Holland at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
December 28, 1979|
Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University (MFA)|
He has acted in several film, television, and theatre productions throughout his career. He starred as Dr. Algernon Edwards in the Cinemax series The Knick (2014–2015) and as Matt Miller in the FX series American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016). He portrayed politician and activist Andrew Young in the 2014 film Selma, sportswriter Wendell Smith in the 2013 film 42.
Holland was born and raised in Bessemer, Alabama, and graduated from John Carroll Catholic High School. His first stage performance was in a production of Oliver! at the Birmingham Summerfest Theatre, at the age of eleven. He attended Florida State University and studied abroad at the FSU London study centre during his time there. He also received a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University in 2006.
Holland has performed in several theatre productions. In 2006, he portrayed three characters in the play Blue Door. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times gave his performance a positive review. In 2008, he played Eric in the play Wig Out! The following year, he portrayed Elegba and Marcus in The Brother/Sister Plays. In 2010, he was cast in the Matthew Lopez play The Whipping Man, for which he won the Vivian Robinson/Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2017, he portrayed Youngblood in August Wilson's play Jitney on Broadway.
From July to October 2018, he is appearing in a production of Othello at Shakespeare's Globe, costarring with Mark Rylance. He has also made his Off Off Broadway directing debut with a production of Greg Keller's Dutch Masters.
Holland has also enjoyed success in both television and film. In 2011, he starred as Julian "Fitz" Fitzgerald on the NBC sitcom Friends with Benefits. In 2014, he portrayed Andrew Young in Ava DuVernay's historical drama film Selma. From 2014 to 2015, he starred opposite Clive Owen in the Cinemax original drama series The Knick.
In 2016, he starred as Kevin in Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, for which he received critical acclaim and numerous awards; the film won Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards. Holland appeared in DuVernay's fantasy adventure film A Wrinkle in Time, released in March 2018, and will star in Steve McQueen's Widows, which is scheduled for November 2018.
|2006||Law & Order||David Sachs||Episode: "Public Service Homicide"|
|2007||The Black Donnellys||Frank Thomas||Episode: "Wasn't That Enough?"|
|2007||The News||DeShawn Burkett||Television film|
|2009||Lost & Found||Gayle Dixon||Television film|
|2010||The Rockford Files||Angel Martin||Television film|
|2010||Damages||Bank Manager||Episode: "You Haven't Replaced Me"|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Julian "Fitz" Fitzgerald||13 episodes|
|2011||Burn Notice||Dion Carver||Episode: "Breaking Point"|
|2012–2013||1600 Penn||Marshall Malloy||13 episodes|
|2014–2015||The Knick||Dr. Algernon Edwards||20 episodes|
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|2016||American Horror Story: Roanoke||Matt Miller||9 episodes|
|2018||Castle Rock||Henry Deaver||10 episodes|
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- Kit, Borys (May 7, 2014). "'42' Actor Joins Martin Luther King Drama 'Selma'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- Niles, Jon. "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 'The Knick' Star André Holland Talks Algernon Edwards & Cornelia Robertson's Relationship, Race Issues & More About New Cinemax Series". MStarz.com. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
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- Hipes, Patrick (November 2, 2016). "'A Wrinkle In Time' Adds Michael Peña, Zach Galifianakis, André Holland & More To Round Out Cast – Update". Deadline Hollywood.
- Kroll, Justin (January 13, 2017). "'Moonlight' Star Andre Holland Joins Viola Davis in Steve McQueen's 'Widows' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 27, 2017.