Courtney B. Vance

Vance in 2013 Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. He started his career on stage before moving to film and television. Vance has received various accolades, including a Tony Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as nominations for a Grammy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Having trained at the Yale School of Drama, he soon made his Broadway debut the original production of August Wilson's ''Fences'' (1985), earning his first Tony Award nomination. He continued acting in theatre in John Guare's ''Six Degrees of Separation'' (1990) and Nora Ephron's ''Lucky Guy'' (2013), the later of which earned him a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He is known for his roles in films such as ''Hamburger Hill'' (1987), ''The Hunt for Red October'' (1990), ''The Tuskegee Airmen'' (1995), ''The Preacher's Wife'' (1996), ''Cookie's Fortune'' (1999), and ''Isle of Dogs'' (2018).

From 2001 to 2006 he portrayed Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver in the NBC series ''Law & Order: Criminal Intent''. He earned Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie portraying Johnnie Cochran in the FX limited series ''The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story'' (2016), and for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for playing George Freeman in the HBO series ''Lovecraft Country'' (2020). He also played Sir Lord Keenan Kester Cofield in ''The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'' (2017) and C. L. Franklin in ''Genius: Aretha'' (2020).

He has been married to actress Angela Bassett since 1997. He is on the Board of Directors of The Actors Center in New York City, and is an active supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In 2019, he was appointed president of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Provided by Wikipedia
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