After pursuing academic success at Stanford University and later the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, actor Sterling K. Brown began pursuing professional success, appearing on episodes of TV series like NYPD Blue, Boston Legal, and Alias. The appearances bolstered his popularity, and Brown went on to land a number of recurring roles on the shows Starved, Supernatural, and Army Wives. In 2008 he landed a part in the Pacino/De Niro cop thriller Righteous Kill, and three years later stretched his comedic muscles in Our Idiot Brother.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- During his teens, he worked as a dishwasher at a country club and as a maintenance guy in a lumberyard.
- Became interested in acting as a freshman in high school, when he appeared in a production of Godspell.
- He and his wife were born at the same St. Louis hospital but didn't meet until they both attended Stanford University.
- Started out as an economics major in college before switching to acting.