Delroy Lindo Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 May, 2018
Facts of Delroy Lindo
Date of Birth: 1952 , November-18
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name Delroy Lindo
Birth Name Delroy George Lindo
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Eltham, south-east London
Ethnicity Afro-Jamaican ethnicity
Profession Actor and director
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Married to Kathi Coaston, Neshormeh Lindo
Children Damiri Lindo
Education American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California (1979), San Francisco State University (2004).
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
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British-American actor as well as a theater director, Delroy Lindo has been in the entertainment field since the 1970s. His performance in epic biographical drama film Malcolm X earned him critical praise in 1992. Lindo is also known for his roles in various movies, including The Cider House RulesA Life Less OrdinaryThe OneRomeo Must Die and many more. His amazing performances have also earned him nominations for several awards including Tony and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Lindo is married to artist and arts educator Nashormeh Lindo since 1990. The couple shares a son together and the family of three resides in Oakland, California. 

Early Life And Education Of Delroy Lindo

Delroy Lindo was born Delroy George Lindo on November 18, 1952, in Eltham, south-east London. He holds British nationality and belongs to Afro-Jamaican ethnicity/race. 

Lindo is the son of Jamaican parents who had emigrated to Britain. He spent most of his early childhood days growing up in London’s Lewisham district. His mother was a nurse while his father did various jobs.

During his childhood days, Lindo moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, along with his mother. Later, they shifted to San Francisco when he was just six. 

Lindo developed a passion for acting after watching the productions of The Taming of The Shrew and Cyrano de Bergerac on public television. At the age of 24, he went to the American Conservatory Theater and graduated in 1979. 

Lindo has an honorary doctorate in Arts and Humanities from the Virginia Union University. In 2004, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University.  

Delroy Lindo's Professional Career

Delroy Lindo started his career by working at the variety of jobs that ranged from busing tables, driving cabs, and selling pesticides over the phone. 

He made his first screen debut in the 1979 British comedy Find the Lady. The same year, he was featured in American coming-of-age comedy film, More American Graffiti as Army sergeant. He quit film for 10 years to focus on theatre for most of the 1980s.      

Lindo made his Broadway debut with "Master Harold"...and the Boys, in 1982. His first major breakthrough came following his appearance in a touring production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, in 1987. After a few years, he appeared in August Wilson's play Joe Turner's Come and Gone on Broadway. His amazing performance earned him a Tony nomination. 

After guest appearing in few movies, Lindo got his first film as a lead in the director and producer, Spike Lee in the 1990s; Malcolm X, Crooklyn, and Clockers. His other major motion pictures include Get Shorty in 1995 and Ransom in 1996.

Lindo starred along with legendary African-American baseball pitcher Satchel Paige in the made-for-television movie The Soul of the Game. For his performance, he received an NAACP Image Award nomination. He also appeared in the romantic comedy A Life Less Ordinary in 1997.

Lindo’s first role in a big-budget movie came in 2000 when he got a chance to appear in the American action heist film, Gone in 60 Seconds, sharing the screen with Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, and Will Patton among others. 

His other successful movies are Heist (2001), The Core (2003), Oblivion (2003), This Christmas (2007), The Big Bang (2011), and Point Break (2015).

Lindo also made a number of appearances in television. In 2006, he was featured as an FBI agent in a short-lived series, Kidnapped for a year. Lindo then won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 

Lindo also appeared as a corrupt local politician in 2011 American crime drama television series, The Chicago Code. He portrayed Dr. Milton Winter in the fantasy drama television series Believe for 13 episodes. 

Some of his television credits are Beauty and the Beast, A Man Called Hawk, Mercy, Robot Chicken, Believe, Blood & Oil, and Marvel's Most Wanted among others. 

In 2017, Lindo featured in an episode of TV drama series This Is Us. As of 2018, he is starring in American legal and political drama web television series, The Good Fight as Adrian Boseman; he was nominated for Critics choice television award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama series. 

Delroy Lindo's Net Worth  

Delroy Lindo has earned a considerable amount of money from his career, as an actor and director. According to some reliable online sources the American actor's net worth is believed to be more than $4 million.

Some of his commercially successful movies are: 

Movie  Budget  Box-Office collection  IMDb Rating  Cast member 
Malcolm X  (1992) $33 million  $48.2 million     7.7     Denzel Washington
Angela Bassett
Albert Hall
Al Freeman, Jr.
The Devil's Advocate (1997) $57 million   $152,944,66 7.5 Keanu Reeves
Al Pacino
Charlize Theron
Jeffrey Jones
The Cider House Rules (1999) $24 million  $88.4 million  7.4 Tobey Maguire
Charlize Theron
Paul Rudd
Delroy Lindo
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) $90 million   $237.2 million 6.5 Nicolas Cage
Angelina Jolie
Giovanni Ribisi
Delroy Lindo
Romeo Must Dien (2000) $25million   $91 million   6.1 Jet Li
Aaliyah
Isaiah Washington
Russell Wong

Delroy Lindo's Personal Life

Delroy Lindo has been married twice. He first married Kathi Coaston on 16th May 1978. Their relationship ended in a divorce and the reason behind the separation was kept secret from the public. 

He, later on, tied the knot to an artist and arts educator Nashormeh Lindo in 1990. The couple is blessed with a son named Damiri Lindo and they reside in Oakland, California.

CAPTION: Delroy Lindo and his wife Damiri Lindo SOURCE: Getty images

He is a huge fan of the London-based football (soccer) team Arsenal. 

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