Russell Hornsby

Active - 1999 - Present  |   Born - May 15, 1974 in Oakland, California, United States  |   Genres - Drama

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Supporting player Russell Hornsby joined the casts of numerous features and television series during the 1990s and 2000s. He made his first significant appearance in the Jada Pinkett Smith urban comedy Woo (1998), then followed it up with scattered, multi-episode roles in such series as Law & Order, Gideon's Crossing, and Playmakers, and parts in the movies After the Sunset (2004), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), and Something New (2006). Hornsby attained greater recognition and a higher profile with his lead role of Eddie Sutton in the ABC series drama Lincoln Heights. Over the coming years, Hornsby would appear on TV series like In Treatment and Grimm.

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  • Spent a summer after graduating college at the Britsh American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.
  • Has done many theater projects, including roles in productions of To Kill a Mockingbird, Joe Louis Blues and Six Degrees of Separation.
  • At the Spirit & Truth Conference, described his Lincoln Heights role of Eddie Sutton as "one of the most important roles I've ever taken on."
  • In an interview with SoulOfAmerica, he said his Lincoln Heights role has made him a role model and that he embraces that.
  • Was initially surprised at Lincoln Heights renewal because of his track record on TV: Lincoln Heights is his fifth series, but his first series that made it past one season.
  • Enjoys traveling.