Sound Off!: Parents of Multiracial Kids Talk about Books, the Media & the Race Talk
June 13, 2015 3pm-3:50pm
Leonard Roberts hails from St. Louis, Missouri and began his acting career in the rich environment of Chicago’s theater scene. A graduate of the famed Goodman School of Drama, he honed his craft on some of the city’s most respected stages, including Steppenwolf, The Goodman, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. It was also in Chicago where he made his feature film debut, as “Eddie” in the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Love Jones. Since then Leonard has worked with many directors, including cinematic icons Spike Lee (He Got Game) Oliver Stone (Savages) and most recently Clint Eastwood (American Sniper.) His career has been rich with highs, like portraying legendary boxing great “Joe Louis” in the critically acclaimed cable feature Joe & Max and memorable roles in such fan favorites as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Heroes. Theater remains a first love of Leonard’s and he made his West End debut in the UK premiere of The Viewing Room. Leonard is also known to a generation of fans from his role in the motion picture Drumline and recently reprised his role in Drumline 2: A New Beat.
By Keri Wilborn