Lawrence Gilliard Jr. Biography

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Facts of Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Date of Birth: 1971 , September-22
Age: 49 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Birth Name Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 million
Married to Michelle Paress
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Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is an American film, television and theatre actor best known for playing the role of D'Angelo Barksdale on the HBO hit drama series, The Wire. He has been married to his fellow The Wire star Michelle Paress.

Born in New York and Studied at American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. was born on September 22, 1971, in New York City, New York, the United States of America, to American parents.

At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. He is of American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.

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He attended Baltimore School for the Arts where he studied classical music and played clarinets. Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur were his classmates in the school.

He then studied at Juilliard School for three years and later decided to start an acting career. He learned acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Stella Adler Conservatory and The Acting Studio - New York.

Career: Appearance in The Wire

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. made his acting and film debut with the lead role of Dennis Brown in the independent Indie film, Straight Out of Brooklyn, in 1991.

He rose to fame after appearing on the HBO hit drama series, The Wire, alongside Michael K. WilliamsIdris ElbaSonja SohnDominic West and Michael B. Jordan. The series aired from June 2, 2002, to March 9, 2008.

He has appeared on numerous television series such as Homicide: Life on the Street, New York Undercover, CSI: NY. Film and Law & Order.

He has also played the role of a ghetto teen in LottoLand (1995), a college footballer in The Waterboy (1998), and a Dead Rabbits member in Gangs of New York (2002).

In addition to being a film and television actor, Gilliard is also a stage actor. He portrayed Booth in a production of the Topdog/Underdog play which won a Pulitzer Prize.

He was a series regular on the season 4 of The Walking Dead as Bob Stookey. He appeared on 13 episodes of the show alongside Andrew LincolnNorman Reedus and Steven Yeun.

Net Worth is Estimated to be $2 Million

Being a successful film, television and theatre actress, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. earns a substantial amount of money. The 48-year-old The Wire star has an estimated net worth of $2 million, according to the Celebrity Net Worth website.

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Lake Fishing! Bass Fishing! #norwichlake #westfieldmass #summertimefun #2019

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Lawrence is an adventurous person. He loves fishing, riding horses and visiting new places.

Married to The Wire Co-Star Michelle Paress

As we mentioned earlier, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is a married man. The 48-year-old actor tied the knot with his The Wire co-star Michelle Paress in a secret wedding ceremony in a secret location before their family members and The Wire co-stars.

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Michelle is an actress who played the role of reporter Alma Gutierrez in The Wire in the show's fifth season.