Mike Colter

Born in South Carolina in 1976, Mike Colter was inspired to pursue acting by the 1984 film "A Soldiers Story. " After attending the University of South Carolina and achieving a B.A. in theater, Colter continued his ... Read more »
Born: 08/26/1976 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Girl Trip 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

Agent X 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Following 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

America is Still the Place 2014 (Movie)

Charlie Walker (Actor)

American Horror Story 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men in Black 3 2012 (Movie)

Colonel (Actor)

Ringer 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

Mike - DEVGRU (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Royal Pains 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brooklyn Lobster 2005 (Movie)

Jamal (Actor)

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Baby 2004 (Movie)

Big Willie Little (Actor)

ER 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Silver Bells (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Chance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born in South Carolina in 1976, Mike Colter was inspired to pursue acting by the 1984 film "A Soldiers Story. " After attending the University of South Carolina and achieving a B.A. in theater, Colter continued his education at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where he received his M.F.A. After spending years getting acting work in guest spots on shows including "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and popular sitcom "The Parkers" (UPN 1999-2004), he gained major exposure in 2004 when he played the role of Big Willie Little in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated film "Million Dollar Baby." Although that exposure helped him get more guest roles on TV, Colter didn't land a recurring role until 2010's "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-), and his first series regular role didn't come until 2011, when he appeared in the drama "Ringer" (The CW, 2011-12). The twisty high concept drama starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a woman who takes over her twin sister's life to escape a mobster who doesn't want her to testify against him aired for one season. Soon after, Colter appeared in another recurring role on the Fox hit show "The Following" (Fox, 2013-), and his role in "The Good Wife" expanded as well. In 2014 it was announced that Colter would play Luke Cage in the Netflix series of shows based on Marvel's Defenders; he introduced the role in the first of the series, the dark private investigator drama "Jessica Jones" (Netflix 2015- ).

EDUCATION

University of South Carolina

Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts

Milestones

2015

Starred as Luke Cage opposite Krysten Ritter in "Jessica Jones."

2004

Appeared in "Million Dollar Baby"

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