Randall Pearson

Played by Sterling K. Brown

Actor Bio

Sterling K. Brown was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Randall Pearson in the NBC hit "This Is Us," which was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.

In addition to the Emmy nomination for "This Is Us," Brown has been nominated for a SAG Award, TCA Award and Teen Choice Award, and won an NAACP Image Award.

Brown is an Emmy winner for his portrayal of prosecutor Christopher Darden in FX's highly rated, award-winning television event series "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story." For the role, he was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and SAG Award.

For seven years, Brown portrayed Dr. Roland Burton on the Lifetime series "Army Wives." Additional television credits include "Supernatural," "Person of Interest," "Masters of Sex," "The Mentalist," "Castle" and "Criminal Minds." His film credits include "Our Idiot Brother," "The Suspect," "Righteous Kill," "Trust the Man" and "Spaceman."

This October, Brown co-stars in Open Road's feature film "Marshall," alongside Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson. He is currently in production on three films - Marvel's "Black Panther," due in February 2018; Fox's "The Predator," out in August 2018; and "Hotel Artemis," alongside Jodie Foster and Brian Tyree Henry. Previously, he co-starred alongside Tiny Fey in the film "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot."

A lover of theater, Brown has performed in a variety of stage shows, including the off-Broadway "Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3)," for which he was nominated for an Ovation Award. His additional stage credits include "Macbeth," "The Brother/Sister Plays" and "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," opposite Al Pacino.

Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in drama from Stanford University, before receiving his M.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.