David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier


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About David Alan Grier

Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in "The First," for which he earned a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the Broadway cast of "Dreamgirls" before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in "A Soldier's Play," for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. He appeared in Robert Altman's _Streamers as Roger, a role for which he won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.

His television work is highlighted by a turn as principal cast member on the Emmy Award winning In "In Living Color" where he helped to create some of the show's most memorable characters, DAG and "Life with Bonnie" for which he earned Image and Golden Satellite nominations. David also created, wrote and executive-produced a show for Comedy Central called "Chocolate News" Grier also won America's votes as a smooth, debonair, and outrageously irreverent contestant on ABC's smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" . But Grier didn't hang up his dance shoes just then-he later appeared in the Wayans Brothers' spoof movie Dance Flick which hit theater's in May 2009.

In Grier's first book, "Barack Like Me: The Chocolate Covered Truth" the acclaimed comedian expounds on politics, culture and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timely, timeless, and hilarious memoir and look at all things Barack.