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André Holland is a Actor American born on 28 december 1979 at Bessemer (USA)

André Holland

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Birth name December 28
Nationality USA
Birth 28 december 1979 (44 years) at Bessemer (USA)

André Holland (born December 28, 1979) is an American actor who has appeared on stage, television and in feature films. He currently stars as Dr. Algernon Edwards on the Cinemax drama The Knick. He portayed politician and activist Andrew Young in the 2014 film Selma and sportswriter Wendell Smith in the 2013 film 42.


He was born on December 28, 1979. He attended Florida State University and New York University and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU in 2006. His first stage performance was in Oliver at the Birmingham Summerfest Theatre at the age of eleven.

Since then, Holland has performed in several theatre productions. In 2006, he portrayed three characters (Simon, Rex and Jesse) in the play Blue Door and Charles Isherwood of The New York Times gave him a positive review for his performance. In 2008, he played Eric in the play Wig Out! and Elegba/Marcus in The Brother/Sister Plays the following year. In 2010, he was cast in the Matthew Lopez play The Whipping Man and won the Vivian Robinson/Audelco Award for "Supporting Actor" for The Whipping Man.

In 2011, he starred as Julian 'Fitz' Fitzgerald on the NBC sitcom Friends with Benefits. Holland also appears with Clive Owen in the Cinemax original TV drama The Knick.

Best films

42 (2013)
Moonlight (2016)

Usually with

Anna Boden
Anna Boden
(2 films)
Mike Binder
Mike Binder
(1 films)
Dede Gardner
Dede Gardner
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of André Holland (6 films)

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Moonlight (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by Barry Jenkins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, Teen LGBT-related films, Films about school violence, LGBT-related films, Coming out, LGBT-related film
Actors Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe
Rating73% 3.699963.699963.699963.699963.69996
Pendant trois périodes cruciales de sa vie (9-10 ans, 16-17 ans et dix ans plus tard), Chiron, un Afro-Américain de Miami se bat contre son milieu (scolaire) et sa famille (mère droguée) pour vivre son homosexualité, essayant de s'affirmer tout en demeurant fidèle à lui-même.
Black or White, 2h1
Directed by Mike Binder
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Ehle, Octavia Spencer, Bill Burr, André Holland
Roles Reggie Davis
Rating66% 3.3022053.3022053.3022053.3022053.302205
Elliot is in a hospital, discussing funeral arrangements over the phone. His wife died in an accident. His colleague/friend Rick arrives, Elliot tells him what happened, and Rick tries to offer him support. Elliot goes home alone and drinks himself to sleep. Next morning, he hides the liquor bottle as his granddaughter Eloise, who is bi-racial, knocks on the door and asks where her grandmother is. He tells her he will take her to school and to finish getting ready. He sees visions of his wife and attempts to brush Eloise’s hair, but is unsuccessful. She is upbeat as usual, and they are having difficulty as Elliot tries to do her hair, get her ready, and then take her to school. Elliot admits that he has never driven his granddaughter to school before, and that he got lost.
Selma (2014)
, 2h8
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Political films
Actors David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint
Roles Andrew Young
Rating74% 3.748783.748783.748783.748783.74878
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) accepts his Nobel Peace Prize. Four African-American girls are shown walking down the stairs of the 16th Street Baptist Church until an explosion explosion set by the Ku Klux Klan kills them. In Selma, Alabama, Annie Lee Cooper attempts to register to vote but is prevented by the white registrar. King meets with President Lyndon B. Johnson and asks for federal legislation to allow black citizens to register to vote unencumbered. Johnson says he has more important projects.
42 (2013)
, 2h8
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni, André Holland
Roles Wendell Smith
Rating74% 3.747173.747173.747173.747173.74717
The film tells the story of Jackie Robinson and, under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey, Robinson's signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first African-American player to break the baseball color barrier. The story focuses mostly on the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers season and somewhat on Robinson's 1946 season with the Montreal Royals, which emphasize his battles with racism.
Miracle at St. Anna, 2h40
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Valentina Cervi, John Turturro
Rating60% 3.049993.049993.049993.049993.04999
In 1983, Hector Negron, an aged Puerto Rican World War II veteran, works as a post office clerk in New York City. After recognizing a customer, Negron shoots and kills the man with a German Luger pistol. Several hours later, reporter Tim Boyle and Detective Tony Ricci are at the crime scene seeking information. At Negron's apartment, Boyle, Ricci and other officers discover a finely carved statue head, the Head of the Primavera, a long missing segment from the Ponte Santa Trinita. Also found is a Purple Heart and a photograph revealing that Negron was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star.
Sugar (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Baseball films
Actors Algenis Perez Soto, Michael Gaston, André Holland, Richard Bull, Ellary Porterfield, Karolina I. Wydra
Roles Brad Johnson
Rating71% 3.5952053.5952053.5952053.5952053.595205
Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Perez Soto) spends his weekends at home, passing from the landscaped gardens and manicured fields on one side of the guarded academy gate to the underdeveloped, more chaotic world beyond. In his small village outside San Pedro de Macorís, Miguel enjoys a kind of celebrity status. His neighbors gather to welcome him back for the weekend; the children ask him for extra baseballs or an old glove. To his family, who lost their father years before, Miguel is their hope and shining star. With the small bonus he earned when he signed with the academy some time ago, he has started to build his family a new house—one that has a bigger kitchen for his mom and a separate room for his grandmother.