Nate Parker

Versatile and committed to his craft, Nate Parker quickly made his mark in Hollywood by taking on intense and strong-willed parts in historical dramas. Parker landed his breakout role as one of the first ... Read more »
Born: 11/18/1979 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

BET Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Birth of a Nation 2016 (Movie)

Nat Turner (Actor)

Every Secret Thing 2015 (Movie)

Kevin Jones (Actor)

About Alex 2014 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

Kaz (Actor)

Every Secret Thing 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Non-Stop 2014 (Movie)

Zack White (Actor)

Ain't Them Bodies Saints 2013 (Movie)

Sweetie (Actor)

Arbitrage 2012 (Movie)

Jimmy Grant (Actor)

Eden 2012 (Movie)

Selim "Slim" Caruso (Actor)

Red Hook Summer 2012 (Movie)

Box (Actor)

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Marty "Easy" Julian (Actor)

They Die By Dawn 2012 (Movie)

Jim Beckwourth (Actor)

Blood Done Sign My Name 2010 (Movie)

Ben Chavis (Actor)

The 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

1968: Tunnel Rats 2008 (Movie)

Private Jim Lidford (Actor)

Felon 2008 (Movie)

Officer Collins (Actor)

The Secret Life of Bees 2008 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

Pride 2007 (Movie)

Hakim (Actor)

The Great Debaters 2007 (Movie)

Henry Lowe (Actor)

Dirty 2006 (Movie)

Duster (Actor)

The Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

The Birth of a Nation 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Birth of a Nation 2016 (Movie)

(Story By)
Director (1)

The Birth of a Nation 2016 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

The Birth of a Nation 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (1)

The Great Debaters 2007 (Movie)

("Run Run/All Hid") (Song Performer)

Biography

Versatile and committed to his craft, Nate Parker quickly made his mark in Hollywood by taking on intense and strong-willed parts in historical dramas. Parker landed his breakout role as one of the first African-American college debaters in 2007's "The Great Debaters," directed by and co-starring his idol Denzel Washington. Taking a page out of Washington's career playbook, Parker went after complex and humanistic roles that showcased his acting range rather than simple stereotypes. Even while playing a romantic leading man in the feature adaptation of "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008), Parker infused the role with emotional depth and authenticity. In 2012, Parker delivered three riveting performances in three very different films: the WWII epic "Red Tails," Spike Lee's urban drama "Red Hook Summer," and the financial thriller "Arbitrage." Whether he was playing a fighter pilot facing segregation, a converted street thug, or a young man embroiled in a high stakes game of deceit, Parker threw himself into each role while establishing a respectable and promising acting career.

EDUCATION

Pennsylvania State University

University Park , Pennsylvania

University of Oklahoma

2003

Milestones

2012

Acted opposite Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon in financial thriller "Arbitrage"

2012

Cast in historical drama "Red Tails"

2011

Directed and co-wrote the short film "J.A.W."

2008

Cast as the love interest for Alicia Keys' character in feature adaptation of "The Secret Life of Bees"

2007

Directed by Denzel Washington in "The Great Debaters"

2005

Appeared in comedy thriller "Cruel World"

2004

Made screen acting debut on "Cold Case" (CBS)

Nationally ranked in wrestling while attending Penn State

Worked as a computer programmer until he was discovered by a modeling agent in Dallas, TX

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