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Daniel Sunjata Condon (born December 30, 1971) is a Tony Award-nominated American actor who has performed in film, television and in the theater. In 2003, he won Theatre World Award for his breakout broadway performance as a gay Major League Baseball player who comes out to the public in Take Me Out, the Tony award-winning play, which also earned him nominations for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.
Sunjata played the role of a sailor on shore leave on the first post-9/11 themed episode of Sex and The City. He has portrayed Langston Hughes in the film Brother to Brother and James Holt, a fictitious fashion designer in The Devil Wears Prada. He currently co-stars on the television program Rescue Me. During the summer of 2007, he also is starring in the ESPN miniseries The Bronx is Burning as Reggie Jackson.
He was named one of People Magazine`s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003. On September 27, 2007, Sunjata was honored at The Latin Pride Awards (held in Boston, MA) with a special recognition titled "Voice of the Millions" which is given to people who use their power and public visibility to speak out on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. In this case, the award was given for his advocacy of truth and justice in regard to the call for a new and independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks, and for his representation of the Latino community on Rescue Me as fire-fighter Franco Rivera.
Of African, German and Irish heritage, Sunjata grew up in Chicago, the adopted son of a police dispatcher and a civil rights worker. He graduated from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, where he played center for two state championship football teams. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He then received his master`s degree in fine arts from the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University.
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Mt. Carmel High School
Florida A&M University, University of Southwestern Louisiana, New York University
Full Name at Birth
Daniel Sunjata Condon
Evanston, Illinois, USA
Claim to Fame
Franco Rivera in the FX TV series, Rescue Me
Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon, December 30, 1971) is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as Franco Rivera in the FX television series Rescue Me. Sunjata currently stars as Paul Briggs in USA Network's series Graceland.
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