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Nate Parker
Nate Parker
(born November 18, 1979)[1] is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and musical performer who has appeared in Beyond the Lights, Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters, Arbitrage, Non-Stop, Felon, and Pride.[2] Parker's directorial debut feature film, The Birth of a Nation, in which he also starred, made history at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival
2016 Sundance Film Festival
when Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the distribution rights for $17.5 million, breaking the record for the most paid for a Sundance Film Festival production, surpassing Little Miss Sunshine, which had been acquired by Searchlight for $10 million ten years earlier.[3] In college, Parker was accused and acquitted of the rape of a fellow student; during the trial for this case, he was accused by another woman of indecently exposing himself to her. These incidents became a prominent media story in 2016, during the publicity for The Birth of a Nation.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Wrestling 2.2 Acting 2.3 Directing

3 Public charity 4 Personal life 5 Filmography 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Parker was born in Norfolk, Virginia, to Carolyn Whitfield, a 17-year-old single mother. Although Parker's mother did not marry his biological father, Parker had a relationship with his father until his father died from cancer when Parker was eleven. Parker's mother's first husband gave Parker his surname. After a divorce, Parker's mother then married her second husband, Walter Whitford, who was in the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
and was stationed in Bath, Maine.[1] Parker has four younger sisters.[4] At the age of 14, after problems at home with his stepfather, Parker moved to Virginia
Beach, Virginia, to live with his maternal uncle, Jay Combs. Combs, a former wrestler, encouraged Parker to join the wrestling team at Princess Anne High School. He then attended Churchland High School
Churchland High School
and continued on their wrestling team, before moving to Great Bridge High School
Great Bridge High School
before attending Penn State University on a wrestling scholarship in 1999. In 1999, while a sophomore at the University, Parker and his roommate and wrestling teammate, Jean McGianni Celestin, were accused of raping a fellow student.[5][6][7][8] The accuser stated that Parker and Celestin raped her while she was intoxicated and unconscious, and that she was unsure of how many people had been involved.[9][10] Local authorities taped a phone conversation between her and Parker in which Parker confirmed that it was he and Celestin who had sex with her.[11] She also stated that the two harassed her after she pressed charges, and that they hired a private investigator who showed her picture around campus, revealing her identity.[12] Parker was acquitted on all four counts brought against him.[13] Celestin, who shares a story credit on The Birth of a Nation, was convicted of sexual assault and received a six-month to one-year prison sentence in 2001,[14] later raised to two to four years per state sentencing guidelines.[15] Parker's accuser filed a complaint against the university for failing to protect her from harassment, which was settled with Penn State for $17,500.[16] In 2012, the accuser committed suicide.[17] Parker was initially suspended from Penn State's wrestling tea, before being reinstated in 2000 while facing trial. Within weeks a female student worker accused him of exposing himself to her. The student did not go to the police and Penn State dropped the matter. In October 2016.[18][19] After the trial, Parker transferred to and graduated from the University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma
in 2002, where he was on the wrestling team and received a degree in management science and information systems.[20][9][21] Career[edit] Wrestling[edit] Parker placed third in the Virginia
High School League state wrestling championships as a junior while attending Churchland High School. Parker's mother moved to the Great Bridge High School
Great Bridge High School
district so Parker could participate in its powerhouse wrestling program. He was a member of the 1997–98 state champion Great Bridge wrestling team and was a state champion 135-pound (61 kg) wrestler who placed third in the High School National Wrestling Championships, while becoming a high school All-American.[1][22][23][24] Parker earned a full scholarship to wrestle at Penn State University.[25] At Penn State, Parker was nationally ranked as a freshman.[26] After transferring to the University of Oklahoma, Parker continued to be ranked as a redshirt junior 141-pound (64 kg) wrestler.[20][27] In 2002, Parker placed fifth at the National Collegiate Athletic Association wrestling championships and became an All-American at Oklahoma. Following his fifth-place finish, he was ranked second nationally as a redshirt senior.[28] Acting[edit]

Parker at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival

Parker was discovered while attending an event in Dallas with a model friend.[29] Los Angeles talent manager Jon Simmons noticed Parker, had him audition, put himself on tape, then encouraged Parker to move to Los Angeles where he gradually found work as an actor.[30][31] In 2006, Parker played the male lead in Rome & Jewel, a hip-hop take on Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
that got mothballed and re-released in 2008. Parker's title character, who is supposed to be the modern day Romeo, was a Compton youth with both tenderness and toughness. Despite a troubled script, Parker's rap performance earned comparisons to Will Smith from Nathan Lee of The New York Times.[32][33] In 2007, he had a small role in Pride, about an African American swim team. Parker was tasked with depicting the visual expectations of an athletic proficiency that was new to him but very familiar to the audience.[34] In 2007, Parker played the role of Henry Lowe in the Denzel Washington-directed film, The Great Debaters. The character was based on the real-life debater, Henry Heights from Wiley College. Parker attended a debate boot camp to make his performance more authentic.[35] He portrayed a multifaceted character. Stephen Holden of The New York Times
The New York Times
described Parker's portrayal as having depicted a "handsome, clean-cut youth with a lurking bad-boy streak".[36] while John Clark of the New York Daily News
New York Daily News
described the role as that of a "silver-tongued orator and ladies' man".[35] Other reviewers also noted the nuances of the character.[37][38] Parker also performed on the soundtrack.[citation needed] Parker and co-stars Forest Whitaker and Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
were all nominated for the 2008 NAACP Image Awards in the best supporting actor category, which Denzel Washington won.[39][40] Parker would develop a continuing relationship with Wiley College.[41] Parker next performed in a pair of low budget movies: Felon and Tunnel Rats. Despite these early light roles, Parker's onscreen charisma and general je ne sais quoi showed, earning Parker comparisons to Paul Newman.[42] In Felon, Parker played a rookie guard dealing with inner turmoil.[43] In 2008's The Secret Life of Bees, Parker played the good-hearted love interest of Alicia Keys' character.[44][45] Parker's character has to deal with the challenges of spurned love.[46][47] The movie was written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
Gina Prince-Bythewood
based on the book of the same name by Sue Monk Kidd.[48] In the 2010 film Blood Done Sign My Name, which was based on a true story of small town racial turmoil set in a backdrop of belated segregation in 1970,[49] Parker plays a 22-year-old Benjamin Chavis.[50] Parker's Chavis was a teacher who had been born into an affluent African-American family and would later become the Executive Director of the N.A.A.C.P.[51] A. O. Scott
A. O. Scott
of The New York Times described Parker as "diffident" and his portrayal as "thoughtful, morally serious".[51] Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
notes that events in the film move Parker with both "resolve and rage":[49] Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
described Parker's Chavis as "energized and angered" in one of the two main storylines of the film that started with Chavis leading an economic boycott after an adverse court verdict.[52] Parker's character was "peripheral" according to The New York Post's Kyle Smith and upstaged according to Scott and Ebert.[51][52][53] However, Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
noted that Parker's portrayal infused dimension into Chavis, whose cousin's death was the subject of the film. Phillips noted that the role showed that with the right choices Parker had the potential to be a big star in the future.[54] In 2012, Parker appeared as a World War II
World War II
squadron commander in Red Tails, a film portraying Tuskegee Airmen. Parker's character drinks to cope with the stress of the fighter pilot lifestyle. Lou Lumenick of the New York Post
New York Post
praised then-unknown actors Parker and David Oyelowo.[55] In the movie, Parker plays Marty "Easy" Julian who commanded the escorts for the World War II
World War II
bombers in the face of Nazi fighter planes.[56] While Peter Travers
Peter Travers
of Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
noted that Parker shined in his role,[57] Wesley Morris
Wesley Morris
of The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
felt Oyelowo stood out.[56] Although the story is a fictionalization,[58] Bilge Ebiri of New York and Holden note that the relationship between the two is the story's central one.[59][60] Holden compared Parker's presence to that of Denzel Washington.[60] In Arbitrage, Parker's talents were underutilized as the son of a chauffeur who gets caught in a murder coverup, according to David Denby
David Denby
of The New Yorker.[61] Nonetheless, Ty Burr of The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
notes that Parker's portrayal of the Harlem
native is the only sympathetic character of the film.[62] Travers notes the role provides Richard Gere's elitist character with his only interactions with a diverse character in the film.[63] Parker's third and final film of 2012 was in Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer. Parker played a gang member named Box, whose role was not central to the film progression according to Phillips,[64] although convincingly menacing according to Smith.[65] In 2013, he had a supporting role in Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
that Richard Brody of The New Yorker
The New Yorker
described as being a bar owner who is among an "enticing array of characters".[66] The role was minor according to Scott.[67] In a 2014 interview with BET
during publicity for the film Beyond the Lights that included Parker and director Gina Prince-Bythewood, Parker stated that in order to "preserve the black man" he would not be willing to act in certain character roles. The video was later taken down and is no longer available.[68][69] In 2014, Parker also stated he would not take roles, such as gay characters, that he considered to be "emasculating".[70] Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
described Parker's performance as a novelist with writer’s block in the 2014 film About Alex
About Alex
as one of the more real performances in the film despite the "wrote" feel to the emotional developments.[71] Mike D'Angelo of The A.V. Club also found the crises and conflicts that Parker's character was involved in to be petty.[72] Parker's independent short film #AmeriCan was nominated in the Outstanding Independent Short category at the Black Reel Awards of 2015 and won.[73][74] That same year, Parker reunited with Prince-Bythewood playing the male lead in her film Beyond the Lights. His performance was nominated for a 2015 Black Reel Award for Best Actor and an Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.[73][75] In Parker's role as a police officer moonlighting as a bodyguard, his onscreen chemistry with co-star Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
was praised by Dana Stevens of Slate.[76] Stevens noted Parker was destined for more substantive performances.[76] The story was hailed as a well-written believable romance with depth by many critcs such as Travers and Ebiri,[77][78] earning an 82% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes.[79] In the airplane terrorism mystery film Non-Stop, Parker plays a computer programmer, who by the end of the film, is revealed as one of the two criminal masterminds behind the film's extortion plot.[80][81] Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
notes that Parker's talents are well-employed in his supporting role.[82][83] In Every Secret Thing, Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper
of the Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
found Parker and his detective partner to Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks
to have been overwhelmed in their roles.[84] Travers also found the detectivework to be uncompelling.[85] Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
found Parker's performance to have had its moments.[86] Directing[edit] In 2012, Parker directed a short film called, #AmeriCAN, which featured La La Anthony
La La Anthony
and is a thought piece about growing up as a young black person in a racially-divided America.[87][88] For over seven years, Parker worked on making a film based on the life of Nat Turner.[89] In 2014, he announced that he had funding and was working on assembling his team, and that the film would be called The Birth of a Nation, in an ironic reappropriation of the infamously racist 1915 film of the same name.[2] In addition to writing and directing, Parker cast himself as Turner. Aja Naomi King, Armie Hammer and Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union
were also cast in key roles.[90] Due to Birth of a Nation attracted increased scrutiny due to possible Oscar nominations and because the film itself depicts a brutal rape, the 1999 rape allegations against Parker received significant press coverage.[91][92] Fox Searchlight Pictures, the studio releasing the film, went into damage control mode.[93] Gabrielle Union, a rape victim and one of the main stars of The Birth of a Nation, wrote in the Los Angeles Times, "As important and ground-breaking as this film is, I cannot take these allegations lightly."[94] Parker chose to deflect questions about his past legal problems while doing press for The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation
at the Toronto Film Festival.[95] Shortly thereafter, Parker and his handlers chose to cut press interviews short when questions came up about his involvement with the alleged rape and its impact on the marketing of the film.[96] The sister of Parker's alleged victim said the invention of a rape scene and Parker playing the avenging hero caused her and her family immense pain.[97] To try to change the public backlash, Bron Studios hired The Glover Park Group
The Glover Park Group
and Don McPherson
Don McPherson
to give Parker media training and public relations advice.[98] In an October 2016 60 Minutes interview, Parker maintained that he was innocent of the crime and that he did not feel guilty about it, but conceded that, from the perspective of a 36-year-old man, he had done something morally wrong.[99][100] In August 2016, Parker was honored with the Sundance Institute's Vanguard Award.[101] In evaluating the impact of the public's reaction to Parker's alleged 1999 rape of a fellow Penn State student, a film producer told The Hollywood Reporter, about Parker's directing career, "His inability to act like he cared that people invested a whole lot of money in him — sorry. You go into the 'life is too short' category." Noting that the first half of the New York Times review of The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation
is taken up with the controversy, this person adds, "No matter what Nate Parker makes, ... this will always be the first paragraph."[98] Other industry insiders note that, "unlike Gibson — or Roman Polanski or Woody Allen, both accused of sexual assault (Polanski pled guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse) — Parker is just beginning his directing career and has not built up an acclaimed body of work that might encourage some to say they are willing to separate the artist from the art."[98] Public charity[edit] Parker sponsors scholarships for youth between the ages of 17 and 25 at East Texas Wiley College
Wiley College
through the 100 Men of Excellence Initiative.[102][103] Wiley has announced it will host a new film school named The Nate Parker
Nate Parker
School of Film and Drama.[41] Parker has been a supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America as well as a program called Peace4Kids, which is a program for foster youths and underprivileged youth in South Los Angeles, California where kids are involved in daily activities that stimulate and nurture creativity and intellect.[4] Parker has coached a wrestling team of 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds at Rosemead High School and has assisted in coaching wrestling at Rio Hondo College.[4] Inspired by his experience with The Great Debaters, Parker began working with a Brooklyn initiative called Leadership and Literacy through Debate.[104] Personal life[edit] In August 2007, Parker married Sarah DiSanto, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, whom he met while they were attending Penn State. They were married in Erie's Frontier Park.[105] The couple have four daughters in addition to another daughter Parker had from a previous relationship.[106][107] Parker has also adopted his sister's son.[88] Parker has said that he considers himself a Christian, and that he grew up in the church.[108] According to a DNA
analysis, some of Parker's ancestry is from the Tikar people
Tikar people
of modern-day Cameroon.[109] Filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes

2005 Dirty Duster

Cruel World Techno

2007 Pride Hakim

The Great Debaters Henry Lowe

2008 Felon Officer Collins

Tunnel Rats Private Jim Lidford

Rome & Jewel Rome

The Secret Life of Bees Neil

2010 Blood Done Sign My Name Ben Chavis

2012 Red Tails Capt. Martin "Easy" Julian

Arbitrage Jimmy Grant

Red Hook Summer Box

2013 Ain't Them Bodies Saints Sweeter

2014 Non-Stop Zack White

About Alex Ben

Every Secret Thing Kevin Jones

Beyond the Lights Kaz Nicol

Eden Slim

2016 The Birth of a Nation Nat Turner Director, writer, producer


Year Series Role Notes

2004 Cold Case R. J. Holden Season 1, episode 22: "The Plan"

2005 Kurtlar vadisi Male Model Season 4, episodes 96 & 97

2006 The Unit Darryl Season 2, episode 11: "Silver Star"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome Ref.

2008 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture The Great Debaters Nominated

2009 The Secret Life of Bees Nominated

2012 African-American Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Arbitrage Won

Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer Won

2013 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated

Outstanding Actor Red Tails Nominated

168 Film Festival Best Actor Lu Won

2014 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Ain't Them Bodies Saints Nominated

2015 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Beyond the Lights Nominated

Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor Nominated

Best Independent Short #AmeriCan Won

2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic The Birth of a Nation Won

Audience Award: Dramatic Won

CinemaCon Breakthrough Director of the Year Won


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