Darrin Henson

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Darrin Dewitt Henson
BornDarrin Dewitt Henson
(1972-05-05) May 5, 1972 (age 40)
Bronx, 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 40)
Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupationchoreographer, dancer, actor, director, producer
Years active1999–present

Darrin Dewitt Henson (born May 5, 1972) is an American choreographer, dancer, actor, director and producer.[1]

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Career

He is perhaps 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 (the longest-running drama with a predominantly African American cast in television history). Henson also acted 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.

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

2010Kiss The BrideThomasDirect-to-video release
2009TekkenRaven
2008A Good Man is Hard to FindClarenceJuly
2008The ExpressJim BrownOctober 10
2007Life SupportMJJanuary 26
2007Stomp The YardGrantJanuary 12
2006The Last StandTDJuly 27
2005The SalonMichaelJanuary 19
2000LongshotHimselfMarch 26

Television

YearTitleCharacter
2007Lincoln HeightsRuben
2000–2004Soul FoodLem Van Adams
1999Double Platinum (movie)Himself

Awards

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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