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.

Awards

  • 1987, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 1991, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2013, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Winner

Relationships

  • Bronwyn Golden Vance — Daughter
  • Conroy Vance — Father
  • Leslie Vance — Mother
  • Angela Bassett — Wife
  • Cecilie Vance — Sister
  • Slater Josiah Vance — Son

College

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (BA in History, 1982); Yale University, New Haven, CT (MFA in Drama, 1986)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Courtney Bernard Vance
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Birthday: March 12, 1960, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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