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Delroy Lindo (born 18 November 1952) is a British-born American actor. Lindo has been nominated for the Tony and Screen Actors Guild awards, and has won a Satellite Award. He is perhaps best known for his roles as West Indian Archie in Spike Lee`s Malcolm X, Catlett in Get Shorty and Woody Carmichael in the Spike Lee film Crooklyn. Lindo was born in Eltham, London, the son of Jamaican immigrant parents and brought up in Lewisham, England. His mother was a nurse and his father worked in various jobs. At five years of age he appeared in a few Nativity plays. As a teenager, he and his mother moved to Toronto, Canada, and when he was sixteen, they moved to San Francisco, where Lindo would graduate from the American Conservatory Theater.
Lindo`s movie debut came in 1976 with the British comedy Find the Lady, followed by two other roles in films such as that of an Army sergeant in More American Graffiti (1979), when he quit acting for 10 years to concentrate on theatre production. In 1982, he debuted on Broadway in Master Harold and the Boys directed by the play`s author Athol Fugard and by 1988, Lindo earned a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Herald Loomis in Joe Turner`s Come and Gone. It was director Spike Lee who provided the boost Lindo`s career needed, even though he had turned down a role in Do the Right Thing to act alongside Rutger Hauer and Joan Chen in the cult sci-fi movie Salute of the Jugger (1990), and cast him as Woody Carmichael in the drama Crooklyn (1994). Other films he has starred in are Barry Sonnenfeld`s Get Shorty, Clockers, Ransom, and as the baseball player Satchel Paige in Soul of the Game (1996). Much of the character actor`s work alternates between playing treacherous bad guys or trustworthy professionals. He continues to work on screen, most recently on the short lived NBC drama Kidnapped. He guest-starred on The Simpsons in the episode "Brawl in the Family", playing a character named Gabriel that appears very similar to his character in A Life Less Ordinary (where Dan Hedaya played the angel Gabriel, and Lindo`s boss). Homer believes Gabriel is an angel, which he repeatedly denies. In the Fall of 2008, Lindo revisited August Wilson`s play Joe Turner`s Come and Gone, this time directing a production of the play at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California. Lindo`s association with Berkeley Rep began in 2007, when he directed Tanya Barfield`s play The Blue Door.
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Delroy George Lindo (born November 18, 1952) is an English actor and theatre director. Lindo has been nominated for the Tony and Screen Actors Guild awards and has won a Satellite Award. He is perhaps best known for his roles in a trio of Spike Lee films, especially as West Indian Archie in Lee's Malcolm X (1992) and Woody Carmichael in Crooklyn (1994), Catlett in Get Shorty, Arthur Rose in The Cider House Rules, and Detective Castlebeck in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000). Lindo starred as Alderman Ronin Gibbons in the TV series The Chicago Code (2011), and as Winter on the series Believe, which premiered in 2014.
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