Sean Patrick Thomas
Sean Patrick Thomas recently wrapped production on the horror film "Deep in the Darkness," starring alongside Dean Stockwell. Previously he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his performance in the ABC TV adaptation of "A Raisin in the Sun" opposite Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan and Audra McDonald. He was also nominated for a Black Reel Award for his work in John Sayles' feature "Honeydripper" which was set in 1950's Alabama.
Prior to that Thomas appeared in Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain" with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. He also starred alongside Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer in MGM's "Barbershop," and subsequently the sequel, "Barbershop 2: Back In Business." Thomas' performance in Paramount Pictures' box office smash "Save the Last Dance" earned him two MTV Movie Awards: Male Breakout Performance and Best Kiss (with Julia Stiles). In addition, he also received the Male Standout Performance Award at the 2001 Movieline Magazine Young Hollywood Awards.
Audiences first took note of Thomas in the role of 'Thompson,' a young marine in Ed Zwick's "Courage Under Fire." Other film credits include "Finding Neighbors," "The Burrowers," "Murder on the 13th Floor," "Cruel Intentions," "Can't Hardly Wait," "Picture Perfect" and "Conspiracy Theory."
On the small screen, Thomas co-starred in the CBS drama, "The District" with Craig T. Nelson. His portrayal of 'Detective Temple Page' earned him Movieguide's 2003 Grace Award for Best Television Performance by an Actor and the show was nominated for New Series of the Year in 2001 by TV Guide. Thomas has also appeared on CW's "Reaper" and "Ringer' along with guest appearances on hit shows like "American Horror Story," "Lie to Me" and BET's "Reed Between the Lines."
His theater credits include Arin Arbus' "Othello" at Seattle's Intiman Theatre, "Timon of Athens," "Much Ado About Nothing" with Jimmy Smits at the New York Shakespeare Festival and the lead role of Paul in "Six Degrees of Separation" at the Hanger Theater. Thomas earned his MFA from New York University.