Sean Patrick Thomas

Actor
A charming and handsome African-American actor who made the most of the late 1990s teen film popularity with his youthful looks and sensitive portrayals, Sean Patrick Thomas acted extensively in regional theater, and ... Read more »
Born: 12/16/1970 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Cruel Intentions 2 2014 (Movie)

Todd Michaels (Actor)

Ringer 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reed Between the Lines 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lie to Me 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reaper 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Raisin in the Sun 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Honeydripper 2007 (Movie)

Dexter Moncrief (Actor)

InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Burrowers 2007 (Movie)

Callaghan (Actor)

The Fountain 2006 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

The District 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

Jimmy James (Actor)

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman 2002 (Movie)

(Voice)

Halloween: Resurrection 2002 (Movie)

Rudy Grimes (Actor)

Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Agency 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

Trick (Actor)

Cruel Intentions 1999 (Movie)

Ronald Clifford (Actor)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

Jock No 2 (Actor)

The Sterling Chase 1998 (Movie)

Darren (Actor)

Picture Perfect 1997 (Movie)

Ad Agency Researcher (Actor)

Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

Thompson (Actor)

The List (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A charming and handsome African-American actor who made the most of the late 1990s teen film popularity with his youthful looks and sensitive portrayals, Sean Patrick Thomas acted extensively in regional theater, and landed supporting roles in film and television before earning notice with a featured turn in 1999's "Cruel Intentions", a teen reworking of "Dangerous Liaisons". The unabashedly over-the-top film became an instant camp classic, and Thomas served as the perfect foil to his outlandish co-stars with a realistic turn as lovestruck cello instructor Ronald Clifford. Poor Ronald was not only faced with the racism that kept him away from his adored Cecile (Selma Blair), but he was also being manipulated by the very people who were supposed to be helping him (Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe). Thomas managed to make his character the most traditionally likable, displaying neither the self-serving machinations of the evil characters nor the equally unattractive sanctimoniousness of the good ones. His impressive performance in the film and the outcry over the overwhelmingly white casts on TV's 1999 fall schedule led to Thomas landing a regular role on the "Cruel Intentions"-based TV series "Manchester Prep". Unfortunately for Thomas and for audiences eager to see how the characters' debauched antics would translate to the small screen, the Fox series was cancelled before the airing of any episodes.

Relationships

Aonika Laurent Actor

Wife
Married April 22, 2006

Carlton Thomas

Father
Guyanese deceased

Cheryl Thomas

Mother
Guyanese

Lola Thomas

Daughter
Born May 16, 2008 mother, Aonika Laurent

Luc Thomas

Son
Born June 9, 2010 mother, Aonika Laurent

EDUCATION

University of Virginia

Charlottesville , Virginia

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

New York , New York 1995

Brandywine High School

Wilmington , Delaware

Milestones

2006

Co-starred in "The Fountain," written and directed by Darren Aronofsky

2004

Again portrayed Jimmy James in "Barbershop 2: Back in Business"

2002

Played Jimmy James in the comedy "Barbershop," also starred Queen Latifah and Ice Cube

2001

Starred opposite Julia Stiles in the teen romantic drama "Save the Last Dance"

2000

Had co-starring role in the CBS drama series "The District"

1999

Was tapped to co-star as a regular on "Manchester Prep", the TV series adaptation of "Cruel Intentions"; series was cancelled before airing

1999

Co-starred in "Cruel Intentions", the campy teen reworking of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

1999

Featured in the independent coming-of-age drama "The Sterling Chase"

1999

Featured in Moliere's "The Cheats of Scapin", produced by Circus Theatricals in Los Angeles

1998

Played a jock sidekick to Peter Facinelli's popular creep in the high school graduation party-set ensemble comedy "Can't Hardly Wait"

1997

Played a surveillance operator in the movie "Conspiracy Theory"

1997

Was featured in the romantic comedy "Picture Perfect"

1997

Guest starred on an episode of The WB's sitcom "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher"

1997

Starred onstage in a Philadelphia theater musical adaptation of "Cooley High"

1996

Made film debut in the military drama "Courage Under Fire"

1996

Played Lucilius in New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "Timon of Athens"

1996

Guest starred on an episode of Fox's "New York Undercover"

Acted on the ABC daytime soap "One Life to Live"

Was picked out of the audience of "The Tonight Show" to appear in a question and answer segment with Jay Leno

Raised in Wilmington, Delaware

Bonus Trivia

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"I couldn't be more thrilled--Sean's one of the best actors I've ever worked with. It was wonderful collaborating with him on 'Cruel Intentions' and I look forward to working with him on 'Manchester Prep'." --"Cruel Intentions" director and "Manchester Prep" executive producer Roger Kumble on landing Thomas for the subsequently axed series

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"It's cool when you can walk up to a rap star like Ice Cube and be like 'Yo man, what are you doing tonight?'"-Thomas on being a celebrity Movieline October 2002

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