One of Hollywood's most respected actors, Emmy Award-winner Andre Braugher finds he is able to cross over from television to film to theater with ease.
Braugher most recently starred on the TNT series "Men of a Certain Age" alongside Ray Romano and Scott Bakula. Braugher received his second Emmy Award nomination for his role in the show.
Sofia also starred in the Warner Brothers film "My Sister's Keeper," directed by Nick Cassavetes, based on the best-selling novel by Jodi Picoult. She starred opposite Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Jason Patric and Abigail Breslin. Sofia's previous film credits include "Hurt" with Melora Walters, William Mapother and Jackson Rathbone, "Day Zero" with Elijah Wood, Ginnifer Goodwin, Chris Klein and Jon Bernthal, and "Inhabited" opposite Malcolm McDowell and Patty McCormack.
Braugher co-starred in the feature film "Salt" opposite Angelina Jolie for director Phillip Noyce. Prior to that he co-starred in "Passengers" opposite Anne Hathaway, in the Frank Darabont film "The Mist" based on the novel by Stephen King, and in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." He was also seen starring in the sci-fi miniseries "The Andromeda Strain" alongside Benjamin Bratt and Eric McCormack for A&E. In 2012, he will star in the feature comedy "The Baytown Disco" with Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria.
Perhaps best known for his riveting Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life on the Street, Braugher won a second Emmy Award in 2006 for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Miniseries for his starring role in the miniseries "Thief," which aired on FX.
In 2004, Braugher starred in the TNT original four-hour miniseries "Salem's Lot" based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. Prior to that film, he starred in the Showtime Original film "A Soldier's Girl." In 2002, he starred in the critically acclaimed CBS series "Hack" opposite David Morse and in the Showtime Original film "10,000 Black Men Named George" with Charles Dutton and Mario Van Peebles for director Robert Townsend. Braugher served as executive producer on this film, and he received an NAACP Award nomination for his role as A. Philip Randolph.
In 2000-2001, Braugher starred in the critically acclaimed ABC drama series "Gideon's Crossing," which was created by Paul Attanasio, also one of the creators of "Homicide: Life on the Street." Braugher received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dr. Ben Gideon.
In 1999, Braugher made his directorial debut with one vignette of the Showtime trilogy "Love Songs," in which he also starred, and he starred in the TNT telefilm "Passing Glory" for director Steve James, garnering critical acclaim for his performance.
In addition to Braugher's success on the small screen, audiences have seen him star in a variety of feature film roles. Most recently, he co-starred in "Poseidon" (2006), "Duets" (2000) opposite Gwyneth Paltrow for director Bruce Paltrow, in the independent feature "A Better Way to Die" (2000), and along side Dennis Quaid in the critically praised film "Frequency" (2000). Before that, he starred with Alec Baldwin in the independent film "Thick As Thieves" (1999); he was a part of an ensemble cast in director Jim Stern's "All The Rage" (1999) and starred in "City of Angels" (1998) with Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan and Dennis Franz.
Braugher's other notable feature film credits include "Primal Fear" (1996) with Richard Gere, which marked his first collaboration with "Frequency" director Gregory Hoblit, Spike Lee's "Get on the Bus" (1996), and Glory (1989), the Oscar-winning story of America's first unit of black soldiers during the Civil War.
A most versatile performer, Braugher has appeared on stage with the New York Shakespeare Festival in "Measure for Measure," "Twelfth Night" and, most recently, in the title role of "Henry V," which earned him an Obie Award. Last winter, he starred in the Manhattan Theater Club's performance of "The Whipping Man." At Joseph Papp's Public Theater, Braugher preformed in "The Way of the World" and Shakespeare's "Richard II and Coriolanus." He played Iago in the Folger Shakespeare Festival production of "Othello" and performed the title role in "Macbeth" for the Philadelphia Drama Guild.
Braugher, who was born and raised in Chicago, earned a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.F.A. from Juilliard.