Sterling K Brown
|Date Of Birth||April 5, 1976|
|Age||45 years 0 months 13 days|
|Day of Birth||Monday|
|Place Of Birth||Saint Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Professions||Actor , Model|
|Full Name||Sterling Kelby Brown|
|Other Name||Sterling Brown|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Body Features & Measurements|
6 Feet 0 Inches
|Father||Sterling Brown Junior (died in 1986)|
|Mother||Aralean Banks Brown|
|Sons|| Amare Brown (born 2015) |
Andrew Brown (born 2011)
|Wife||Ryan Michelle Bathé (married 2007)|
|Brothers|| Armand Brown |
|Sisters|| Angela Brown |
|Mother In-Law||Clare Bathe|
|Sister In-Law||Nichelle Hines|
|Education (Graduation)||Bachelor of Arts|
|Education (High School)||Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS)|
|Education(School)||St. Louis Country Day School|
|Alma Mater||Stanford University (1998) |
New York University
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
|Education (Post-Graduation)||Master of Fine Arts|
|Debut (Movie)||Brown Sugar(2002)|
|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 Profile||Sterling K Brown Facebook Profile|
|Official Website||Sterling K Brown Official Website|
|Instagram Profile||Sterling K Brown Instagram Profile|
|Teacher||Harry Elam Jr. (Professor at university; taught him Drama)|
|Friend||Chrissy Metz (his co-star)|
|Net worth||$4 Million|
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)
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.
- 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.
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.
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"
The couple has 2 sons, an elder son named Andrew Brown(born 2011) & a younger son named Amare Brown(born 2015)
He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two sons.
- 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.
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.
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
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.
|2019||Oakland Nights||The Lonely Island|
|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|
|2020||The Rhythm Section||Mark Serra|
|2019||Frozen II||Mattias (voice)|
|2019||The Angry Birds Movie 2||Garry (voice)|
|2016||Whiskey Tango Foxtrot||Sergeant Hurd|
The Other Suspect
|2011||Our Idiot Brother||Omar|
|2005||Stay||Frederick / Devon|
|2005||Trust the Man||Rand|
|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|
|2019||The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience||Sia|
|2018||Magnetic Plasma for mass(es) Enlightenment||
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
- 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]
- 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