Hill Harper Biography

Birthday: 1966-05-17
Place of Birth: Iowa City, Iowa USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY. He portrays Dr. Sheldon Hawkes, a reclusive coroner who walked away from a promising surgical career after the traumatic loss of two patients. This February, he will star in the HBO movie, Lackawanna Blues, which is based on the critically acclaimed stage play by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Recently, People magazine selected Harper as one of their "Sexiest Men Alive" (2004). Prior to CSI: NY, Harper co-starred as an ambitious undercover FBI operative on the CBS series, The Handler, alongside Emmy Award nominee Joe Pantoliano. The role earned him a 2004 Golden Satellite Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He has also been recognized by the NAACP Image Awards with a nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the CBS series, City of Angels. Harper received critical acclaim for his performance in the independent film, The Visit, directed by Jordan Walker-Pearlman, which tells the story of two brothers who are forced to come together when the younger sibling (played by Harper), who is HIV positive, is sentenced to death row for a crime he seemingly did not commit. His performance, which Daily Variety called "riveting," earned him a Best Actor nomination by the Independent Spirit Awards. He re-teams with Walker-Pearlman in the upcoming independent feature, Constellation, which chronicles the lives and loves of a family in the deep South. His recent film roles include the lead in the independent film, Love, Sex and Eating the Bones, which was accepted into the Toronto International, Palm Springs, and Pan African film festivals. This intriguing film won "Best Canadian First Feature Film" in the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival and both "Best Feature" and "Audience Favorite" in the 2004 Pan African Film Festival. He has also completed work on the independent film America Brown, which was accepted into the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. Harper's other screen credits include: Loving Jezebel, The Nephew (with Pierce Brosnan), The Skulls (with Joshua Jackson), In Too Deep (with Omar Epps, L.L. Cool J and Nia Long), Beloved, Hav' Plenty, He Got Game (with Denzel Washington), and Get on the Bus. Other films include Zooman (with Louis Gossett Jr., Charles S. Dutton and CCH Pounder), Full Court Press (with Ellen Burstyn and Taye Diggs) and One Red Rose, which he also co-wrote, for Showtime. As a television actor, Harper has had numerous guest starring roles. He recently appeared on recurring episodes of Showtime's Soul Food and guest starred on HBO's The Sopranos. He also starred in the CBS mini-series Mama Flora's Family and the UPN Network comedy/drama Live Shot. Other guest appearances include: ER, NYPD Blue, Murder One, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Married....With Children. Harper's stage credits include appearances in off-Broadway productions of Your Handsome Captain, Freeman, and David Mamet's American Buffalo. He completed a starring run of Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters at New York's Joseph Papp Public Theatre. Harper graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, as well as with a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government. He is a full-time member of Boston's Black Folk's Theater Company, one of the nation's oldest and most respected African American traveling theater troupes. Harper's Bazaar wrote, "You might expect Hill Harper to be the next actor vying for the presidency... but he has other things on his agenda."

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Live Shot 1995 Drama
The Handler Darnell 2003 - 2004
CSI: NY Dr. Sheldon Hawkes 2004 - 2013 Action
Fat Chef Dr. Sheldon Hawkes 2012 Reality Tv
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Skull Will Beckford 1965 Reality Tv
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings Peter 1994 Reality Tv, 0
Get on the Bus 1996 Drama, History
Steel 1997 Sport, 0
He Got Game 1998 Drama, Sport
Hav Plenty 1998 Comedy
Park Day Steve Johnson 1998
The Nephew 1998 Drama
Loving Jezebel Theodorous 1999 Comedy, Romance
In Too Deep Breezy T. 1999
Slaves of Hollywood Fisher Lovelace 1999 Comedy
The Skulls Will Beckford 2000 Action, Crime, Drama
Higher Ed Craig 2001 Comedy
Constellation 2005
America Brown John Cross 2005 Drama
Whitepaddy Marshall Evans 2006 Drama
Premium Ed 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Breed Noah 2006 Horror, Thriller
30 Days Donnell 2006 Drama, Sport
This Is Not a Test Carl 2008 Comedy, Drama
For Colored Girls Donald 2010 Drama
The Volunteer Phil 2013 Drama
1982 Tim Brown 2013 Drama
Parts Per Billion Rick 2014
Shanghai Hotel Carlos 2014 Drama
Pearly Gates Dave 2015
Concussion Christopher Jones 2015 Drama, Sport
Shadow Hill Darris Donnelly 2016 Horror