Daniel Sunjata

Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois

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Daniel Sunjata is known for portraying the role of Agent Paul Briggs in the television series "Graceland." Sunjata is also known for portraying firefighter Franco Rivera in seven seasons of "Rescue Me" opposite Denis Leary. In 2006, Sunjata was seen in The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past alongside Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey. Additional film credits include The Dark Knight Rises, Lullaby, alongside Amy Adams and Terrence Howard, Bad Company, with Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock, Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, One for the Money, opposite Katherine Heigl, and Gone, opposite Amanda Seyfried. Sunjata garnered rave reviews for his portrayal of Langston Hughes in the 2004 Rodney Evans film Brother to Brother as well as for playing legendary baseball star Reggie Jackson in the TV series "The Bronx is Burning." Sunjata's other television credits include "Grey's Anatomy," "Smash," "Sex and the City," "Love Monkey," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," the film The Feast of All Saints, and a starring role alongside Andie MacDowell in At Risk and 'The Front." He was nominated for a Tony award for his role as Darren Lemming in Take Me Out, the 2003 Tony Award-winning play by Richard Greenberg, and was most recently on Broadway in Lincoln Center's production of Macbeth, opposite Ethan Hawke. Daniel has also appeared in “Henry VIII” at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Twelfth Night at the Guthrie Theater, and Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Klein at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Sunjata did his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana and received his MFA from New York University.

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Daniel Sunjata STAGE CREDITS

Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2018

Broadway Production, 2014
Michael Astor

Lincoln Center Production, 2013

Broadway Revival, 2007
Christian De Neuvillette

Broadway Transfer, 2003
Darren Lemming

Lincoln Center Revival, 1998

Orsino (Understudy)

Daniel Sunjata Movies

[2002]Bad Company Officer Carew

[2004]Melinda and Melinda Billy Wheeler

[2004]Brother to Brother Langston

[2004]Noel Marco

[2006]The Devil Wears Prada James Holt

[2009]Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Brad

[2010]Weakness Alejandro

[2012]The Dark Knight Rises Captain Jones

[2012]Generation Um... Charles

[2012]Gone Powers

[2012]One for the Money Ranger

[2014]Lullaby Officer Ramirez

[2017]Small Town Crime Detective Whitman

Daniel Sunjata TV Shows

Graceland Agent Paul Briggs

Grey's Anatomy Eli Lloyd

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit CSU Technician Burt Trevor, Bomb Squad Officer

Manifest Danny

Power Book II: Ghost Mecca

Rescue Me Franco Rivera

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PETER PAN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ROMEO AND JULIET & More to be Featured in BroadwayHD's Back-to-School Collection

Whether a Broadway freshman or seasoned senior, BroadwayHD viewers can get schooled in theatre classics like The Sound of Music and Romeo and Juliet, to more advanced theatre titles like The Importance of Being Earnest to Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and graduate with honors.

VIDEO: Ali Stroker, Matt Bomer & More Star in Netflix's ECHOES Limited Series Trailer

Watch the new video trailer for the Netflix's new limited series, Echoes. The series stars Michelle Monaghan, Matt Bomer, Daniel Sunjata, Ali Stroker, Karen Robinson, Rosanny Zayas, Michael O'Neill, Celia Weston, Gable Swanlund, Tyner Rushing, Hazel and Ginger Mason, Alise Willis, and Maddie Nichols.

Dates and Programming Announced for DirectorFest 2022

The Drama League has announced the dates and programming for DirectorFest 2022, a festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its 2021 Directing Fellows.

Ali Stroker Joins Netflix Series ECHOES From Brian Yorkey

Alongside Stroker and Monaghan, the cast of Echoes includes Karen Robinson, Rosanny Zayas, Matt Bomer, and Daniel Sunjata.

Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Star in CHRISTMAS AGAIN on Disney Channel

Production is underway on the Disney Channel Original Movie 'Christmas Again,' a heartwarming comedy about the magic of Christmas and creating new Christmas traditions.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for THE STAND on CBS All Access

The nine-episode limited-event series premieres Thursday, Dec. 17.

Broadway Rewind: Something Wicked This Way Comes When MACBETH Returns to Broadway

Today we rewind to 2013, when Macbeth returned to Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 60 performances.

CBS All Access' Limited Event Series THE STAND to Premiere on Thursday, Dec. 17

CBS All Access, ViacomCBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced its highly anticipated limited event series THE STAND will premiere on Thursday, Dec. 17.

VIDEO: See Billy Porter in the Season Two Trailer for THE TWILIGHT ZONE

CBS All Access has announced the premiere date and released the first trailer for the second season of The Twilight Zone.

CBS All Access Announces Additional Casting for Season Two of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced additional casting for the second season of its original anthology series THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Billy Porter and More Join Season Two of THE TWILIGHT ZONE

CBS All Access has announced casting for season two of The Twilight Zone, according to Variety. Broadway and screen favorite Billy Porter has joined the cast, along with Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Tony Hale, Abbie Hern, Gillian Jacobs, Sophia Macy, Joel McHale, Chris Meloni, Jimmi Simpson and Daniel Sunjata.

The Stars Align... 20 Broadway People to Watch in 2020

2019 is almost over and we can't help but look ahead to the 2020 Broadway season, which is bound to be filled with countless star-making (and star-preserving) performances. Who should you keep your eye on as the spring season begins and awards season approaches?

Whoopi Goldberg Joins Cast of THE STAND on CBS All Access

 CBS All Access, CBS' digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced that Whoopi Goldberg, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke and Daniel Sunjata have joined the cast of its original limited event series THE STAND, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name. They join previously announced cast members James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga.

MTC's SAINT JOAN Enters Final Two Weeks

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Saint Joan written by Nobel Prize in Literature and Academy Award winner Bernard Shaw and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan is now in its final two weeks of performances. The production is produced in association with Eddie Marks/Ostar. Today, Wednesday May 30, marks the Feast Day of Saint Joan - which celebrates her life and her sainthood.

Photo Coverage: Condola Rashad Receives Her Portrait at Sardi's

Condola Rashad has received a portrait at Sardi's! BroadwayWorld attended the unveiling of the portrait, yesterday. Check out photos from the exciting event below!

Broadway By Design: Scott Pask, Christopher Ash & Jane Greenwood Bring SAINT JOAN from Page to Stage

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Scott Pask, Christopher Ash, and Jane Greenwood, who acted as scenic, projection and costume designers for MTC's epic Broadway revival of Saint Joan.

BWW TV: SAINT JOAN Makes a Divine Return to Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night!

'I feel so liberated,' said Condola Rashad following her opening night bow in Saint Joan. 'Stepping into this particular character's shoes has really done something for me as a person, not just as an actor.'

Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive at Opening Night of SAINT JOAN

MTC's powerful new production of Saint Joan, opened on Broadway last night, April 25, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Check out photos below of all of the stars arriving at opening night!

Photo Coverage: Condola Rashad & Company Celebrate Opening Night of SAINT JOAN

MTC's powerful new production of Saint Joan, opened on Broadway last night, April 25, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Check out photos of the cast at their opening night cast party below!

BWW Review: Shaw's SAINT JOAN Gains Fresh Relevance As Condola Rashad Plays a Teen Inspiring a National Movement

The title character of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan was burned at the stake nearly 500 years before the play premiered at Broadway's Garrick Theatre in December of 1923, but for many viewers there may have been a sense of topicality to the proceedings.


Daniel Sunjata has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Daniel Sunjata has not appeared in the West End.

Daniel Sunjata has been nominated for several awards for his performances in the play "Take Me Out." He was nominated for Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Outstanding Lead Actor at The Lortels. He also received a Performance nomination at the Theatre World Awards and a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards.

Daniel Sunjata has won several awards for his performances on Broadway. He received the Outstanding Actor - Play award from the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "Take Me Out." He also won the Outstanding Lead Actor award from The Lortels for the same production. Additionally, Sunjata received the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his performance in "Take Me Out."

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