Sterling K Brown

Sterling K Brown

Date Of BirthApril 5, 1976
Age44 years 5 months 19 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthSaint Louis, Missouri, United States
Zodiac SignAries
Professions Model , Actor
Full Name Sterling Kelby Brown
Other Name Sterling Brown

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignAries
Nationality American
EthnicityAfrican American
ComplexionBlack
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Features & Measurements
Height183 CM
6 Feet 0 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight80 KG
176 lbs
Body Type Athletic
Family Information
Father Sterling Brown Junior (died in 1986)
Mother Aralean Banks Brown
Sons Andrew Brown (born 2011)
Amare Brown (born 2015)
Wife Ryan Michelle Bathé (married 2007)
Brothers Robert Brown
Armand Brown
Sisters Ariel Brown
Angela Brown
Cousin Arris Harris
Mother In-Law Clare Bathe
Sister In-Law Nichelle Hines‏
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Bachelor of Arts
Education (High School) Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS)
Education(School) St. Louis Country Day School
Alma MaterStanford University (1998)
New York University
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
Education (Post-Graduation) Master of Fine Arts
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Brown Sugar(2002)
Years Active 2001-
Debut (TV) Third Watch(2002-2004)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite TV show NYPD Blue (1993)
Favorite Artist Chance the Rapper
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileSterling K Brown Facebook Profile
Official WebsiteSterling K Brown Official Website
Instagram ProfileSterling K Brown Instagram Profile
More Information
Teacher Harry Elam Jr. (Professor at university; taught him Drama)
Friend Chrissy Metz (his co-star)
Net worth$4 Million

Biography

Sterling K Brown is an American TV/ Movie actor, model, and producer.

He is popular for his roles in the Drama Army Wives(2007)(as Roland Burton), in the comedy family drama This Is Us(2016-)(as Randall Pearson), Supernatural( as Gordon Walker), The People v O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story(2016) (as Christopher Darden).

Recently he has appeared in roles- Lio Oak in (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts), Mark Serra in The Rhythm Section(2020)

 

Childhood- Family

Sterling Brown was born as Sterling Kelby Brown in Saint Louis, Missouri on 5th April 1976 to Sterling Brown Junior(Father) & Aralean Banks Brown(Mother). He grew up in Olivette, Missouri.

His father Sterling Brown Junior died from a heart attack when SKB (Sterling K Brown) was just 10 years old.

He has two brothers named Armand Brown and Robert Brown. Ariel Brown & Angela Brown are his sisters.

Education

  • School: He attended the St. Louis Country Day School.
  • High School: SKB attended Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) for his high school education
  • Stanford University: SKB attended Stanford University for his Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama
  • New York University: Sterling's post-graduation was at New York university's Tisch School of the Arts. He has a 'Master of Fine Arts' degree from there.

 

Marriage- Children

Sterling Brown & Ryan Michelle Bathe

Ryan & Sterling were born in the same public hospital, St. Louis, Missouri (They were born 3 months apart). However, they met each other in college when they were 18. They went to university together as well. The two bonded over drama classes and eventually started dating.

The couple separated when their lives went different ways, they met again in New York after 3 years, they had a long-distance relationship for a while and finally decided to settle down together. They got married in June 2007.

Ryan Michelle Bathe wedding with Sterling Kelby Brown

Image: Ryan Michelle Bathe wedding with Sterling Kelby Brown

The two have worked together (either as co-stars or collaborators) in "Army Wives", "This Is Us", "Every Other Weekend"

 

Children

The couple has 2 sons, an elder son named Andrew Brown(born 2011) & a younger son named Amare Brown(born 2015)

Ryan Michelle Bathe Family: Sterling Kelby Brown(husband), Andrew Brown(Elder Son), Amare Brown(Younger Son)

He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two sons.

 

Interesting Facts

  • Sterling Brown is one of the 5 children of his parents, he has two sisters and two brothers.
  • He was called by his middle name- Kelby until he was in High School. Later he chose to use Sterling in honor of his father.
  • He wanted to get into business after his studies. He was in economics major in college before shifting to acting. In his Stanford Application essay, he wrote that he wanted to own a Fast-food chain & make a great business out of it.
  • Before becoming an actor he worked as a Dishwasher (country Club) & maintenance person.
  • He used to think Drama people are weird- until he became an actor himself.
  • His first acting work paid him $300 per week, he used to live in $85 per week room.
  • He received two nominations in the same year at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • NYPD Blue (1993)- inspired him to become an actor.
  • Political inclination: He supports the democratic party, was opposed to Donald Trump's candidacy.
  • He believes in God and attributes his success to the grace of God. He considers himself spiritual.
  • He considers his older brother to be his inspiration.
  • When he is not working, working out, reading scripts he is usually enjoying free time with kids and wife.
  • His social network bio reads "Child of God, Husband, Father, Friend, Actor, & all around Beast"
  • First African American actor to win SAG Awards (Drama lead): He became the first Black actor to win a SAG award as the Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.
  • Awards and Crying: He doesn't mind crying when he is emotional, he cries watching his own show 'This is Us'
    • SKB cried when he got two nominations in the same year at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
    • He cried again when he won 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards in the same year.

 

Career

Sterling Brown started acting in Plays when he was in Freshman year of High school where he acted in the play 'Joe Turner’s Come and Gone' (role of Herald Loomis) and then 'Godspell'. He later started performing at the theaters.

He made his debut in the movie Brown Sugar(2002), Third Watch(2002-2004) is his first TV series.

 

Third Watch

In the NBC crime drama created by John Wells and Edward Allen Bernero, Sterling plays NYPD Officer Edward Dade. 

The Primetime Emmy award-winning series had Coby Bell (as Tyrone Davis), Molly Price (Faith Yokas), Anthony Ruivivar (Carlos Nieto), Skipp Sudduth (John Sullivan), Jason Wiles (Maurice Boscorelli) and others in the lead.

SKB appeared in nine episodes of the series (season 3-5) that were aired from 2002-04

 

Army Wives

In the War Drama series 'Army Wives' aired on 'Lifetime', SKB played one of the main roles as Roland Burton, he appeared in 107 episodes (season 1-6 as main role, 7th as recurring)

Roland Burton plays a psychiatrist, husband of Lieutenant Colonel Joan Burton (played by Wendy Davis), an Afghanistan returnee.

SKB's wife Ryan also makes an appearance on the show.

 

The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story

For his role in 'The People v. O. J. Simpson', he won an Emmy Award, a Critics Choice Award and was nominated at many other Award events such as Golden Globes, SAG, Image Awards among others

For his role as Christopher Darden in 'The People V. O J Simpson', he called and texted the real Christopher Darden, but did not get a reply from him.

 

This Is Us

In the NBC family comedy-drama created by Dan Fogelman, SKB plays Randall Pearson, the adopted son of Jack Pearson (played by Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson(Mandy Moore). Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley play his siblings- Kate Pearson and Kevin Pearson respectively.

SKB has won an Emmy Award (Outstanding Lead Actor) for his role as Randall Pearson in the NBC series 'This is Us'

Not only did he become the first African-American to win a SAG award as the Drama series lead actor, he also won Critics Choice Award, NAACP Image Award, and others.

 

Black Panther (2018)

In the 2018 Marvel movie Black Panther, SKB plays N'Jobu, the brother of T'Chaka and the father of Killmonger.

 

Music videos

Year Song Artists Notes
2019 Oakland Nights The Lonely Island  

 

Soundtracks

Year Song Project Notes
2019 Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel episode: Panty Pose
2017 Another Day of Sun 74th Golden Globe Awards  

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
2020 The Rhythm Section Mark Serra  
2019 Frozen II Mattias (voice)  
2019 Waves Ronald  
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Garry (voice)  
2018 The Predator Traeger  
2018 Hotel Artemis Waikiki  
2018 Black Panther
N'Jobu
 
2017 Marshall Joseph Spell  
2016 Spaceman
Rodney Scott
 
2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Sergeant Hurd  
2015 Mojave Detective Fletcher  
2014 Galyntine Samhir TV Movie
2013 The Suspect
The Other Suspect
 
2011 Our Idiot Brother Omar   
2008 Righteous Kill Rogers  
2007 The Favor Policeman  
2005 Stay Frederick / Devon  
2005 Trust the Man Rand  

 

TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2020 Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Lio Oak 9 episodes
 2016-2020 This Is Us Randall Pearson 73 episodes
2019 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Reggie 4 episodes
2018 Robot Chicken Captain Fellowes Episode: Shall I Visit the Dinosaurs?
2018 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Philip Davidson Episode: The Box
2018 Every Other Weekend   3 episodes; as executive producer
2017 Insecure Lionel 2 episodes: "Hella Shook", "Hella Open"
2017 A Bunch of Dicks Warren TV mini-series
2016 American Crime Story Christopher Darden 10 episodes
2015 Criminal Minds Fitz episode: Beyond Borders
2015 Castle Ed Redley episode: The Wrong Stuff
2014 Masters of Sex Marcus episode: Story of My Life
2014 The Mentalist Agent Higgins episode: White Lines
2013 NCIS Elijah Banner episode: Devil's Triad
2007-2013 Army Wives Roland Burton 108 episodes
2012-2013 Person of Interest Detective Cal Beecher 6 episodes
2012 Nikita Nick Anson episode: True Believer
2011 Harry's Law Mr. Thomas episode: American Girl
2011 The Good Wife Andrew Boylan episode: Feeding the Rat
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Cameron Jones episode: Ice Man/Malibu
2010 Medium Todd Gillis episode: The People in Your Neighborhood
2008 Eli Stone David Mosley episode: Patience
2006-2007 Supernatural Gordon Walker 4 episodes
2007 Standoff Russell Marsh episode: Lie to Me
2007 Shark Quenton North episode: Teacher's Pet
2006 Without a Trace Thomas Biggs episode: Watch Over Me
2006 Smith Mr. Corey episode: "Three"
2006 Alias Agent Rance episode: There's Only One Sydney Bristow
2005 Starved Adam Williams 7 episodes
2005 Boston Legal Zeke Borns episode: Death Be Not Proud
2004 JAG sergeant Harry Smith episode: Coming Home
2002-2004 Third Watch Officer Dade 9 episodes
2004 NYPD Blue Kelvin George episode: Chatty Chatty Bang Bang
2004 ER Bob Harris episode: Get Carter
2003 Tarzan Detective Carey 2 episodes: "For Love of Country", "Surrender"
2003 Hack   episode: Hidden Agenda

 

Short Movies

Year short movie Character Notes
2019 The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience Sia   
2018 Magnetic Plasma for mass(es) Enlightenment
The Oracle
 

 

Theater

Year Play Character Notes
2014 Father Comes Home From the Wars Ulysses(hero)

Location: Public Theater Anspacher Theater

 

 

2009 The Brother/Sister Plays Part 2: The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet Shua
2009 The Brother/Sister Plays Part 1: In The Red and Brown Water Shango
2006 Macbeth Macduff

Location: Public Theater Delacorte Theater

2002 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Goodwill

By: Bertolt Brecht

Location: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, New York City

2002 Twelfth Night Antonio Location: Public Theater Delacorte Theater

 

Awards

Year Won? Award Project Category Notes
2020 Nomination Black Reel Awards Waves (2019) Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture  
Black Reel Awards for Television This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Actor, Drama Series  
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017) Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy Series  
Critics Choice Awards This Is Us (2016) Best Actor in a Drama Series Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Hollywood Critics Association Award Waves (2019) Best Supporting Actor  
Image Awards Frozen II (2019) Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance  
This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series  
Waves (2019) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture  
Screen Actors Guild Awards This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series  
2019 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  
AAFCA TV Honors Award Best Performance - Male  
Black Reel Awards for Television Outstanding Actor, Drama Series  
Winner Gold Derby Awards American Crime Story (2016) TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor of the Decade  
Nomination Black Panther (2018) Ensemble Cast  
This Is Us (2016) Drama Lead Actor  
Drama Actor of the Decade  
Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series  
Online Association of Female Film Critics Waves (2019) Best Supporting Male  
People's Choice Awards, USA This Is Us (2016) Favorite Male TV Star  
Favorite Drama TV Star  
Winner Screen Actors Guild Awards Black Panther (2018) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture  
This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series  
Nomination Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series  
Teen Choice Awards This Is Us (2016) Choice TV Actor: Drama  
2018 Winner Golden Globe Awards This Is Us (2016) Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama  
Nomination Primetime Emmy Awards This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series  
BET Awards Marshall (2017),  This Is Us (2016),  Black Panther (2018) Best Actor  
Black Reel Awards Waves (2019) Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture  
Winner Black Reel Television Awards for This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Actor, Drama Series  
Nomination Insecure (2016) Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy Series  
Saturday Night Live (1975) Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy Series  
Winner Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards This Is Us (2016) Best Actor in a Drama Series  
Nomination Dorian Awards TV Performance of the Year - Actor GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics
Gold Derby TV Awards Ensemble of the Year  
Drama Actor  
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) Comedy Guest Actor  
Image Awards This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series  
Marshall (2017) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture  
Winner Online Film & Television Association Awards Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series  
Nomination This Is Us (2016) Best Actor in a Drama Series  
Winner Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series  
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series  
Nomination Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama  
2017 Nomination Golden Globe Awards American Crime Story (2016) Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series  
Winner Primetime Emmy Awards This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series  
Winner Black Reel Awards American Crime Story (2016) Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series  
Winner Black Reel TV Awards This Is Us (2016) Outstanding Actor, Drama Series  
Nomination Dorian Awards American Crime Story (2016) TV Performance of the Year - Actor GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics
Winner Gold Derby Awards This Is Us (2016) Drama Lead Actor  
Winner Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series  
Nomination American Crime Story (2016) Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series  
Online Film & Television Association Awards This Is Us (2016) Best Actor in a Drama Series  
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series  
American Crime Story (2016) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Series  
Teen Choice Awards This Is Us (2016) Choice TV Actor: Drama  
Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama  
2016 Winner Primetime Emmy Awards American Crime Story (2016) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie  
Critics Choice Television Awards American Crime Story (2016) Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series  
Gold Derby Awards American Crime Story (2016) TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor  
Nomination   Breakthrough Performer of the Year  
Winner Online Film & Television Association Awards American Crime Story (2016) Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series  
2013 Nomination American Black Film Festival Awards The Suspect (2013) Best Performance by an Actor  

 

Quotes

  • Success is like Boxing, You keep jabbing & jabbing until you get a hook or straight right
  • We all have our prejudices, and we may or may not be aware of them.
  • As a father of two black sons now, you ask yourself, what do I have to do to assure the safety of these boys? It can be daunting.
  • [His words after winning the Emmy Awards] "Mama, I can hear you, I love you. Sterling Brown Jr., I changed what people called me at age 16 so I could hear your name every day of my life. I love you, daddy"
  • I realized that every time I did a play, my grades got better, That's because it fed my soul.
  • The theater is my first Love, but TV is more rewarding because of its reach.
  • I try to put good vibes out into the world, they all have come flooding back to me
  • Self-confidence is the one thing no one else can give you... belief.

 

News and Updates

Sterling K Brown on the cover page of SAG-AFTRA Magazine

[Sterling K Brown on the cover page of SAG-AFTRA Magazine]

  • April 2018: His picture was featured on the cover page of SAG-AFTRA Magazine in April 2018. He was also published in the magazine in the article titled "STERLING the FIRST"
  • October 2017: Parade magazine published an article titled "Another Sterling Performance" on October 20, 2017
  • He was on the cover of Variety March 2017 along with 'This is Us' cast

 

References

  1. Sterling K Brown wiki

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