|Years active 1998–present|
Name Russell Hornsby
|Role Theater actor|
Spouse Denise Walker (m. 2008)
|Born May 15, 1974 (age 49) (1974-05-15) Oakland, California, U.S.|
Education University of Oxford, Saint Mary's College High School, Boston University
Awards Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Obie Award for Ensemble Performance
Nominations Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Movies and TV shows Grimm, Lincoln Heights, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Meet the Parents, Big Fat Liar
Similar People Silas Weir Mitchell, David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee
Russell hornsby on lincoln heights
Russell Hornsby (born May 15, 1974) is an American theater, television, and film actor. He is best known for his roles as Edward "Eddie" Sutton on ABC Family's Lincoln Heights, as Luke on the HBO drama In Treatment, as Detective Hank Griffin on the NBC series Grimm, and as Lyons in the movie Fences.
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- Early life and education
Grimm star russell hornsby impersonates elvis cowardly lion
Early life and education
Hornsby was born in Oakland, California. He was a football player at St. Mary's College High School in Berkeley, California. He auditioned for a spring musical and got the role of the Scarecrow in The Wiz. After that, he became very interested in theatre and acting and was highly involved with the rest of the school theatrical productions. After graduating he studied theater at Boston University from which he graduated with a degree in performance. After graduation, Hornsby continued his studies at the British American Drama Academy.
After finishing his studies at Oxford, Hornsby moved to New York City and was subsequently cast in leading roles in Off Broadway productions of To Kill a Mockingbird (as Atticus Finch), Joe Louis Blues, and Six Degrees of Separation (as Paul). In the late 1990s, he decided to move to Los Angeles in order to transition into television and film. He has appeared in several different television productions including appearing in recurring roles in Haunted as Detective Marcus Bradshaw and Gideon's Crossing as Chief Resident Dr. Aaron Boise. His other television credits include Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, and In Justice among others. He also played running back Leon Taylor in ESPN's drama series Playmakers. On the big screen, he has appeared in such films as After the Sunset, Big Fat Liar, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Keep the Faith, Baby, Meet the Parents, and Stuck among others. In 2000, Hornsby appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Jitney for which he won a Drama Desk Award and an Obie Award.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, California and most recently starred in the NBC fantasy drama, Grimm.