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Daniel Sunjata Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
December 30, 1971 (50)
Birth Place:
Evanston, Illinois
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: December 30, 1971 (50)

Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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.

Daniel Sunjata Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actor Gold Star
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out
 
Theatre World Awards - 2003 - Performance Gold Star
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Daniel Sunjata, Take Me Out