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I read a lot of W.E.B. Du Bois, who wrote 'The Souls of Black Folk.'

I read a lot of W.E.B. Du Bois, who wrote 'The Souls of Black Folk.'

I've lost friends over texting because I'm so bad at it. ---->>>

I do enjoy history. That's one of the things that I love about acting is you get a chance to really dive into history and develop a real personal opinion about it. ---->>>

I've written a couple of scripts. Actually, a pilot. I'm not sure I'm allowed to say, but it's a comedy about three young men in New York City, one of whom may or may not be a romantic like me. ---->>>

A lot of people in the movie business don't have a point of reference for me; nobody really knows who I am. ---->>>

I did my undergrad at Florida State, got a Bachelor's, and then I got my Masters in Acting at NYU. So I've spent a lot of time in the classroom. ---->>>

I need to find those projects more often: the ones that really, really speak to me. I do better work in those situations and have a better time. ---->>>

I started out doing a lot of theater, a lot of Shakespeare, classic plays. ---->>>

I studied acting in NYU's graduate program, in which we covered everything from Ibsen and Chekov to August Wilson and David Mamet. ---->>>

I think that a man should not be shy; you should say what you really think and feel - put it out there. ---->>>

I'm the old-school, letter-writing romantic. I know it's out of style, and not a lot of women go for that these days, but that's what I go for. ---->>>

If someone wanted to do a biopic about me, I would like for them to consult my family. ---->>>

It's not every day you get to be in a movie about Jackie Robinson, so you want to do it as right as you can. ---->>>

Never lived in L.A. I've always done the New York thing. ---->>>

Shakespeare is definitely my first love. ---->>>

Theater is where I have the most experience and feel most at home, but I'm really, really loving film. ---->>>

When I was in school, and even after, I did a lot of classic plays, and I guess it sort of extended into film. ---->>>

Whenever I have a play or opening or anything going on in my career, my parents always come up and see it. ---->>>

With 'Selma,' I grew up in Alabama, 45 minutes away from Selma. I have gone to that commemorative march many times with my parents. ---->>>

Everybody gathered at my Aunt Hannah's house, and we sat around and talked, ate, drank and told lies. That's what people do, and I just sat there and listened. ---->>>

Frankly, I think that's something that black people in America have often done - finding ways under very, very difficult circumstances to be subversive, but also to push things forward. And I think that applies to music. I think it applies to dance. I think it applies to a number of things. ---->>>

I grew up in Alabama in a very small town and didn't have access to the finest of anything, really. But my mother was the kind of woman who just wanted us, me and my sisters, to be exposed to any and anything she could find. ---->>>

I think that's what makes characters interesting - when you paint a person into a corner, and you see what they do to get out of that corner. It's what makes drama drama. ---->>>

In '42,' it's like the '40s where racial equality had come into the consciousness of a lot of people, whereas in the 1900s it was sort of a new thing. ---->>>

My goal has always been to try to live up to every ounce of my potential. For me, that means working with the best people and working with the best material. ---->>>

'The Knick' is set in New York during the 1990s, and it takes place around a hospital called The Knickerbocker. It's about a team of surgeons and nurses who are on the cutting edge of medicine. ---->>>

When you live in an environment where you aren't allowed to be fully who you are, you aren't taken seriously, and you aren't respected. What that actually does to a person's confidence and psyche is really fascinating to me. ---->>>

With theater, depending on the audience, the show is different every night and really requires your constant concentration. With film, it's more possible to focus for shorter, more intense bits of time. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-28, 1979
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.
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Occupation: Actor
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André Holland (born December 28, 1979) is an American actor, known for his roles as Dr. Algernon Edwards on the Cinemax drama series The Knick, and as Matt Miller on the FX series American Horror Story: Roanoke. He portrayed politician and activist Andrew Young in the 2014 film Selma, sportswriter Wendell Smith in the 2013 film 42 (wikipedia)