Delroy Lindo


Delroy Lindo plays Winter on NBC's new drama "Believe."

Lindo most recently completed work on the film "Cymbeline," based on the William Shakespeare play that co-stars Ed Harris and Ethan Hawke. Lindo has had many memorable roles in films such as David Mamet's "Heist" and as Mr. Rose in "The Cider House Rules." He garnered critical acclaim for his role as Rodney in Spike Lee's drama "Clockers," and also worked with Lee on "Crooklyn" and "Malcom X," earning an NAACP Image Award nomination.

Other notable film appearances include "Wondrous Oblivion," "The Core," "The Last Castle," "Domino," "The One," "Gone in 60 Seconds," "Ransom" (Best Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award nomination), "A Life Less Ordinary," "Get Shorty," "Feeling Minnesota," "Romeo Must Die," "Mr. Jones," "L'Exil du Roi Behanzin," "The Devil's Advocate," "Bright Angel," "Mountains of the Moon," "This Christmas" (also as executive producer) and Pixar's "Up."

On TV, Lindo was recently featured on the Fox series "The Chicago Code." He won a 2009 NAACP Image Award for appearing on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." He starred on the NBC series "Kidnapped" and was featured in "Lackawanna Blues" (HBO). He appeared in the CBS TV movie "Profoundly Normal," as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in the Peabody Award-winning "Strange Justice" (Showtime), and as baseball legend Satchel Paige on HBO's "Soul of the Game." Lindo also starred in "Glory & Honor" (TNT), as Arctic explorer Matthew Henson, and in "First Time Felon" (HBO).

On the stage, Lindo appeared as Herald Loomis in August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," receiving Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, and "Master Harold and the Boys" (Broadway and national tour). He played Walter Lee in the Kennedy Center and Los Angeles productions of "A Raisin in the Sun" (Helen Hayes Award Nomination and NAACP Image Award, Best Actor).

Off-Broadway he recently appeared in "The Exonerated" and played Bynum in London's Young Vic 2010 production of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone."

As a theater director, Lindo won a 2006 Los Angeles Theater Weekly Award for his work on "Medal of Honor Rag." He also directed Tanya Barfield's "Blue Door" and "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" to critical and commercial success at Berkeley Repertory Theater. He most recently directed NYU Tisch Drama students in a production of Regina Taylor's stirring drama "Oo-Bla-Dee."

Lindo has an honorary doctorate in arts and humanities from Virginia Union University and a BFA degree (graduating cum laude from San Francisco State University, 2004), and he is currently completing a master's degree from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

He is a member of the Actor's Studio and received his formal acting training from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.