Dulé Hill

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Karim Dule Hill
  • Birth Place: Orange, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/03/1975, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; dancer
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Initially a hoofer who understudied the legendary Savion Glover in Broadway's The Tap Dance Kid before tapping alongside him in the Tony-nominated musical Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, Hill hung up his dancing shoes when he joined the cast of The West Wing as the president's aide-cum-surrogate son. Although the handsome player only had a handful of TV guest spots under his belt, his winning turn on Aaron Sorkin's drama showcased his affability, earnestness and intelligence. During his tenure, Hill was nominated for an Emmy (no mean feat considering he was up against three of his better-known costars, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff and the late John Spencer, the latter of whom snagged the statuette) as well as four Image nods. He also expanded his repertoire to the big screen, landing supporting roles in a handful of movies (Men of Honor in 2000, Holes in 2003, The Guardian in 2006). In 2006 he switched gears, signing on to the cable comedy Psych as the foil to manic leading man James Roday. But Hill often stole the spotlight with his deadpan line readings and humorous double takes. Off screen, Hill is a capable poker player (even appearing on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown) and supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.Dulé Hill Fast Facts:
  • An aunt gave him the middle name he goes by. She liked the last name of actor Keir Dullea.
  • Began attending dance classes at 3 years old.
  • As a teen, appeared in several national TV commercials, including one for Corn Pops cereal.
  • Left college before graduating to appear in Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk on Broadway.
  • When nominated for an Emmy in 2002, he was up against three West Wing castmates (John Spencer won).
  • Both he and wife Nicole Lyn are of Jamaican descent and were married at Montego Bay's Round Hill resort in July 2004.
  • Dulé Hill Relationships:
  • Jennifer Hill - Mother
  • Bert Hill - Father
  • Nicole Lyn - Wife (separated)
  • Bert Hill Jr. - Brother
  • Dulé Hill Awards:
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

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