Ving Rhames

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  • Birth Name: Irving Rhames
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • College roommate Stanley Tucci suggested Rhames shorten his first name from Irving to Ving.
  • Was on the soap opera Another World.
  • In 1993, while filming The Saint of Fort Washington in a New York City shelter, he met a homeless man who turned out to be his long-lost brother Junior, a Vietnam veteran who had lost contact with the family. Rhames got his brother off the street and into a home.
  • Gave his 1998 Golden Globe award for Don King: Only in America to Jack Lemmon, who he felt was more deserving for his nominated performance in the cable remake of 12 Angry Men.

Awards

  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee

Relationships

  • Valerie Scott — Ex-wife
  • Deborah Reed — Wife
  • Reignbeau Rhames — Daughter
  • Ernest Rhames — Father
  • Tiffany — Stepdaughter
  • Freedom Rhames — Son
  • Junior Rhames — Brother
  • Reatha Rhames — Mother

College

  • Attended State University of New York, Purchase, New York, United States; the Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (BFA, 1983)

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  • Birth Name: Irving Rhames
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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