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      Nate Parker

      Nate Parker

      Highest Rated: 87% Arbitrage (2012)

      Lowest Rated: 32% Every Secret Thing (2014)

      Birthday: Nov 18, 1979

      Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

      Versatile and committed to his craft, Nate Parker quickly made his mark in Hollywood by taking on intense and strong-willed parts in historical dramas. Parker landed his breakout role as one of the first African-American college debaters in 2007's "The Great Debaters," directed by and co-starring his idol Denzel Washington. Taking a page out of Washington's career playbook, Parker went after complex and humanistic roles that showcased his acting range rather than simple stereotypes. Even while playing a romantic leading man in the feature adaptation of "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008), Parker infused the role with emotional depth and authenticity. In 2012, Parker delivered three riveting performances in three very different films: the WWII epic "Red Tails," Spike Lee's urban drama "Red Hook Summer," and the financial thriller "Arbitrage." Whether he was playing a fighter pilot facing segregation, a converted street thug, or a young man embroiled in a high stakes game of deceit, Parker threw himself into each role while establishing a respectable and promising acting career. His debut as a writer and director, "The Birth of a Nation" (2016), was poised to be Parker's pop culture breakthrough, but strong early buzz for the film was largely derailed by controversy when it was revealed that Parker and the film's co-writer, Jean McGianni Celestin, were both charged with the rape of a fellow student while attending Pennsylvania State University in 1999 (Parker was acquitted; Celestin's sexual assault conviction was overturned); Parker was also accused of harassing his accuser, who committed suicide in 2012, after she filed charges.

      Highest rated movies

      Arbitrage
      Beyond the Lights The Great Debaters
      Ain't Them Bodies Saints
      The Birth of a Nation
      Non-Stop
      Felon
      The Secret Life of Bees

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      RED TAILS, Nate Parker, 2012, Ph: Tina Mills/TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, from left: Alicia Keys, Nate Parker, 2008, TM and ©Copyright Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved. THE GREAT DEBATERS, foreground: Denzel Whitaker (second from left), Jermaine Williams, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, 2007. ©MGM THE GREAT DEBATERS, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Nate Parker, 2007. ©MGM THE GREAT DEBATERS, foreground: Jurnee Smollett, Nate Parker, Denzel Whitaker, 2007. ©MGM THE GREAT DEBATERS, Jermaine Williams, Denzel Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett, Nate Parker, 2007. ©MGM THE BIRTH OF A NATION, from left: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, ph: Jahi Chikwendiu, 2016. ©Fox Searchlight Pictures THE BIRTH OF A NATION, Dwight Henry (on horse in back), Nate Parker (on horse in front), 2016. ph: Jahi Chikwendiu/TM and Copyright ©Fox Searchlight Pictures PRIDE, Nate Parker, Bernie Mac, Regine Nehy, Brandon Fobbs, Alphonso McAuley, Evan Ross, 2007. ©Lions Gate THE BIRTH OF A NATION, Director/Producer/Writer Nate Parker (center), on set, 2016. ph: Jahi Chikwendiu/TM and Copyright ©Fox Searchlight Pictures BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME, Nate Parker, 2010. ph: Lee Roberts/©Paladin PRIDE, Terrence Howard, Alphonso McAuley, Kevin Phillips, Nate Parker, Brandon Fobbs, Evan Ross, 2007. ©Lions Gate PRIDE, Brandon Fobbs, Evan Ross, Kevin Phillips, Alphonso McAuley, Regine Nehy, Nate Parker, 2007. ©Lions Gate PRIDE, Regine Nehy, Evan Ross, Nate Parker, Terrence Howard, Alphonso McAuley, Brandon Fobbs, Kevin Phillips, 2007. ©Lions Gate EVERY SECRET THING, from left: Nate Parker, Elizabeth Banks, 2014. ph: Jojo Whilden/©Starz Digital Media EVERY SECRET THING, from left: Elizabeth Banks, Nate Parker, Diane Lane, 2014. ph: Jojo Whilden/©Starz Digital Media PRIDE, Regine Nehy, Evan Ross, Nate Parker, Kimberly Elise, Alphonso McAuley, Brandon Fobbs, Kevin Phillips, 2007. ©Lions Gate BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME, Nate Parker (back), 2010. ph: Lee Roberts/©Paladin RED TAILS, from left: David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo, Tristan Wilds, Michael B. Jordan, Nate Parker, 2012. Ph: Jiri Hanzl/TM and Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME, Nate Parker (front, center), 2010. ph: Lee Roberts/©Paladin

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      35% 95% American Skin Lincoln "Linc" Jefferson (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      $100.0K 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Penumbra Jeff Carpenter (Character) - 2016
      72% 71% The Birth of a Nation Nat Turner (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $15.8M 2016
      No Score Yet 24% Eden Slim (Character),
      Producer
      - 2014
      32% 32% Every Secret Thing Kevin Jones (Character) $97.0K 2014
      84% 75% Beyond the Lights Kaz Nicol (Character) $14.6M 2014
      45% 43% About Alex Ben (Character) - 2014
      62% 63% Non-Stop Zack (Character) $91.7M 2014
      36% 67% Ghost Team One Producer $7.3K 2013
      77% 61% Ain't Them Bodies Saints Sweetie (Character) $387.6K 2013
      87% 62% Arbitrage Jimmy Grant (Character) $7.9M 2012
      57% 34% Red Hook Summer Box (Character) $334.7K 2012
      40% 57% Red Tails Marty "Easy" Julian (Character) $49.9M 2012
      52% 62% Blood Done Sign My Name Ben Chavis (Character) $82.7K 2010
      No Score Yet 30% Tunnel Rats Pvt. Jim Lidford (Character) - 2008
      59% 78% The Secret Life of Bees Neil (Character) $37.8M 2008
      60% 82% Felon Officer Collins (Character) - 2008
      80% 86% The Great Debaters Henry Lowe (Character) $30.2M 2007
      47% 72% Pride Hakim (Character) $7.0M 2007
      No Score Yet 11% Rome & Jewel Rome (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 27% Cruel World Techno (Character) $16.3K 2005

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 60 Minutes Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012 2014
      84% 72% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004