Guyanese actor achieves Hollywood fame – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyanese actor achieves Hollywood fame

By Tangerine Clarke – May 29, 2014 –

Sean Patrick Thomas

Sean Patrick Thomas

Award winning television and screen actor, Sean Patrick Thomas said a disciplined Guyanese upbringing definitely moulded him into the person he is today.

“My family lived in Wilmington, Delaware where we were considered different in our neighborhood because we were the only black people, who were Guyanese,” said Thomas, whose success brought him to the bright lights of Broadway in the role of Asagai in a “Raising in the Sun.”

This is the same play that got Thomas noticed at the University of Virginia, his alma mater where he was encouraged to take up acting by his drama teacher.

“We have a great ensemble cast, and when I walk off the stage after the show, fans come up to me and say I enjoy your character, I relate to the role you play. That makes me feel good that I did my job well,” Thomas said of the role alongside Denzel Washington that ends June 15.

He added, “Fans also say I enjoyed seeing you in the movie – “The Last Dance,” or on TV, and I am glad to see you on the Broadway stage.”

“This is very nice to hear,” added the American-born thespian.

“Playing Asagai on Broadway is satisfying for me as an actor,” noted Thomas who no doubt was born for this role in “A Raisin in the Sun.” He was nominated for an Image  [Read more]

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  • Evereene Steward  On May 30, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Sean Patrick followed the path of instructions given. He did not turn his back on wisdom he ran away with it. His determination not to abandon the search no matter how difficult the road may become. He stepped up and chose the right path to SUCCESS.

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