Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Birth
Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA
Death 3 Oct 2020 (aged 70)
Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 216367189 · View Source
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Actor. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Morris Brown College and later earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from California Institute of the Arts. He starred in numerous regional stage productions including the San Diego Repertory Theatre's award-winning performance of “Spunk.” He also starred in “Home” by Samm-Art Evans, “Two Trains Running,” “The Piano Lesson” and “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” at the Alliance Theater. He also appeared in “Flyin' West,” “Hamlet” and “Miss Evers' Boys” at the Indiana Repertory, and in other productions of “Flyin' West” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at the Long Wharf Theatre. His Broadway debut was a performance in the 2003 revival of “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” for which he received a Tony Award nomination for best featured actor. He also appeared in several films by Spike Lee, including “Clockers,” “Get on the Bus,” “Bamboozled,” “Red Hook Summer,” and “Chi-Raq.” He also appeared as Stokely Darling in Spike Lee's Netflix series “She's Gotta Have It.” His other film credits include “Set It Off,” “Ray,” and “Brooklyn's Finest.” He appeared in several television shows including “In The Heat of The Night,” “Living Single,” and an episode of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” among others.

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