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Overview (3)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameCourtney Bernard Vance
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Courtney B. Vance was born on March 12, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Courtney Bernard Vance. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Space Cowboys (2000) and Dangerous Minds (1995). He has been married to Angela Bassett since October 12, 1997. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Angela Bassett (12 October 1997 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (11)

Graduated from Harvard University.
A 1986 graduate of Yale Drama school.
Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1987 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for August Wilson's "Fences;" and in 1991 as Best Actor (Play) for John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation."
Attended Detroit Country Day School in Birmingham, Michigan; graduated 1978.
Won an off-Broadway Obie award in 1990 for his theater work in "My Children! My Africa!"
It was at Harvard that he first became interested in theater, appearing in several college productions and becoming a member of the Boston Shakespeare Company.
He and his wife, Angela Bassett, became the parents of twins a daughter Bronwyn Golden and son Slater Josiah, who were born on January 27, 2006, in California through a surrogate.
Received a Tony Award (his first win after three nominations) for the Broadway play "Lucky Guy," in which he co-starred with Tom Hanks and Richard Masur.
In 1987, he competed with fellow "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actor, Jamey Sheridan, for the same Supporting Actor Tony Award, which neither of them won. Sheridan's nomination that year was for playing the "All My Sons" role of "Chris Keller," which happened to be the character name of Christopher Meloni (another "Law & Order" actor) in the HBO series "Oz." The following year (1988) the same Tony Award for supporting actor was awarded to B. D. Wong, a featured actor on both "Law & Order" and "Oz.".
Release of the book, "Friends: A Love Story" by Courtney and his wife, Angela Bassett. [December 2006]
Son of Leslie Anita (Daniels), a librarian, and Conroy Vance, a grocery store manager and benefits administrator.

Personal Quotes (5)

I've done a lot of Shakespeare as a young man. I was involved with Shakespeare and Company.
I've done a lot of movies, but my favorite was 'Blind Faith.'
When I got out of Yale Drama School, I was completely broke.
The life of an editor is not a glamorous one. You're a fixer, you make things better.
I've done a lot of theater, and I know that it's a different audience each time who doesn't know the story, and we have to tell it.

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