André Holland, actor
In addition to his acclaimed work in playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays, André dedicated time to developing a solo show during a residency at the Ars Nova Theatre in New York; traveled to Florence, Italy to co-create a three-actor production of Romeo and Juliet, which was later performed at Classic Stage Company in New York; participated in workshops and readings with the Shakespeare Society, Red Bull Theatre, and the Alliance Theatre; and played a part in the FOX feature film Bride Wars and the title role in the independent film Sugar. He had a leading role in All’s Well That Ends Well, a production of New York’s Shakespeare in the Park; and had the part of reporter Wendell Smith in Brian Helgeland’s 42, a biographical movie about baseball player Jackie Robinson and the racial integration of Major League Baseball. André’s films include Black and White with Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, Selma with Giovani Ribisi, Tim Roth, and Oprah Winfrey; and the Oscar-winning Moonlight with Mahershal Ali.  He also co-starred opposite Clive Owen in The Knick, a series directed by Steven Soderbergh on Cinemax, and in season 6 of American Horror Story with Cuba Gooding, Jr.  He recently appeared on Broadway in August Wilson’s Jitney. He will appear in Ava DeVernay’s upcoming A Wrinkle in Time with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine.


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