Bokeem Woodbine (born April 13, 1973) is an American actor. In 1994 he portrayed Joshua, Jason’s troubled brother, in Jason’s Lyric. He won a Black Reel Award, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for his role as Kansas City enforcer Mike Milligan in the second season of Fargo. Woodbine also portrayed Daniel in season 2 of the WGN series Underground and Herman Schultz/Shocker in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Bookem Woodbine Early life and education

Woodbine was born on April 13, 1973, in Harlem, New York. He attended the Dalton School on Manhattan‘s Upper East Side, before transferring to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in the city.[1] He is a lifelong martial arts practitioner having studied Hapkido and Shaolin Kung-Fu.

Bookem Woodbine Career

With the encouragement of his actress mother, Woodbine entered show business at age 19 as a stand-in and extra in Ernest Dickerson‘s directorial debut, Juice (1992), starring Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps. In the following year, he made his TV acting debut in the CBS Schoolbreak Special entitled “Love Off Limits”. His appearance was noticed by casting director Jaki Brown-Karman, who later recommended him to Forest Whitaker for the latter’s directorial effort, the HBO television movie Strapped (1993). Since then, he has worked with other major African-American filmmakers such as Spike LeeMario Van Peebles and the Hughes Brothers in the films Crooklyn (1994), Panther (1995) and Dead Presidents (1995), respectively.

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