Courtney B. Vance Biography
Courtney Bernard Vance, a talented and phenomenal American actor was born on March 12, 1960. Best known for his role in the film Hamburger Hill, Vance has played in several hit movies. He has even won Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for the role in Lucky Guy. He has a great acting skill and is very popular among his fans all over the world and producers in the industry. His ethnicity is black and it’s obvious that his nationality is American. He is also one of the hard working actors in the film industry.
EARLY YEARS & CAREER
Courtney B. Vance was born in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America to father Conroy Vance and mother Leslie. Conroy was a grocery store manager and Leslie was a librarian. He went to Detroit Country Day School for his study. He completed his graduation with Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. During studying in Harvard, he had already started working as an actor. From the Yale School of Drama, Vance did his Masters of Fine Arts.
Talking about his career, Courtney B. Vance did his debut from the film Hamburger Hill in 1987 where he played the role Spc. Abraham ‘DOC’ Johnson. After that in the year 1990, he played in the role of Seaman Jones in the film The Hunt for Red October. After that he has contributed in several blockbuster films like “Beyond the Law” in 1993 he played as Conroy Price, “Holy Matrimony” in 1994 he did role of Cooper, “Dangerous Minds” in 1995 in the role of George Grandey, “Blind Faith” in 1998 as John Williams, “Space Cowboys” in 2000, “Hurricane Season” in 2009 and many more. One of his most notable act was in the thriller film “Final Destination 5” as Agent Jim Block and in another film “Terminator Genisys” in the role Miles Dyson. Vance has won Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for playing the role of Hap Hairston in the Lucky Guy. He has been nominated for the Tony Award three more times.
Talking about his personal life, Courtney B. Vance is a married man. In 1980, he married with Angela Bassett, who was his fellow student at the Yale School of Drama. On January 27, 2006, the couples were blessed with the twins. They had a son and daughter and named them Slater Josiah Vance and Bronwyn Golden Vance. Vance and his wife Angela has authored in their book entitled “Friends: A Love Story”. The couple has been living happily with their twins in Los Angeles.
Talking about his physical appearances, Courtney B. Vance has a strong muscular body. We have seen his body in many shirtless scenes in the film and pictures on many websites. He is an average tall man having the height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 78 kg. He has a dark brown hair color. Vance is also very active on social networking sites like facebook, Instagram, and twitter. He frequently keeps on uploading pictures and his recent activities in his social accounts. According to the sources, his net worth is estimated to be more than $4 million.