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Name: Andre Braugher                                                                 
Born: 1 July 1962 Chicago, Illinois, United States                                   
Andre Braugher (born July 1, 1962) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning American         
actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of fiery detective Frank           
Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street from 1993 to 1998, and again in the         
2000 made-for-TV movie.                                                               
Braugher, the youngest of four children, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son       
of Sally, a postal worker, and Floyd Braugher, a heavy-equipment operator. He         
went to high school at St. Ignatius College Prep. He graduated from Stanford         
University with a B.A. in theater in 1984; he was originally a pre-med student.       
Braugher then attended the Juilliard School in New York City, receiving his M.F.A.   
in 1988 where he was acknowledged as the most outstanding theater student at         
Braugher's first film role was in the 1989 Civil War epic Glory as Thomas             
Searles, a free, educated black from the North who joins the first black             
regiment in the Union Army. He subsequently moved on to a role on the television     
series Homicide: Life on the Street as Det. Frank Pembleton, a self-righteous,       
fiery, unyielding, Jesuit-educated police detective. Playing off of Kyle Secor's     
Tim Bayliss, Braugher received Television Critics Association awards for             
individual achievement in drama in 1997 and 1998. He was nominated for an Emmy       
Award for best actor in a drama series in 1996 and 1998, winning in the latter       
year. He left Homicide after its sixth season but returned for the reunion TV         
movie. He has also starred in the movies City of Angels and Poseidon.                 
In 1997 he was selected by People as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the     
World." At New York City's Shakespeare in the Park Festival from June 18 to July     
14, 1996 at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, Braugher played the title         
role in Henry V for which he received an Obie award. In 2000, he played the           
title role as Ben Gideon in the series Gideon's Crossing, which lasted only one       
season despite good reviews. In 2006, Braugher starred as Nick Atwater in the         
mini-series Thief for FX Networks, winning a second emmy for his performance. He     
portrayed General Hager in the 2007 film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver