Russell Hornsby Biography
Birthday: May 15, 1974 (Taurus)
Born In: San Francisco, California, United States
Russell Hornsby is an actor from America who has garnered fame for primarily his television work. Some of his most memorable portrayals are Edward "Eddie" Sutton in ABC Family's ‘Lincoln Heights’, Luke in the HBO drama ‘In Treatment’, and Detective Hank Griffin in the NBC series ‘Grimm’. A California native, Hornsby’s interest in acting began to develop after he played Scarecrow in a spring production of the musical ‘The Wiz’. He subsequently appeared in several school plays before enrolling at Boston University to study theatre. He later furthered his education at the British American Drama Academy. After returning to the United States, he was active for a period in New York’s theatre scene. Eventually, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in films and television. He made his screen debut as a food truck assistant in an episode of ‘Bill Nye, the Science Guy’ in 1993. His cinematic debut came about five years later, in the romantic comedy ‘Woo’. In recent years, he has found some recognition for his big-screen performances. In 2016, he played Lyons in Denzel Washington’s directorial venture, ‘Fences’.