Courtney B. Vance



  • Birth Name: Courtney Bernard Vance
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/12/1960, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Courtney B. Vance Fast Facts:
  • Was captain of his high-school football, basketball and track teams.
  • While at Yale School of Drama, landed a role in August Wilson's Fences, and later reprised it on Broadway.
  • Met future wife Angela Bassett at Yale.
  • Made his film debut in 1987's Hamburger Hill.
  • Coauthored with his wife Friends: A Love Story, about their relationship and struggle to become parents.
  • Made guest appearances on the final season of ER, acting alongside his wife.
  • Supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
  • Courtney B. Vance Relationships:
  • Angela Bassett - Wife
  • Cecilie Vance - Sister
  • Bronwyn Golden Vance - Daughter
  • Conroy Vance - Father
  • Leslie Vance - Mother
  • Slater Josiah Vance - Son
  • Courtney B. Vance Awards:
  • 1987 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 1991 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2013 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • College:
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (BA in History, 1982); Yale University, New Haven, CT (MFA in Drama, 1986)

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