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  • Was inspired to pursue an acting career when, as a youngster, he saw Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Story; 22 years later, he got to meet Washington.
  • Appeared in the plays A Taste of Honey, Frankenstein and A Midsummer's Night Dream while at the University of South Carolina.
  • Played boxer Big Willie Little in 2004's Million Dollar Baby.


  • Iva Colter — Wife
  • Viola Davis — Niece


  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (BA, 1999); Rutgers University, Camden, NJ (MFA)

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  • Birth Name: Mike Randal Colter
  • Birth Place: Columbia, SC
  • Profession: Actor

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