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SpouseDenise Walker

Russell Hornsby is an American actor. He was born on May 15, 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska, to a family of African-American descent. His father was a truck driver and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters. Hornsby was raised in Oakland, California. He attended Oakland High School, where he played football and ran track. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied English and theater.

Hornsby’s acting career began in the late 1990s. He has appeared in numerous television shows and movies. He is best known for his role as Hank Griffin in the television series “Grimm” (2011-2017). He has also had recurring roles in the television series “ER” (1998-1999), “Lincoln Heights” (2007-2008), and “The Good Wife” (2012-2013). Hornsby’s film credits include “The Best Man” (1999), “Brown Sugar” (2002), “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” (2005), and “Fences” (2016).

Hornsby has been married to actress Michele Weaver since 2015. They have one child together.

General Info

Full NameRussell Hornsby
Height1.88 m
EducationBoston University, University of Oxford, Saint Mary's College High School


SpouseDenise Walker


AwardsDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Obie Award for Ensemble Performance
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
MoviesFences, Big Fat Liar, After the Sunset, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Meet the Parents, Something New, Stuck, Keep the Faith, Baby, Learning Uncle Vincent, Train Ride, Forgiven, Edmond, Remigration, The Male Groupie
TV ShowsIn Treatment, Lincoln Heights, Playmakers, Haunted, Gideon's Crossing, Grimm

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Seven Seconds2017TV Series pre-productionIsaiah Butler
Grimm2011-2017TV SeriesHank Griffin
The Breaks2016TV MovieSampson
Suits2011-2015TV SeriesQuentin Sainz
Grimm: Meltdown2014TV Mini-Series shortHank Griffin
Grimm: Bad Hair Day2012TV SeriesHank Griffin
LUV2012Detective Pratt
Grimm: David Giuntoli Profile2011VideoHank Griffin
Grimm: Grimm Fairytales2011VideoHank Griffin / Himself
Grimm: Grimm Makeup & VFX2011VideoHank Griffin / Himself
Shameless2011TV SeriesTony's Partner
Futurestates2011TV SeriesKaya Guidry
Salvation Road2010/IShortKearn
The Good Wife2010TV SeriesDr. Shawn Wesley
Lincoln Heights2007-2009TV SeriesEddie Sutton
In Treatment2009TV SeriesLuke
Terminator Salvation2009Video GameRogers Resistance Soldier (voice)
Dear Me2008Video shortHe
Fear Itself2008TV SeriesSergeant Wiliams
Army of Two2008Video GameTyson Rios (voice)
Something New2006/IDr. Brockton
Forgiven2006Ronald Bradler
In Justice2006TV SeriesLuther Cain
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2005TV SeriesAlvin Dutch
Get Rich or Die Tryin'2005Odell
Grey's Anatomy2005TV SeriesDigby Owens
After the Sunset2004Jean-Paul
The Male Groupie2004ShortBlase' skippy
Century City2004TV SeriesMr. Skobel
Playmakers2003TV SeriesLeon Taylor
Girlfriends2003TV SeriesAntoine Childs
Haunted2002TV SeriesMarcus Bradshaw
Milk and Honey2002ShortIsaiah
Keep the Faith, Baby2002TV MovieJoe Schiller
Big Fat Liar2002Marcus Duncan
Gideon's Crossing2000-2001TV SeriesDr. Aaron Boies
Meet the Parents2000Late Night Courier (Right Bag)
Wonderland2000TV SeriesHospital receptionist
Train Ride2000Ellis
Law & Order1999TV SeriesDanny Ruiz
Bill Nye, the Science Guy1993TV Series documentaryFood Truck Assistant


Celebrity Name Game2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHimself
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Start of Dreams2010DocumentaryHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist


Won Awards

2006Jury PrizeBendFilm FestivalBest Lead Actor - MaleForgiven (2006)

Nominated Awards

2010Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance- DramaLincoln Heights (2006)
2010Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance- DramaIn Treatment (2008)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActorKeep the Faith, Baby (2002)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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