Mr. Holland was born on December 28, 1979, in Bessemer, Alabama to Mary and Donald Holland. The 39-year-old actor belongs to African-American heritage. He was the only son in the family and the middle child among three siblings. The actor has two sisters- Natalie and Maketha Holland. Andre became inspired to become an actor after listening to different people tell stories. while sitting on the front porch of his childhood home. His family was part of a financially struggling community but his guardians never let him feel the lack of money. Both his parents taught him to believe in himself and chase after his dreams no matter what.
Andre graduated from John Carroll Catholic High School and then went to Florida State University for further education. After high school, he studied acting in Paris with French director Ariane Mnouchkine at her Theatre du Soleil for some time. He also studied at FSU London Study Centre while he was abroad. He received a Master of Arts degree from New York University in 2006. His educational background is quite heavy and we can see the sophistication inside this individual from the characters he portrays. Holland always wanted to be a part of this craft, not caring about the fame that comes with it. He started with local plays, slowly making his way to the big screen but still loves this art form, just as much as he did before.
His acting career began from a stage production of Oliver in the Birmingham Summerfest at the age of 11. Andre Holland has worked on many movies, TV shows, and Theatre productions over the years. Andre appeared on various Shakespeare in the Park productions in New York City, which sharpened his acting skills. Holland has worked in movies like Selma, Black or White, 42, A Wrinkle in Time, and most recently in the Netflix special, High Flying Bird which was shot on an iPhone in just 13 days. He made his Broadway Debut with the 2009 revival of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, which was attended by the former U.S. President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle Obama. His first on-screen performance was in an episode of Law and Order. After that, he worked in various shows such as The Knick, 1600 Penn, Castle Rock, and Friends with Benefits.
The famous celebrity is also notable in the popular thriller series, American Horror Story: Roanoke. His career-defining role, however, is still Barry Jenkin’s Moonlight, due to its worldwide success. He has reportedly auditioned for the lead villain in Marvel’s upcoming Black Widow movie. This could propel his career really quickly, possibly turning him into a household name. He has recently started a production company, Harper Road Films with Maurice Anderson which has plans for developing some book-based movies in the future. One such product that he has confirmed is a project called Black Gods of the Asphalt. He is not in a rush to act in another movie as he seems more interested in making his own stuff for now. He is also trying his hand at directing and made his directorial debut with 2018 Off-Broadway Theater Production.
The actor is currently single and has not revealed anything about his dating profile. Andre previously dated a woman named Monica in 2011 and the two were seen at the opening night of the play, Venus in Fur, but it looks as though they have separated since then. Hollywood is a really busy place so maintaining a stable relationship with someone is rare. Moreover, the long schedules and the constant traveling leave little time for romance, which leads to a dwindling connection, and that’s one of the main reasons celebrities don’t disclose their love lives so openly.
Holland has no interest besides acting and it has been an important part of his life since a very young age. He has not revealed any other things he wishes to do, so his career is pretty much is a hobby too. He is not active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter since the actor keeps a low profile. Holland got the role in Moonlight because of his friend, Jeremy Kleiner, who works for plan B, the production company that had produced Selma, a movie he had previously worked in the past. He read the entire script in one sitting and really wanted to be a part of it. Many film critics including Rolling Stone and GQ magazine admired his work in the movie. During the screening of the movie, Selma that was hosted at the White House, he personally met the former president, Barack Obama.
His most well-known movie, Moonlight, won several awards including Best Picture after almost losing to La La Land after the presenter announced the wrong winner by mistake. He was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards. Other nominations for the actor include Best Supporting Actor from Florida Film Critics and Outstanding Supporting actor from the Black Reel Awards. He has also won the 2015 Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble for the TV series, The Knick, the 2017 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award for moonlight, the Vivian Robinson Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie, The Whipping Man, and the 2016 Gotham Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance for Moonlight.
His exact net worth hasn’t been revealed but the way his career’s trajectory is going, success in the film industry for the individual seems guaranteed. He has been on multiple successful movies that have made profits of millions. Moonlight, his most notable work till date, made $65 million in the box office. Holland has been on different talk shows like People TV and Steve TV show, talking about Moonlight, and how the movie changed his life for the better. The actor spends most of his money helping out his family and friends. He has shown no interest in buying expensive cars or living in huge mansions and looks more than happy spending time near his home town.
|Birth Date:||December 28, 1979|
|Birth Place:||Bessemer, Alabama|
|Marital Status:||Not married|
|Quotes:||Shakespeare is definitely my first love.|