- Is of Ghanaian descent.
- First tried acting in college, when he auditioned for a production of Paper Moon on a dare.
- Took acting classes at the Acting Studio in New York.
- Appeared in an off-Broadway production of Tallboy Walking.
- Cofounded the writing and performance group the Defiant Ones.
- Published a stage play, Black Thang, in 2003.
- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States (B.S. in Chemical Engineering)