Ruben Santiago-Hudson

 

Date Of Birth

November 24, 1956
 

Biography

Ruben Santiago-Hudson graduated from Binghamton University, and later took his doctorate from Wayne State University. He also received an honorary doctorate from Buffalo State College.

Santiago-Hudson first established himself in theater, appearing in several notable Broadway productions. In 1996, he won a Tony Award for his performance in the play Seven Guitars. He was later nominated for writing his autobiographical play, Lackawanna Blues; this later became an acclaimed HBO film, in 2005.

Santiago-Hudson's television career began with work in daytime soaps Another World and All My Children. He also had recurring roles in shows such as Dear John and Law & Order. He currently is part of the cast of the ABC series Castle, as hard-nosed Roy Montgomery.
 

Place of Birth

Lackawanna, NY
 

Birth Name

Ruben Santiago-Hudson
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

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Awards

- Tony Award, Best Featured Actor in a Play, 1996 (for Seven Guitars)
- Black Movie Award, Outstanding Television Movie, 2005 (for Lackawanna Blues)
- Humanitas Prize, 2005 (for Lackawanna Blues)
- Black Reel Award, Best Screenplay - Original or Adapted (Television), 2006 (for Lackawanna Blues)
- Christopher Prize, 2006 (for Lackawanna Blues)
 

Filmography

FILM:
- Coming to America (1988)
- Blown Away (1994)
- Bleeding Hearts (1994)
- White Lies (1997)
- The Devil's Advocate (1997)
- A Gut Feeling (1999)
- Shaft (2000)
- Domestic Disturbance (2001)
- Winning Girls through Psychic Mind Control (2002)
- Brother's Shadow (2006)
- Mr. Brooks (2007)
- Honeydripper (2007)
- American Gangster (2007)
- The Invention of Lying (2009)

TELEVISION:
- Another World (regular, 1990-1993)
- Dear John (recurring, 1992)
- Spawn (voice, 1997-1999)
- Law & Order (recurring, 1999-2008)
- All My Children (regular, 2000-2002)
- Castle (regular, 2009-present)
 

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Height

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