Andre Braugher is a black American actor best known for his role in Homicide: Life on the Street, as Detective Frank Pembleton from 1993 to 1998 and again in 2000, for which he won an Emmy Award.
He is also known for his role as Captain Raymond Holt in the Golden Globe-winning comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Andre Braugher Wiki/Bio
He was born in Chicago Illinois on July 1, 1962, the youngest of four children of a postal worker’s mother – Sally – and a father of a heavy laborer – Floyd Braugher. He attended school at St. Ignatius College Prep and later at Stanford University, where he studied theatre and graduated with a BA in 1984. Braugher then began and completed a master’s program in the drama department of the Julliard School, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in 1988.
A year later he received his first film role as Thomas Searles in the film Glory. He played the role of a free black man who joined the black regiment of the Union Army. From this time on he was active in feature films as well as especially in television movies and series.
His role in the television series “Murder”: Life on the Street, when Detective Frank Pembleton made him the breakout star of this series, winning the Television Critics Association awards for individual achievement in drama in both 1997 and 1998 and receiving much critical acclaim.
In 1997 he was listed by People magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World”.
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Andre Braugher Family, Sons, Wife
Braugher married his wife Ami Brabson in 1991. She is an actress who later played the role of Pembleton’s wife Mary in Homicide alongside Braugher. The couple is known for having a happy and exemplary marriage, free from all the social media drama now associated with famous couples. They have three sons: Michael (born 1992), Isaiah (born 1997), and John Wesley (born 2002). Braugher and his family live in South Orange, New Jersey.
Is He Gay?
In the recent past, there have been rumors – as there certainly are about celebrities – that Andre Braugher is gay. Although the rumors are completely untrue, people who wonder if Andre Braugher is gay have a basis for it. For Braugher played an electrifying role as a stoic, gay commander on Brooklyn nine-nine. He played that role so well that people wonder if he isn’t gay in real life.
Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is a feared, animating, sneaky, selfish pirate played by the amazing Johnny Depp, but we don’t hear anyone wondering if Depp is a pirate in private.
This is all acting, people. The rumors have no basis. Andre Braugher is straight and happily married.
Movies and Awards
Andre Braugher has played several movies and television series over the years. He has also appeared in various film genres and his films include Glory (1989), Striking Fear (1993), Primal Fear (1996), Get on the Bus (1996), Thick as Thieves (1998), City of Angels (1998), It’s the Rage (1999), A Better Way to Die (2000), Frequency (2000), Duets (2000), Poseidon (2006), Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), The Fog (2007), Passengers (2008), Live! (2009), Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (Voice) (2010), Salt (2010), The Baytown Outlaws (2012), The Gambler (2014), and so on.
On television he played Kojak (1989), Murder in Mississippi (1990), Somebody Must Shoot the Picture (1990), Class of ’61 (1993), Murder: Life on the Street (1993-1998), The Flyers of Tuskegee (1995), Law and Order (1996), Love Songs (1999), Murder: The Film (2000), The Jury (2004), Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2011-2015), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-today), and so on.
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Andre Braugher is an award-winning actor who has received several awards, including Audience for Quality Television for Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series, NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series, Satellite Awards for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series, and Television Critics Association Awards for Individual Achievement in Drama, all of which he received for his role in a murder case: Life on the Street.
Other awards include the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for his role in Hack 2003.
Andre Braugher Net Worth
Andre Braugher has had a hugely successful career in TV, and from his awe-inspiring roles, he has earned an estimated net worth of 8 million dollars.