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The Green Room with Hill Harper: Actor and Author. NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Sat, November 7th, 2020
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm

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Currently starring on ABC’s hit drama “THE GOOD DOCTOR,” Hill Harper has been nominated for Best Lead Actor by the Independent Spirit Awards for the role he played in the film “THE VISIT” and he won the NAACP Image award three years in a row for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role on “CSI: NY.” He was previously on the big screen as Lester Barnes in “THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR” directed by Ry Russo-Young’s MGM / Warner Bros. Before that, Hill appeared opposite Will Smith in “CONCUSSION.” He costarred in the Tupac Shakur biopic “ALL EYES ON ME” and can also be seen in Tyler Perry’s film “FOR COLORED GIRLS.” Some of his many additional credits include “THE SKULLS,” “GET ON THE BUS,” “HE GOT GAME,” “LACKAWANNA BLUES,” and “THE SOPRANOS.” Hill recently recurred on Showtime’s “HOMELAND” and was a series regular to the cast of the hit USA show “COVERT AFFAIRS” and the CBS show “LIMITLESS.”

Hill is also a bestselling author of four NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers: “Letters to a Young Brother,” “Letters to a Young Sister,” “The Conversation”, and “The Wealth Cure.” Letters to a Young Brother was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007. To date, his collective writing and acting work has been recognized with six NAACP Image Awards: Outstanding Literary Work: Debut Author (2007), Outstanding Literary Work: Youth/Teens (2007, 2008). On February 17, 2012, he took home an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Non-fiction for his latest book, “The Wealth Cure.”

The series has been established by Omar Sangare, Chair and Professor of Theatre. This event was made possible, in part, thanks to the Lecture Committee and the Oakley Center for Humanities & Social Sciences.

“The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” is as a weekly informal conversation moderated by Williams professors and students, “The Green Room” will offer an opportunity for Williams students and community members to critically engage with the arts industries in which they someday hope to work, and learn from important leaders in those industries. The goal of this program will be to offer advice and mentorship resources to socially-minded, artistically conscious Williams students, but also to serve as a platform through which students can participate in a dialogue with leaders in the arts.

We’re inviting a diverse group of leading performing artists to join us in conversation over the course of the academic year, and we would love for you to be among them. “The Green Room: a peaceful space for progressive minds” will consist of serially-produced one-hour “episodes” in which speakers will be introduced, be given the opportunity to make a statement on your vision and advice, and later have a chance to answer questions from students. These discussions will take place via Zoom (or another interactive platform). All are welcome!

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