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BAD: Black Arts Dialogues | Delroy Lindo in Discussion with Ayana Mathis

March 23, 2022
7:00 PM
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Delroy Lindo and Ayana Mathis

The Mellon Foundation & Columbia Mellon Arts Project

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Delroy Lindo Bio

Over the course of the past three decades, Delroy Lindo, a British-born actor with Jamaican roots, has established himself as a versatile figure in film, television, and theater. Lindo recently starred in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, which earned him a New York Film Critics Award for Best Actor, and The Harder They Fall for Netflix. His upcoming projects include a leading role in Neil Gaiman’s limited series Anansi Boys for Amazon as well as the feature Blade for Marvel Studios.

Throughout his career, Lindo has had memorable film roles in The Cider House Rules; Heist; Ransom; Get Shorty and previously garnered acclaim for a trio of films with Spike Lee: Clockers; Crooklyn and Malcolm X. On TV, Lindo starred on CBS’ The Good Fight as Adrian Boseman. He won a Peabody Award for Strange Justice and the NAACP Award for Law and Order: SVU. His incursions in Broadway have earned Lindo Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations, playing Herald Loomis in August Wilson and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Further, his role as Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun also brought the actor a Helen Hayes Award Nomination/NAACP Image Award for Best Actor.

Delroy Lindo directed The Blue Door and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone to critical acclaim at Berkeley Repertory Theater. Directing Medal of Honor Rag also earned him a Los Angeles Theater Weekly Award. His notable career achievements include an Honorary Doctorate in Arts and Humanities from Virginia Union University; a BFA degree (cum laude) from SF State University; and an MFA from NYU’s Gallatin School.


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