Character

Randall Pearson

Played by Sterling K. Brown

Actor Bio

Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown currently stars in NBC's Emmy- and Golden Globe- nominated drama series "This Is Us." For his role as Randall Pearson, Brown won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as an NAACP Image Award, and has also been nominated for a SAG Award, TCA Award and Teen Choice Award. In 2016, Brown portrayed prosecutor Christopher Darden in FX's highly-rated, award-winning television event series "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story." He won an Emmy Award and Critics Choice Award for the role and was nominated for a Golden Globe, SAG Award and NAACP Image Award.

This fall, Brown co-starred in Open Road's "Marshall" alongside Chadwick Boseman. He received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his role. Brown recently wrapped production on three feature films: Marvel's "Black Panther," releasing in February 2018; 20th Century Fox's "The Predator," releasing in August 2018; and "Hotel Artemis," alongside Jodie Foster and Brian Tyree Henry. In 2016, Brown co-starred alongside Tina Fey in Paramount's "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot."

A lover of theater, Brown has performed in a variety of stage shows, including New York and Los Angeles productions of "Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 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.

For seven years, Brown portrayed Dr. Roland Burton in the critically acclaimed 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."

Brown graduated with a bachelor of arts in drama from Stanford University before receiving his master's degree in fine arts from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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