- Attended Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire on a basketball scholarship.
- Auditioned for roles while working at a financial-management firm in his hometown, Stamford, CT.
- Lived in the attic of the LaMama Theater Company for four months after moving to New York City.
- Made movie debut in the 1994 Tupac Shakur basketball drama Above the Rim and TV debut in a 1994 Saturday Night Live basketball skit, replacing injured NBA star Derrick Coleman.
- Named one of the 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time by TV Guide in 2002.
- Has a twin sister who's a casting director.
- Sophina Brown — Wife
- Wyteria Montague — Sister
- Aurelia Simmons — Mother
- Lauren Sanchez — Ex-fiancée
- Henry Simmons Sr. — Father
- Heather Alessandrini — Sister
- Franklin Pierce College, Ringe, New Hampshire, United States (BS in Business, 1992)