University of North Carolina
Was cast as Lucius Fox on the series "Gotham."
Gave a critically acclaimed performance in the film "12 Years a Slave."
Took on the role of Gary Cooper on the series "The Newsroom."
Became a cast member on the popular series "Homeland."
Appeared on Broadway in "Fences" at the Cort Theatre in New York.
Made a memorable appearance in the comedy-drama "Then She Found Me."
Starred in "Defiance" by John Patrick Shanley at the Manhattan Theatre Club City Center.
Made a guest appearance as a kayaker on an episode of "Law & Order."
Appeared in college productions of the plays "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Perfect Party," "Hair," and "The Bible: The Complete Word of God."
Had planned on remaining permanently in New York, but eventually opted to relocate to Los Angeles after winning the role of Gary Cooper on "Newsroom."
Worked as a doorman at The W Hotel in Times Square before he began earning his living as an actor.