Making WAVES For Black History Month: Glynn Turman

Glynn Russell Turman is an American actor, writer, director, and producer.
Glynn Turman

MAKING WAVES celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans who have made a difference through their career accomplishments, philanthropic projects, corporate achievements, and/or community outreach. This month-long celebration includes vignettes that will be broadcasted on-air, online, and on social!

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Emmy winning actor and recent Los Angeles Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his role in MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, Glynn Turman (“The Wire,” “House of Lies,” “Queen Sugar”) had an incredibly busy 2020 with a starring role opposite Chris Rock in the new season of FX’s “Fargo,” and he currently stars as piano player Toledo in Netflix’s Oscar-buzzed MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM with Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, which hit the platform on December 18th The film is piling up the accolades on its road to the Academy Awards next April.

Glynn Turman: 2008 Emmy's
Glynn Turman: 2008 Emmy's Photo credit Getty Images

New York City-born actor Glynn Turman enjoyed his first real taste of acting success as a young teenager, originating the role of Travis Younger on Broadway in Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark play "A Raisin in the Sun" in 1959 opposite Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee as his various family members. Upon graduation from the renowned High School of Performing Arts in New York, he apprenticed in regional and repertory companies throughout the country until he settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. Turman is also an award-winning stage and television director, helming episodes of "Hanging with Mr. Cooper" and "The Wayans Bros," also directed during his seasons of acting work on “A Different World." His strong work in film and television continues today with his memorable roles on “The Wire,” “House of Lies” and “Queen Sugar” among many others.

Gylnn Turman: Cooley High
Gylnn Turman: Cooley High Photo credit Getty Images
Glynn Turman: A Different World
Glynn Turman: A Different World Photo credit Getty Images
How To Get Away with Murder
How To Get Away with Murder Photo credit Getty Images

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