Thankful. Grateful. Blessed.
Having patient & love for the process of acting is a must for me. For me it's never been about being rich & famous. Initially it was about merely finding opportunities to just work. Being able to share my ability to breath life into a character became my mission. To make one believe that I was in fact that character (if only for a moment) was my aim. Having the ability to read between the lines of the script was and still is what I shoot for. I never want to be caught acting. It is the very essence of the craft. And when someone affords you the opportunity to tap into that very pocket of creativity; there's no greater feeling. It's called "Magic".
Christopher A. Nolen (The Black One) did that for me. He was one of the first to take a chance on me in a huge project; acting alongside "Harry Lennix" of NBC THE BLACKLIST, "Timon Kyle Durrett" of Queen Sugar and a host of other influential actors of our times. Christopher saw me...not just my talent but my heart for the craft and for that I'm grateful. You know the Bible says: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10 NIV Christopher has an uncanny gift for recognizing talent and the ability to direct talents of all levels.
True story: I remember when I was acting full-time and A famous acting coach came to Chicago and I didn't have quite enough funds to attend the workshop; without any hesitation Christopher made it happen for me. Christopher is truly the actors director. He understands from an actor's perspective. He directs from this space when needed. He's also my brother and one of my dearest my friends.