Fast Facts

  • Raised by a single mother on the south side of Chicago.
  • Wanted to play football, but decided to pursue acting instead at the urging of his mother.
  • Worked as a ditch-digger for a gas company.
  • Worked as personal security for such stars as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
  • Won the 1999 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Green Mile. 
  • Suffered a heart attack on July 13, 2012; remained hospitalized before passing away on September 3, 2012.

Awards

  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Judith Duncan — Sister
  • Jean Duncan — Mother
  • Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth — Fiancée

College

  • Attended Alcorn State University, Alcorn State, MS

Details

  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: December 10, 1957, Sagittarius
  • Died: September 3, 2012
  • Profession: Actor
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