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Sharif Atkins Biography

Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Fast Facts

  • First acting role was as a strawberry in a grade-school play
  • Worked as a waiter and a Victoria's Secret stock boy before transitioning to acting full time
  • Performance in the 2002 TV-movie The Big Time---which was executive-produced by ER producer John Wells---earned Atkins a role on the medical drama
  • Landed his second series-regular role with the part of FBI agent Clinton Jones on USA Network's hit White Collar
  • Enjoys ballroom dancing in his spare time


  • David Atkins -- Father
  • Jacqueline Atkins -- Mother
  • Makeba Atkins -- Sister