Birth Name: Andre Braugher
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born July 1, 1962, and raised on Chicago's West Side by working class parents, Braugher excelled in academics as a child and later earned a scholarship to Stanford University. After a few years as an engineering major, he fell into an audition for a Shakespeare play and it opened up a whole new world; one in which he changed his major and set a personal goal to use acting to better the image of black men in the media. Braugher further earned an MFA in Theater from Juilliard in 1988, and following his graduation, began performing with the New York Shakespeare Festival and at the Folger Theater in Washington D.C. In 1989, Braugher made his screen debut in "Ariana" (NBC), the first of five "Koj...
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