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Sterling Kelby Brown (born April 5, 1976)[1] is an American actor. He starred in the FX drama The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award. He currently stars as Randall Pearson on the critically acclaimed NBC
NBC
drama This Is Us. The role garnered Brown his second Emmy award, in 2017, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series[2] and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama, as well as his first Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Credits

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Stage

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life and education[edit] Brown was born in 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Sterling Brown[1] and Aralean Banks Brown. Brown is one of five children; he has two sisters and two brothers.[3] His father died when Brown was 10 years old.[4] As a child, he went by the name Kelby; when he turned 16 he adopted the name Sterling, explaining in 2016,

I went by Kelby. My mom tells me this story – she was reiterating it the other day – in kindergarten I came home one day and said, 'Mom, Sterling is eight letters and Kelby is five. I'll just do Kelby and then when I turn 16, I will go by Sterling.' And I don't remember that. The impetus for me is that he had been gone for some time, and I was like, 'Kelby was a little boy's name.' I felt like I was ready to become Sterling.[4]

Brown grew up in Olivette, Missouri
Olivette, Missouri
and attended Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School.[5] He went on to graduate from Stanford University in 1998 with an acting degree. He initially wanted to work in business but fell in love with acting as a college freshman. Brown then attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Tisch School of the Arts
where he obtained his MFA.[6] Career[edit] After graduation from college, Brown performed in a series of roles in regional theatre.[7][8][9][10] Brown has also since appeared in numerous television shows including ER, NYPD Blue, JAG, Boston Legal, Alias, Without A Trace, Supernatural, and Third Watch. He was a regular in the comedy Starved and has also appeared in movies, including Stay with Ewan McGregor, Brown Sugar with Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs
and Trust the Man
Trust the Man
with David Duchovny
David Duchovny
and Julianne Moore. He played a recurring character on the television series Supernatural, where he portrayed vampire hunter Gordon Walker. Brown played Dr. Roland Burton on Army Wives. He also portrayed Detective Cal Beecher on Person of Interest. In 2008, he played David Mosley on the "Patience" episode of Eli Stone. In 2016, Brown starred in the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story as Christopher Darden, for which he won the award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie in the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.[11] In the theater, Brown was cast in the 2002 production of Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui starring Al Pacino, Paul Giamatti, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman
John Goodman
and Jacqueline McKenzie.[12] In 2014 he starred as Hero in Suzan-Lori Parks' Odyssey-inspired play Father Comes Home From the Wars at New York's Public Theater.[13] Since 2016, he has appeared in the television series This Is Us. In 2018, he became the first African-American actor to win a Golden Globe in the best actor in a TV drama category, which he won for This Is Us.[14] That same year he also became the first African-American actor to win a Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series category, also for This Is Us.[15] He also was part of that year's Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, again for This Is Us.[16] He was also on the hit show Medium. Personal life[edit] In June 2007, he married actress Ryan Michelle Bathe, his college sweetheart. They have two sons.[17][18] Credits[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes

2002 Brown Sugar Co-worker Rick Famuyiwa

2005 Trust the Man Rand Bart Freundlich

Stay Frederick / Devon Marc Forster

2008 Righteous Kill Rogers Jon Avnet

2011 Our Idiot Brother Omar Coleman Jesse Peretz

2013 The Suspect The Other Suspect Stuart Connelly

2015 Mojave Detective Fletcher William Monahan Uncredited

2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Sgt. Hurd Glenn Ficarra John Requa

Spaceman Rodney Scott Brett Rapkin

2017 Marshall Joseph Spell Reginald Hudlin

2018 Black Panther N'Jobu Ryan Coogler

The Predator

Shane Black Post-production

2019 Hotel Artemis

Drew Pearce Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2002–04 Third Watch Officer Edward Dade 9 episodes

2003 Hack Rasheed Morgan Episode: "Hidden Agenda"

2003 Tarzan Detective Carey 2 episodes

2004 ER Bob Harris Episode: "Get Carter"

2004 NYPD Blue Kelvin George Episode: "Chatty Chatty Bang Bang"

2004 JAG Sgt. Harry Smith Episode: "Coming Home"

2005 Boston Legal Zeke Borns Episode: "Death Be Not Proud"

2005 Starved Adam Williams 7 episodes

2006–07 Supernatural Gordon Walker 4 episodes

2006 Alias Agent Rance Episode: "There's Only One Sidney Bristow"

2006 Smith Mr. Corey Episode: "Three"

2006 Without a Trace Thomas Biggs Episode: "Watch Over Me"

2007–13 Army Wives Roland Burton 107 episodes

2007 Shark Quenton North Episode: "Teacher's Pet"

2007 Standoff Russell Marsh Episode: "Lie to Me"

2008 Eli Stone David Mosley Episode: "Patience"

2010 Medium Todd Gillis Episode: "The People in Your Neighborhood"

2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Cameron Jones Episode: "Ice Man/Malibu"

2011 The Good Wife Andrew Boylan Episode: "Feeding the Rat"

2011 Harry's Law Mr. Thomas Episode: "American Girl"

2012 Nikita Nick Anson Episode: "True Believer"

2012–13 Person of Interest Detective Cal Beecher 6 episodes

2013 NCIS Elijah Banner Episode: "Devil's Triad"

2014 The Mentalist Agent Higgins Episode: "White Lies"

2014 Masters of Sex Marcus Episode: "Story of My Life"

2015 Castle Ed Redley Episode: "The Wrong Stuff"

2015 Criminal Minds Fitz Episode: "Beyond Borders"

2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Christopher Darden 10 episodes

2016–present This Is Us Randall Pearson Main role

2017 Insecure Lionel 2 episodes

2017 Running Wild with Bear Grylls Himself Episode: "Sterling K. Brown"

2018 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Sterling K. Brown/James Bay"

2018 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Philip Davidson Episode: "The Box"

Stage[edit]

Year Theater Show Role

2002 Public Theater
Public Theater
Delacorte Theater Twelfth Night Antonio

National Actor's Theatre The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Goodwill

2006 Public Theater
Public Theater
Delacorte Theater Macbeth Macduff

2009 Public Theater
Public Theater
Anspacher Theater The Brother/Sister Plays Part 1: In The Red and Brown Water Shango

The Brother/Sister Plays Part 2: The Brothers Size and Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet Shua

2014 Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3) Hero/Ulysses

Hero

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Sterling K. Brown References[edit]

^ a b "Sterling K. Brown: Television Actor, Film Actor (1976–)". Biography.com
Biography.com
(FYI / A&E Networks. Retrieved January 4, 2017.  ^ "OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES - 2017". Emmys. emmys.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017.  ^ " Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
Biography". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on August 8, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2016.  ^ a b Stone, Natalie (September 21, 2016). " Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
Reveals Why He Changed His Name As a Teenager". People. Time Inc.
Time Inc.
Retrieved October 8, 2016.  ^ Pennington, Gail (February 2, 2016). "St. Louisan relives Simpson trial in 'People v. O.J.'". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Lee Enterprises. Retrieved October 25, 2016.  ^ Shin, Laura (September 2011). "Now Playing". Screen Scene. Stanford Magazine. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved October 8, 2016.  ^ Dominguez, Robert (June 20, 2001). "'Colony' Cruel and Unusual". New York Daily News. p. 38. ^ Otten, Ted (September 19, 2001). "McCarter courts with 'Romeo and Juliet'". The Times". (Trenton, New Jersey). ^ Kilpatrick, Gloria M. (June 3, 2002). "Hangar Opens Season with Powerful 'Topdog': The Play Explores the Relationship of Two Brothers Struggling to Get By". The Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York). p. 18. ^ Gerteiny, Elizabeth (July 1, 2004). "'Someone' brings intensity, brilliance to stage". The Weston Forum (Weston, Connecticut). p. A15. ^ "People v. O.J. Simpson Star Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
Chokes Up While Dedicating Emmy to His Late Father". Retrieved September 19, 2016.  ^ "The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (2002)".  ^ Green, Jesse (October 28, 2014). "Theater Review: Father Comes Home From the Wars". New York.  ^ Respers, Lisa (2018). "Golden Globes 2018: A night of firsts". CNN. Retrieved 2018-01-08.  ^ "SAG Awards 2018: Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
makes history again - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2018-01-22.  ^ "SAG Awards 2018: 'Veep,' 'This Is Us' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' win big - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2018-01-22.  ^ Porter, Lauren (September 19, 2016). "6 Things To Know About Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
And His Wife Ryan Michelle Bathe Love Story". Essence. Retrieved February 27, 2017.  ^ Barney, Chuck (March 9, 2017). "'This Is Us': Former Bay Area resident Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
feels 'blessed beyond words'". The Mercury News. Digital First Media. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 

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Awards for Sterling K. Brown

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Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series

Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2011) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2014) Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Bob Odenkirk
Bob Odenkirk
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Zachary Quinto
Zachary Quinto
(2013) Matt Bomer
Matt Bomer
(2014) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2015) Jesse Plemons
Jesse Plemons
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Robert Young (1956) Robert Young (1957) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1959) Robert Stack
Robert Stack
(1960) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1961) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1962) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1963) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1966) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1967) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1968) Carl Betz
Carl Betz
(1969) Robert Young (1970) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) Richard Thomas (1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake (1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1976) James Garner
James Garner
(1977) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1978) Ron Leibman (1979) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) Daniel J. Travanti (1982) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1985) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1986) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(1987) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1988) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1989) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1991) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1992) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1997) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1998) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1999) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2000) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2003) James Spader
James Spader
(2004) James Spader
James Spader
(2005) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2006) James Spader
James Spader
(2007) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2010) Kyle Chandler
Kyle Chandler
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1975) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1976) Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(1977) Howard Da Silva
Howard Da Silva
(1978) Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
(1979) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1980) David Warner (1981) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1982) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1983) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1984) Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1985) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1986) Dabney Coleman
Dabney Coleman
(1987) John Shea
John Shea
(1988) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1989) Vincent Gardenia
Vincent Gardenia
(1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1991) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1992) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1993) Michael A. Goorjian (1994) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1995) Tom Hulce
Tom Hulce
(1996) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1997) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1998) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1999) Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
(2000) Brian Cox (2001) Michael Moriarty (2002) Ben Gazzara
Ben Gazzara
(2003) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2007) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2008) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(2009) David Strathairn
David Strathairn
(2010) Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
(2011) Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
(2012) James Cromwell
James Cromwell
(2013) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2014) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2015) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama

Mike Connors
Mike Connors
(1969) Peter Graves
Peter Graves
(1970) Robert Young (1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake/ Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1975) Richard Jordan (1976) Edward Asner (1977) Michael Moriarty (1978) Edward Asner (1979) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1982) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) Don Johnson
Don Johnson
(1985) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1986) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1987) Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
(1988) Ken Wahl
Ken Wahl
(1989) Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan
(1990) Scott Bakula
Scott Bakula
(1991) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1992) David Caruso
David Caruso
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1995) David Duchovny
David Duchovny
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(2003) Ian McShane
Ian McShane
(2004) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2007) Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2001) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2002) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2003) Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
(2004) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2007) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2011) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2014) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2015) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

2010: Boardwalk Empire, season 1

Antonacci Buscemi Coleman Graham de la Huerta Laciura Macdonald Mol Palladino Piazza Pitt Shannon Sparks Stuhlbarg Weiner Whigham

2011: Boardwalk Empire, season 2

Buscemi Chianese Clohessy Coleman Cox J. Gallina L. Gallina Graham Huston Laciura Lind Macdonald D. McTigue R. McTigue Mol B. Noon C. Noon O'Rourke Palladino Pennewill Piazza Pitt Shannon Sparks Stuhlbarg Van Wagner Whigham Williams Yusef

2012: Downton Abbey, series 2

Bonneville Boyle Carmichael Carter Coyle Dockery Findlay Finneran Froggatt Glen Howes James-Collier Leech Logan McGovern McShera Nicol Nuttall Robb Smith Stevens Wilton

2013: Breaking Bad, season 5, part II

Bowen Brandt Cranston Crawford Fletcher Fraser Gunn Metzler Mitte Norris Odenkirk Paul Plemons Quezada Rankin Sane

2014: Downton Abbey, series 4

Bonneville Carmichael Carter Coyle Dockery Doyle Froggatt James James-Collier Leech Logan McGovern McShera Milne Robb Smith Speleers Theobold Wilton

2015: Downton Abbey, series 5

Bonneville Carmichael Carter Cassidy Coyle Dockery Doyle Froggatt James James-Collier Leech Logan McGovern McShera Nicol Ovenden Smith Wilton

2016: Stranger Things, season 1

M. B. Brown Buono Chrest Dyer Harbour Heaton Keery Matarazzo McLaughlin Modine Morgan Reynolds Ryder Schnapp Steger Wolfhard

2017: This Is Us, season 1/season 2

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