Darrin Henson

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Darrin Dewitt Henson
BornDarrin Dewitt Henson
(1972-05-05) May 5, 1972 (age 42)
Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupationchoreographer, dancer, actor, director, producer
Years active1999–present
 
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Darrin Dewitt Henson
BornDarrin Dewitt Henson
(1972-05-05) May 5, 1972 (age 42)
Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupationchoreographer, dancer, actor, director, producer
Years active1999–present

For the record producer named Darren Henson, see the production team A Touch of Jazz

Darrin Dewitt Henson (born May 5, 1972) is an American choreographer, dancer, actor, director and producer,[1] best known for his instructional dance video Darrin's Dance Grooves (which was heavily marketed in 2001 and 2002),[2] and for his portrayal of ex-convict Lem Van Adams on the Showtime TV series Soul Food, which is the longest-running drama with a predominantly African-American cast in television history.

Henson also starred in productions such as the ABC television movie Double Platinum and the motion picture Stomp the Yard. In 2003, Henson directed the film Violation.[3] He has choreographed music videos and concerts for such popular music artists as New Kids on the Block, Jordan Knight, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and 'N Sync.

Career[edit]

In February 2011, Henson co-starred in the Gospel Music Channel's debut of John Ruffin's stage play The Ideal Hustband, which also stars Jackée Harry, Ginuwine, Clifton Powell, Shirley Murdock, Shanti Lowry and Erica Hubbard.[4]

In April 2011, the straight-to-DVD film The Inheritance was released. Henson co-stars in the horror/thriller along with Golden Brooks, D.B. Woodside, Keith David and Rochelle Aytes

Films[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2014Black CoffeeRobert
2010Blood Done Sign My NameEddie McCoy
2010Kiss The BrideThomasDirect-to-video release
2009TekkenRaven
2008A Good Man is Hard to FindClarence
2008The ExpressJim Brown
2007Life SupportMJ
2007Stomp The YardGrant
2006The Last StandTD
2005The SalonMichael
2000LongshotHimself

Television[edit]

YearTitleCharacter
2007Lincoln HeightsRuben
2000–2004Soul FoodLem Van Adams
1999Double PlatinumHimself

Awards[edit]

YearAwardCategoryProductionResult
2005NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesSoul FoodNomination
2004NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesSoul FoodNomination
2000MTV Video Music AwardsBest Choreography"Bye Bye Bye" (by *NSYNC)Winner

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