South Orange’s Andre Braugher Gets Emmy Nomination for Brooklyn 9-9

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Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher, who makes South Orange his home, has been nominated by the Television Academy for an Emmy Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Captain Ray Holt opposite Andy Sandberg in the Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Braugher has been an acclaimed actor ever since his breakout role of Det. Frank Pembleton in NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street hit screens in 1992. He won an Emmy for that role in 1998. He also won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor for the mini-series Thief in 2006.

The 68th Annual Emmy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, September 18, 7 p.m. Eastern.

You can read Braugher’s full profile from the Television Academy (excerpted below) here:

One of Hollywood’s most respected actors, Primetime Emmy Award-winner André Braugher finds he is able to cross over from television to film to theatre with ease.

Braugher — who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Mini-Series for his starring role in FX mini-series Thief — stars with Andy Sandberg in the new Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

He portrayed Marcus Chaplin, captain of the Colorado submarine, on ABC drama Last Resort. Prior to that, he starred on the TNT series Men of a Certain Age alongside Ray Romano and Scott Bakula. 

He made his directorial debut in 1999 with one vignette of the Showtime trilogy Love Songs, in which he also starred.

Braugher — who began his television career as the late Telly Savalas’ sidekick in television movies based on the original Kojak series — garnered breakout success with his portrayal of Det. Frank Pembleton on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street for 6 seasons beginning in 1992. Fans also recognize him as Dr. Ben Gideon of ABC drama series Gideon’s Crossing (2000-2001).

The celebrated Chicago native earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and an Masters in Fine Arts from Juilliard. 


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