David Alan Grier Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
June 30, 1955 (64)
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Bio:
Broadway: Porgy and Bess, The First (Jackie Robinson, Tony nomination, Theatre World Award), Dreamgirls, A Soldier's Play, Race (Tony nomination). Films: A Soldier's Story, Robert Altman's Streamers (Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival), Dance Flick and the upcoming We the ... (read more)
David Alan Grier News Feeds
 
Date of Birth: June 30, 1955 (64)

Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA

Bio:
Broadway: Porgy and Bess, The First (Jackie Robinson, Tony nomination, Theatre World Award), Dreamgirls, A Soldier's Play, Race (Tony nomination). Films: A Soldier's Story, Robert Altman's Streamers (Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival), Dance Flick and the upcoming We the ... (read more)

Broadway: Porgy and Bess, The First (Jackie Robinson, Tony nomination, Theatre World Award), Dreamgirls, A Soldier's Play, Race (Tony nomination).



Films: A Soldier's Story, Robert Altman's Streamers (Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival), Dance Flick and the upcoming We the Peeples.



Television: "In Living Color" (1990-1994, Emmy Award); "DAG" (2000-2001); "Life with Bonnie" (2003, Image and Golden Satellite nomination); and he also appeared on "Chocolate News."



Grier has been named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time." In his first, recently published book, Barack Like Me: The Chocolate Covered Truth, he expounds on politics, culture and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timely, timeless and hilarious memoir and look at all things Barack.



He holds an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.

David Alan Grier Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
David Alan Grier, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
David Alan Grier, Race
 
Theatre World Awards - 1982 - Performance Gold Star
David Alan Grier, The First
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
David Alan Grier, The First