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Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe-winning American actor best known for his work in Pulp Fiction, Don King: Only in America, and the Mission: Impossible film series. Rhames first appeared on Broadway in the play The Winter Boys in 1984. Ving continued his rise to fame through his work in soap operas. He found work as a supporting actor, and came to the attention of the general public by playing the role of Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994). Rhames also was getting public exposure on television as Peter Benton`s brother-in-law on the medical drama ER, a recurring role he filled for 3 seasons. Not long after, Rhames was cast with Tom Cruise as the ace computer hacker Luther Stickell in Brian De Palma`s Mission: Impossible (1996). With solid performances in two of these highly popular productions, his face was now known to moviegoers, and the work offers began rolling in more frequently. In 1997, Rhames portrayed the Character of Nathan `Diamond Dog` Jones in the popular film Con Air. Rhames won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO`s Don King: Only in America. At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon, saying "I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I`d like to give this to you." Lemmon was clearly touched by the gesture as was the celebrity audience who gave Lemmon a standing ovation. Lemmon, who tried unsuccessfully to give the award back to Rhames said it was "...one of the sweetest moments I`ve ever known in my life." The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced later that they would have a duplicate award prepared for Rhames. That moment was #98 on E!`s 101 Awesome Moments in Entertainment. Rhames contributed attention-grabbing performances in Striptease (1996 as the wisecracking bodyguard Shad), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), reprised his Luther Stickell role for Mission: Impossible II (2000), playing Johnnie Cochran in American Tragedy (2000), portraying a gay drag queen in the television movie Holiday Heart, contributed his deep bass voice for the character of Cobra Bubbles in Lilo & Stitch (2002) and the subsequent TV series, and played a stoic cop fighting cannibal zombie hordes in Dawn of the Dead (2004) and the Day of the Dead 2008 "remake." Rhames has also appeared in a series of television commercials for RadioShack, usually performing with Vanessa L. Williams.
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New York High School of Performing Arts, State University of New York at Purchase, Juilliard School of Drama
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Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor best known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Out of Sight, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, Dawn of the Dead, Rosewood, Con Air, and as Luther Stickell in the Mission: Impossible film series.
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Married||Deborah Reed and Ving Rhames
have been married since 25th Dec 1999. |||
Who is he dating right now?
Deborah Reed and Ving Rhames have been married for 16 years. They were dating for 7 days after getting together in 2000 and were married on 25th Dec 1999.
Ving Rhames was previously married to Valerie Scott (1994 - 1999).
Ving Rhames is a 57 year old American Actor. Born Irving Rhames on 12th May, 1959 in New York City, he is famous for Marsellus Wallace on Pulp Fiction in a career that spans 1984–present. His zodiac sign is Taurus.
Ving Rhames is a member of the following lists:
Male actors from New York City,
African-American male actors and
20th-century American male actors.
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