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      Ato Essandoh

      Ato Essandoh

      Highest Rated: 88% Saving Face (2004)

      Lowest Rated: 22% Dark Phoenix (2019)

      Birthday: Jul 29, 1972

      Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, USA

      Ato Essandoh was born in New York to two emigrants from Ghana. He grew up with acting being the farthest thought from his mind, as he went to Cornell University to study chemical engineering. However, after a girlfriend convinced to try out for a school play, Essandoh was bitten by the acting bug. It took him a while to become a professional actor, though, as he first debuted in a small role on the drama "Third Watch" (WB 1999-2005) at the age of 29 in 2001. After a number of small roles, he was featured in Zach Braff's "Garden State" (2004) in the memorable role of Titembay. He continued playing small roles throughout the rest of the decade, including parts in "Hitch" (2005) and "Blood Diamond" (2006). Following his work on "Django Unchained," he guest starred on several TV shows, including the historical drama "Copper" (BBC 2012-13), the Sherlock Holmes reboot "Elementary" (CBS 2012- ), and the procedural drama "Blue Bloods" (CBS 2010- ).

      Highest rated movies

      Saving Face
      The Discoverers
      Outpost
      Hitch Jason Bourne
      Prime
      Reptile
      Nights in Rodanthe

      Photos

      JASON BOURNE, from left: Tommy Lee Jones, Ato Essandoh, 2016. ph: Melinda Sue Gordon/© Universal Pictures NIGHTS IN RODANTHE, from left: Viola Davis, Ato Essandoh, 2008, © Warner Brothers Believe, Sienna Guillory (L), Ato Essandoh (R), 'Prodigy', Season 1, Ep. #9, 05/04/2014, ©NBC Vinyl, Bobby Cannavale (L), Ato Essandoh (R), 02/14/2016, ©HBOMR Vinyl, Ato Essandoh, 02/14/2016, ©HBOMR WISH I WAS HERE, Ato Essandoh (left, blue tie), Leslie David Baker (center, blue tie), Zach Braff (right of center), James Avery (second from right), 2014. ph: Merie Weismiller Wallace/©Focus Features Elementary, Jonny Lee Miller (L), Ato Essandoh (R), 09/27/2012, ©CBS Vinyl, Ato Essandoh, 02/14/2016, ©HBOMR Vinyl, Ato Essandoh (L), Juno Temple (R), 02/14/2016, ©HBOMR Vinyl, Ato Essandoh, 02/14/2016, ©HBOMR Elementary, Ato Essandoh, 'Dead Man's Switch', Season 1, Ep. #20, 04/25/2013, ©CBS Elementary, Ato Essandoh, 09/27/2012, ©CBS Elementary, Ato Essandoh, 09/27/2012, ©CBS Elementary, Jonny Lee Miller (L), Ato Essandoh (R), 'Internal Audit', Season 2, Ep. #11, 12/12/2013, ©CBS Elementary, Ato Essandoh, 09/27/2012, ©CBS Vinyl, Ato Essandoh, 02/14/2016, ©HBOMR Copper, from left: Tom Weston-Jones, Tessa Thompson, Ato Essandoh, Kevin Ryan, 08/19/2012, ©BBCAMERICA Copper, Ato Essandoh, 08/19/2012, ©BBCAMERICA Copper, Ato Essandoh (L), Kevin Ryan (R), 08/19/2012, ©BBCAMERICA Copper, Ato Essandoh, 08/19/2012, ©BBCAMERICA

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      45% 70% Reptile Dan Cleary (Character) - 2023
      69% 43% Outpost Earl (Character) - 2022
      22% 64% Dark Phoenix Jones (Character) $65.8M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank Embree Charles Embree (Character) - 2017
      54% 55% Jason Bourne Craig Jeffers (Character) $162.2M 2016
      85% 54% The Discoverers Winston (Character) $36.0K 2012
      30% 52% Nights in Rodanthe Jean's Lover (Character) $41.8M 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium Crisis Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 33% Brother's Shadow Soy (Character) - 2006
      50% 52% Prime Damien (Character) $22.7M 2005
      69% 62% Hitch Tanis (Character) $177.6M 2005
      88% 88% Saving Face Jay (Character) $1.2M 2004

      TV

      Credit
      83% 52% The Diplomat Stuart (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Accidental Wolf Unknown (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet 75% Chicago Med Isidore Latham (Character),
      Dr. Isidore Latham (Guest Star)
      2016-2021
      59% 60% Away Kwesi Wesberg-Abban (Character) 2020
      36% 64% The Code Major Trey Ferry (Character) 2019
      95% 88% Elementary Alfredo Llamosa (Guest Star) 2012-2013 2015 2018
      75% 64% Altered Carbon Vernon Elliot (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Reverend Darnell Potter (Guest Star) 2011-2016
      74% 74% Vinyl Lester Grimes (Character) 2016
      92% 78% Person of Interest Ray Pratt (Guest Star) 2015
      89% 75% Girls D. August (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary King Nungunde (Guest Star) 2014
      81% 78% Copper Dr. Matthew Freeman (Character) 2012-2013
      93% 90% The Good Wife Dr. Elliott Chesterfield (Guest Star) 2013
      97% 87% Treme Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      96% 92% White Collar Frederick Bilal (Guest Star) 2011
      94% 75% Royal Pains Antoine (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2007
      22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Manute Obama (Guest Star) 2005
      60% No Score Yet Line of Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 2003