| Sterling Brown|| Actor|
| Ryan Michelle Bathe (m. 2007)|
Stanford University, New York University
Army Wives, The Suspect, American Crime Story, Our Idiot Brother, Starved
Brigid Brannagh, Wendy Davis, Brian McNamara, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sally Pressman
Film, television actor
Sterling Kelby Brown (born April 5, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for playing Christopher Darden in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Brown is also known for his role as Roland Burton on the Lifetime Network drama series Army Wives. He currently stars as Randall Pearson on the critically acclaimed NBC drama, This Is Us. The role garnered Brown his second Emmy award in 2017, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Brown was born in 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Sterling Brown Jr. and Aralean Banks Brown. Brown is one of five children; he has two sisters and two brothers. His father died when Brown was 10 years old. As a child, he was known by his middle name, Kelby, until he was 16 and began going by his first name Sterling to honor his late father. Brown grew up in Olivette, Missouri and attended Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. Brown attended Stanford University from which he graduated in 1998 with an acting degree. He initially wanted to work in business but fell in love with acting as a college freshman. Brown then attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he obtained his MFA.
After graduation from college, Brown performed in a series of roles in regional theatre. He has also since appeared in numerous television shows including ER, NYPD Blue, JAG, Boston Legal, Alias, Without A Trace, Supernatural, and Third Watch. He was a regular in the comedy Starved and has also appeared in movies, including Stay with Ewan McGregor, Brown Sugar with Taye Diggs and Trust the Man with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore.
He played a recurring character on the television series Supernatural, where he portrayed vampire hunter Gordon Walker. Brown played Dr. Roland Burton on Army Wives. He also portrayed Detective Cal Beecher on Person of Interest. In 2008, he played David Mosley on the "Patience" episode of Eli Stone. In 2016, Brown starred in the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story as Christopher Darden, for which he won the award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie in the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.
In the theater, Brown starred in 2014 as Hero in Suzan-Lori Parks' Odyssey-inspired play Father Comes Home From the Wars at New York's Public Theater.
In June 2007, he married actress Ryan Michelle Bathe, his college sweetheart. They have two sons.
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