Mike Colter got interested in acting after watching the 1984 movie A Soldiers Story. He then developed his acting skills by joining school plays and eventually by earning a degree in theater at University of South Carolina. Additionally, he also earned an MFA degree in acting from Rutgers University.
In 2004, Colter got his break on the big screen as he appeared in the Clint Eastwood film Million Dollar Baby as boxer Big Willie Little. Since then, he has appeared on various TV series, including Law & Order: CI, Law & Order: SVU, Royal Pains and The Good Wife, where he played Lemond Bishop for several episodes.
After starring in the 2010 spy thriller Salt alongside Angelina Jolie, Mike Colter joined the cast of The CW series Ringer as Malcolm Ward.
2011 Ringer (TV series)
2011 Blue Bloods (TV series)
2010-2011 The Good Wife (TV series)
2010 Royal Pains (TV series)
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series)
2009 Taking Chance (TV movie)
2009 Solving Charlie (TV movie)
2007 And Then Came Love
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series)
2005 Silver Bells (TV movie)
2005 Brooklyn Lobster
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV series)
2004 Million Dollar Baby
2002 The Parkers (TV series)
2002 ER (TV series)