If you have ever watched ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, you surely know Captain Raymond Holt, whose character is represented perfectly by Andre Braugher. The actor appeared in many leading and supporting roles in movies and TV shows like ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ or ‘Men of a Certain Age’. His skills and talents brought him multiple Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy nominations.
The actor belongs to the so-called old school. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Arts received at Stanford University and a Master’s degree obtained at the Juilliard School of Drama.
- Name: Andre Braugher
- Birthdate: July 1, 1962
- Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Occupation: actor
- Net worth: $8 million
- Marital status: married to Ami Brabson (since 1991)
- Children: 3 sons
Andre Braugher family and early life
Captain Holt, as many people know him, was born to the family of Sally and Floyd Braugher. Sally was a postal worker, while Floyd used to operate heavy equipment. Andre attended St. Ignatius College Prep and then pursued higher education at Stanford University.
In 1984, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1988, he advanced his drama skills and obtained the degree of a Master of Fine Arts from the Juilliard School’s Drama Division.
The first Andre Braugher movies & career
His acting debut came right after the completion of education, in 1989, with the role of Thomas Searles in ‘Glory’. In the late 1980s, he bagged the role of Kojak’s sidekick in the action crime drama TV series ‘Kojak’. Then, he got the role of Detective Frank Pembleton in ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’. This work is considered to be Andre’s breakout role.
In 1997 and 1998, he received awards from the Television Critics Association. In 1998, he won Primetime Emmy Award for his outstanding performance in acting. When the 6th season of the series was over, the actor left the project.
People named the actor among the 50 most beautiful persons in the world. Andre Braugher age as of 2019 is 57, but he is still an appealing and charismatic man. One of his most memorable roles was that of Henry V in Shakespeare’s play, during the Park Festival in New York City. This role won the actor an Obie Award.
In 2002, Andre participated in the production of ‘Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet’. PBS broadcasted the award-winning documentary in which he was a narrator. After the success of his narration attempt, the actor narrated ‘The Murder of Emmett Till’ for PBS.
He later appeared in ‘Gideon’s Crossing’ (2000), ‘Hack’ (2002 to 2004). The role of Nick Atwater in ‘Thief’ (2006) won him his second Emmy Award for his brilliant performance. Another Emmy nomination came with ‘Men of Certain Age’ where critics recognized his outstanding performance in a supporting role.
The actor also worked closely with the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2011. Braugher’s narrating skills were also in demand; between 2006 and 2010, he was invited to narrate the Olympic Games introduction on NBC as a successor of James Earl Jones.
Presently, the actor features in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’. The role of Ray Holt came with three new nominations for Primetime Emmy Award due to the outstanding supporting performance in a comedy.
Is Andre Braugher gay?
Despite rumours, the actor is not gay. He has been married to Ami Brabson for 28 years and has three sons with her. Speculations about his sexual orientation are due to Ray Holt's character on the show.
Andre Braugher net worth
The actor has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He makes most of his wealth and riches from acting.
Andre Braugher bio shows that he is a talented man whose input in the film and entertainment industry cannot be overlooked. He has been acting for a few decades now, but many young people recognize him from 'Brooklyn Nine Nine'. When he is not working, he is a husband and father of three.