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Courtney B. Vance

 
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Bio:
Courtney was honored with a Tony Award nomination, the Theater World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for his Broadway debut performance in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, starring James Earl Jones and directed by the late Lloyd Richards. Courtney also starred in John Guare's ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA

Bio:
Courtney was honored with a Tony Award nomination, the Theater World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for his Broadway debut performance in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, starring James Earl Jones and directed by the late Lloyd Richards. Courtney also starred in John Guare's ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Hap Hairston
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Paul
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Thami Mbikwarna
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Mercutio
  [Broadway]
1987
Cory

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Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance with children

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Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance with children

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04/05/2019
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Leslie Vance, Courtney B. Vance and Conroy Vance

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01/16/2017
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Clarence Avant and Courtney B. Vance

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01/16/2017
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Actor Courtney B. Vance, cast member Alicia Hall Moran, actress Angela Bassett and cast member Nathaniel Stampley

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04/24/2014
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Actor Courtney B. Vance, Director Diane Paulus and actress Angela Bassett

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04/24/2014

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Hap Hairston

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Paul

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Thami Mbikwarna

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Mercutio

  [Broadway]
1987
Cory

Courtney B. Vance Biography

Courtney was honored with a Tony Award nomination, the Theater World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for his Broadway debut performance in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, starring James Earl Jones and directed by the late Lloyd Richards. Courtney also starred in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation with the luminous Stockard Channing, directed by Jerry Zaks, for which he received his second Tony Award nomination. He was also the recipient of an Obie Award for his work in Athol Fugard's My Children! My Africa! At the Public Theater, Courtney also starred in Vaclav Havel's Temptation with David Strathairn and Romeo & Juliet, in which he played Mercutio. He and his wife returned to the stage at Minneapolis' renowned Guthrie Theater to star in John Guare's U.S. premiere of the stage adaptation of His Girl Friday andThe Front Page. Courtney's film & TV work include: CBS' "Extraordinary Measures,"Hurricane Season, Final Destination 5, The Divide, The Preacher's Wife, Space Cowboys, Hamburger Hill, Huck Finn and The Hunt for Red October, ABC/Disney's "Flash Forward," Showtime's "Blind Faith" and "Twelve Angry Men" with the late George C. Scott & Jack Lemmon, August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" for Hallmark, HBO's Emmy-nominated "The Tuskegee Airmen," TNT's "The Closer," NBC's "ER" (playing husband to his real life wife Angela Bassett) and NBC's long-running "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," in which he played asst. DA Ron Carver.

Courtney B. Vance Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Courtney B. Vance , Six Degrees of Separation
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Courtney B. Vance, Fences

Courtney B. Vance News

THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER Begins Production on Season Two Photo THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER Begins Production on Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 18, 2022

'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder' picks up the story of its central character, Penny Proud, and includes her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). Of course, it would not be 'The Proud Family' without Penny's loyal crew Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez and more.

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Apple TV+ Celebrate World Premiere of THEY CALL ME MAGIC Photo Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Apple TV+ Celebrate World Premiere of THEY CALL ME MAGIC
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 16, 2022

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Apple TV+ celebrateD the world premiere of the highly anticipated documentary event series, “They Call Me Magic,” ahead of its April 22 global debut. The star-studded event brought out global superstars from entertainment, sports and music, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Stevie Wonder, Stephen A. Smith, and more, along with Magic’s wife Cookie and children EJ, Elisa and Andre. 

AMC to Debut Original Drama Series, 61ST STREET Photo AMC to Debut Original Drama Series, 61ST STREET
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 5, 2022

AMC's upcoming original drama series 61st Street is set for an April 10th premiere. The two-season event from BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat is a raw, thrilling drama series about a promising Chicago high school athlete wrongfully swept up into the criminal justice system. 61st Street will debut Sunday, April 10 at 10pm ET/PT on AMC, with the first two episodes streaming on AMC+ and ALLBLK. New episodes of the eight-episode first season will roll out weekly, on Sundays, and will be available one week early on AMC+ and ALLBLK. 

Hollywood Beauty Awards Hosts 7th Annual Awards Show Photo Hollywood Beauty Awards Hosts 7th Annual Awards Show
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 20, 2022

The 7th annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs), founded by CEO Michele Elyzabeth, took place on Saturday, March 19 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. The HBAs honor the architects of beauty, recognizing talent in hair, makeup, photography and styling for film, TV, music, the red carpet and editorial. 

Ariana DeBose, WEST SIDE STORY, and More Take Home Critics Choice Awards; Full List o Photo Ariana DeBose, WEST SIDE STORY, and More Take Home Critics Choice Awards; Full List of Winners!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

Ariana DeBose took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the recent film adaptation of West Side Story. The film also won in the Best Film Editing category.

Hulu to Stream Ryan Murphy's Award-Winning Hit Shows from FX and 20th Television Photo Hulu to Stream Ryan Murphy's Award-Winning Hit Shows from FX and 20th Television
by Michael Major - Mar 3, 2022

Hulu will stream three of Ryan Murphy’s most acclaimed and award-winning hit shows from FX and 20th Television, American Crime Story, American Horror Story and Pose, it was announced today by Joe Earley, President of Hulu. Check out the details on the upcoming streaming shows now!

VIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Stars in AMC's 61ST STREET Trailer Photo VIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Stars in AMC's 61ST STREET Trailer
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story), leads an ensemble cast that includes Emmy®-nominee Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard), Mark O’Brien (City on a Hill), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Lights Out), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Your Honor, Manifest) and Bentley Green (Snowfall, Sweet Magnolias).

AMC Networks Announces 61ST STREET Premiere Date Photo AMC Networks Announces 61ST STREET Premiere Date
by Michael Major - Feb 2, 2022

Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story), leads an ensemble cast that includes Emmy®-nominee Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard), Mark O’Brien (City on a Hill), Holt McCallany (Mindhunter, Lights Out), Tosin Cole (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Andrene Ward-Hammond (Manifest) and Bentley Green (Snowfall, Sweet Magnolias).

Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Imag Photo Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Image Awards
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

Today, the full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced. Nominees included Ariana DeBose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Cynthia Erivo, Audra McDonald, Respect, Taraji P. Henson, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Denzel Washington, and more. Check out the full list of nominees now!

VIDEO: Disney+ Shares THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER Trailer Photo VIDEO: Disney+ Shares THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER Trailer
by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022

The series features the voices of Keke Palmer, Billy Porter, Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, JoMarie Payton, Cedric the Entertainer, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Chance the Rapper, Normani, Leslie Odom Jr, Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Debbie Allen, Tina Knowles, Al Roker, and more.

Courtney B. Vance Videos

VIDEO: Listen to Cynthia Erivo's Cover of 'Chain of Fools' From GENIUS: ARETHA VideoVIDEO: Listen to Cynthia Erivo's Cover of 'Chain of Fools' From GENIUS: ARETHA
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2021

Episodes will be available the next day on Hulu, culminating in a celebration of Aretha Franklin’s birthday, with all eight episodes available to stream by Thursday, March 25.

VIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Gushes Over Aretha Franklin on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Gushes Over Aretha Franklin on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2021

Courtney B. Vance talks about the pandemic ruining his 60th birthday and shares what he learned about Aretha Franklin while filming his show Genius: Aretha.

VIDEO: See Cynthia Erivo in the Trailer for GENIUS: ARETHA VideoVIDEO: See Cynthia Erivo in the Trailer for GENIUS: ARETHA
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2021

National Geographic and Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet,” “The Color Purple”) revealed today during the network’s TCA session the highly anticipated premiere date and official series trailer for the multiple Emmy award-winning anthology series GENIUS: ARETHA.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for UNCORKED VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for UNCORKED
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2020

Netflix has released the trailer for their new film Uncorked. Written and directed by Prentice Penny (Insecure), and starring Mamoudou Athie, Courtney B. Vance, and Niecy Nash, Uncorked is a hilarious and touching drama about a father and son who have to finally learn to listen to one another.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCK VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2019

On this day in 2013, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. 

VIDEO: See Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges in the Official BEN IS BACK Trailer VideoVIDEO: See Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges in the Official BEN IS BACK Trailer
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2018

The official trailer for BEN IS BACK has been released, watch the trailer below!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BEN IS BACK Starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BEN IS BACK Starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2018

BEN IS BACK will have its World Premiere as a Special Presentation at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Cruise Stars in New Action Adventure THE MUMMY
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 5, 2016

Tom Cruise stars in Alex Kurzman's action adventure THE MUMMY, hitting theaters this June. The cast also includes Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance  and Oscar winner Russell Crowe.

VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman & More in OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 26, 2016

Below, check out the just-released teaser trailer for OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, hitting theaters December 9, 2016 from Paramount Pictures.

BWW TV: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Tributes SHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual Monte Cristo Awardceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe last night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.


Courtney B. Vance Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Courtney B. Vance been in?
Courtney B. Vance has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Courtney B. Vance been in?
Courtney B. Vance has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Courtney B. Vance been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Lucky Guy , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lucky Guy Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Fences .