Courtney B. Vance Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Apr, 2021
Facts of Courtney B. Vance
Date of Birth: 1960 , March-12
Age: 61 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Courtney B. Vance
Birth Name Courtney Bernard Vance
Father Conroy Vance
Mother Leslie Anita Daniels
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Detroit, Michigan, USA
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Actor
Net Worth $25 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Famous for Playing Johnnie Cochran in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Married Yes
Married to Angela Bassett (m. 1997)
Children 2
Education Yale School of Drama
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies Hamburger Hill, Cookie's Fortune, Terminator Genisys
TV Show Law & Order: Criminal Intent, ER, American Crime Story
Books Friends: A Love Story
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Primetime Emmy Award winner Coutney B. Vance is an American actor who is popular for his acting roles in films and TV shows like Hamburger Hill, The Preacher's Wife, Cookie's Fortune, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Short Early Life Story Of Vance

Courtney Bernard Vance was born on 12th March 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America to a grocery store manager Conroy Vance and a librarian Leslie Anita. He is an American as per his nationality and comes from Afro-American ancestry.

CAPTION: Courtney Vance is best known for American Crime Story SOURCE: The Source

For his high school, he went to Detroit Country Day School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Yale School of Drama. 

How Rich Is Courtney As Of 2021?

The 61-year-old actor began his career in 1983 and has been working in the entertainment industry for over 3 decades. 

Most of his fortune comes from his successful acting career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Vane has a combined net worth of $25 million along with his wife Angela Bassett as of 2021. 

From Broadway to Movies & TV Shows

While attending Harvard, he wroked as an actor at the Boston Shakespear Company. He began his acting career on the stage of Yale Repertory Theatre production of August Wilson's Fences as Cory. 

Vance made his film debut in the 1987 American war film Hamburger Hill as Spc. Abraham 'Doc' Johnson. In 1990, he returned to Broadway playing Paul in Six Degrees of Separation for which he was nominated for Tony Award. 

In the 1990s, he starred in several movies and TV shows like The Hunt for Red October, The Adventures of Huck Finn, The Last Supper, Dangerous Minds, Law & Order, and Picket Fences. 

From 2001 to 2006, Courtney played A.D.A. Ron Carver in police procedural drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent alongside Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Jamey Sheridan. Moreover, for his performance in the show, he was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. 

CAPTION: Vance as A.D.A. Ron Carver in Law & Order: Criminal Intent SOURCE: IMDB

Vance grabbed public attention when he was cast as Johnnie Cochran in FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story in 2016 alongside Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, and Cuba Gooding Jr. The show is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. 

He eventually won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series, Critics' Choice Television Awards, and NAACP Image Award for his role in the show. 

As of 2020, he played Louis in Uncorked, Captain Crane in Project Power, and George Freeman in HBO series Lovecraft Country. 

Who Is Vance's Wife?

The 61-year-old actor is married to his college-lover Angela Bassett best known for playing Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It. The couple first met in 1980 while attending Yale School of Drama. 

CAPTION: Courtney & Angela first met in Yale School of Drama SOURCE: Pinterest

They got married on 12th October 1997. They welcomed twins: daughter Bronwyn Golden and son Slater Josiah on 27th Janyary 2006 via a surrogate. 

Together the couple released a book titled Friends: A Love Story with Hilary Beard.