The Cast

Read bios of the cast members of BROTHER TO BROTHER below.

A headshot of Anthony Mackie Anthony Mackie

Mackie has starred in two Spike Lee films, She Hate Me and Sucker Free City, which aired on Showtime in 2004. He also appeared in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby and Jonathan Demme's The Manchurian Candidate. Mackie made his screen debut in 2002 in 8 Mile, directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Eminem. He was featured in the 2003 Broadway revival of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom with Whoopi Goldberg, in the Broadway premiere of Regina Taylor's Drowning Crow opposite Alfre Woodard, and most recently in the Roundabout Theatre's McReele. He recently completed production on two films: Terry Green's Heaven's Fall and Les Mayfield's The Man. His next project is Joe Roth's Freedomland. Mackie graduated from Julliard in 2001.

A headshot of Roger Robinson Roger Robinson

Robinson recently completed the feature film On The One, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. He was nominated for a Tony Award for August Wilson's Seven Guitars on Broadway. Robinson's list of Broadway credits includes The Iceman Cometh, Amen Corner and Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida. His Off-Broadway credits include The Cherry Orchard, Of Mice and Men and Lady Day. Robinson also appeared in the Broadway premiere of Drowning Crow in 2004.

A headshot of Larry Gilliard, Jr. Larry Gilliard, Jr.

Gilliard recently completed two seasons of the HBO series The Wire. Prior to that he was featured in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York with Leonardo Dicaprio and Daniel Day Lewis. His extensive list of film credits includes Next Stop Wonderland, Trees Lounge, Cecil B. Demented, Loving Jezebel and The Waterboy. He made his screen debut in 1991 as the lead in Straight Outta Brooklyn and was recently on tour with Topdog/Underdog, directed by George C. Wolfe.

A headshot of Aunjanue Ellis Aunjanue Ellis

Ellis was recently seen in Taylor Hackford's acclaimed feature Ray. She had a major role in Men of Honor starring opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert DeNiro. Ellis played Sista Girl in Undercover Brother, directed by Malcolm Lee and produced by Brian Grazer. She was also featured in prominent roles in Lovely and Amazing, Girls Town and A Map of the World with Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore. Ellis made her stage debut in A Winter's Tale, directed by George C. Wolfe and is a graduate of Brown University and New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Her next project is Joe Roth's Freedomland.

A headshot of Duane Boute Duane Boute
(Young Bruce)

Boute starred as Bostonia in the 1996 film Stonewall, produced by Killer Films. His notable New York stage credits include The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Carousel, Parade and Civil Sex. His extensive regional theatre credits include Orestes in Berkeley Repertoire's Oresteia and Mercutio in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2003 production of Romeo And Juliet.

A headshot of Daniel Sunjata Daniel Sunjata

Sunjata can currently be seen on the FX series Rescue Me and was recently seen in Noel directed by Chazz Palminteri and starring opposite Susan Sarandon. He is also in the Woody Allen film Melinda and Melinda. He was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the Broadway production of Take Me Out. He was also featured in a prominent role in the season premiere episode of HBO's Sex and the City and was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003. Sunjata received his training from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

A headshot of Alex Burns Alex Burns

Burns was recently seen in Zach Braff's Garden State with Natalie Portman, Ian Holm and Peter Sarsgaard. Prior to that, he was featured in the critically acclaimed Thirteen Conversations About One Thing with Matthew McConaughey and John Turturro. Burns was also one of the stars of the Dreamworks/NBC television series Semper Fi, produced by Steven Spielberg.

A headshot of Ray Ford Ray Ford

Ford is currently based in Los Angeles. His list of Off-Broadway/Regional theater credits includes Romeo and Juliet, George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum, Angels in America, Miss Evers Boys and Blues for an Alabama Sky. Ford is a graduate of Boston University and made his feature film debut in BROTHER TO BROTHER.

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