Dondré Whitfield, an American actor turned professional in 1985 and got a TV break from the TV series The Cosby Show (1985- 87). Whitfield's career saw wide acclaim after appearing as series regular in Another World (1989- 1990) and All My Children (1991- 1994).
In a span of 3 decades, the Brooklyn, New York-born worked in the TV series Between Brothers, Secret Agent Man, Girlfriends, Hidden Hills, and Mistresses. Since 2016, Dondré portrayed Remy Newell in Queen Sugar and earned an NAACP Image Award nomination. In 2012, he was cast in the critically acclaimed film Middle of Nowhere.
What Is Age and Height of Dondré Whitfield?
Dondré Terrell Whitfield was born on May 27, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York, the USA. An American by nationality, Whitfield hails from black ethnicity. He attended formal training at Performing Arts High in New York City and later worked in Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, including the play Ceremonies in Dark Old Men.
As of January 2021, Dondré is 51 years old and has a height of 6 feet.
Acting Career- TV Series and Movies
With already stints in theater productions, Whitfield made his TV debut through the TV sitcom The Cosby Show in 1985 until 1987 in 6 episodes. After that, he portrayed the series regular Jesse Lawrence in Another World (1989- 1990).
His TV career got wide recognition as Terence Frye in All My Children (1991- 94. 254 episodes) alongside Susan Lucci, Jill Larson, Cady McClain, and Walt Willey. The role earned him nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award and Soap Opera Digest Award.
In 1995, he was cast in The Crew & worked in 21 episodes until 1996 before landing in the role of James Gordon in Between Brothers (1997- 99, 17 episodes).
Throughout the 2000s, Dondré Whitfield notably appeared in Inside Schwartz (2001-2002), Girlfriends (2001-2002), Hidden Hills (2002-2003), Ghost Whisperer (2005- 2006), and Cold Case (2008-2010). Later, he earned brief roles in The Event (2010-11), Make It or Break It (2012), and Mistresses (2013-14).
Some of his guest-appearances in the acclaimed TV series include NYPD Blue, CSI: Miami & Grey's Anatomy.
Aside from TV works, Whitfield made movie appearances too. He officially made his film debut through Homeboy (1988) and then starred in White Man's Burden (1995), Two Can Play That Game (2001), The Salon (2005), and 35 and Ticking (2011). In 2012, Dondré was cast in the independent feature film Middle of Nowhere.
What Is Dondré Whitfield Doing Currently?
Since 2016, the American actor portrays one of the main casts, Remy Newell, in Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey-produced TV series Queen Sugar. The TV series co-starring Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe premiered on September 6, 2016, and already 4 seasons with 55 episodes.
The OWN renewed the series for its fifth season in September 2019, which is set to premiere in 2021.
Whitfield Is Married- What's His Wife Name?
Dondré lives in Los Angeles with his actress Salli Richardson, famous for her on-screen works in A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994, film) and Eureka (2006-2012, TV series). The duo married on September 8, 2002, and is together ever since.
With his wife, Whitfield is the father of 2 children, a daughter named Parker Richardson Whitfield and a son named Dre Terrell Whitfield (born in 2009).
Reportedly in 2007, he and his spouse Salli hosted an infomercial for Time/Life's "Midnight Soul" music collection.
Dondré Whitfield is an avid Instagram (@alldondre) and Twitter (@DondreWhitfield) with over 352K followers and 61.3K followers.
Net Worth and Earnings
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Whitfield has a net worth of $1 million in January 2021. Professional for more than 3 decades, the actor records 57 acting credits. An average, an actor in the United States earns a salary of $57,000 per year, while a veteran like Dondré Whitfield can easily grab a hefty 6-digit figure payroll.
He notably worked in the TV series All My Children, Hidden Hills, Girlfriends, The Crew, and Queen Sugar, which allegedly pocketed him tens of thousands of dollars per episode.
by chandra, 13 Jan, 2021