The Birth of a Nation Star Colman Domingo’s Haute Secrets to LA

Colman DomingoPhoto Credit: Erik Carter

If you aren’t yet familiar with the powerhouse that is Colman Domingo, prepare yourself: you’re about to be…in a very, very big way.

Domingo is a triple threat an award-winning actor, playwright, and director with three very big, artistic endeavors across three diverse mediums.

You might recognize the Philadelphia-born actor from Fear the Walking Dead, where you’ll see him reprise his role of Victor Strand when the AMC show returns this Sunday, August 21.

Fans can currently find the star hard at work directing the West Coast production of “Barbecue,” a play written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O’Hara, which debuts at the Geffen Playhouse on September 6 and will run through October 16. Domingo also recently staged the Off Broadway Alliance Award-winning production of “A Band of Angels” and the critically-acclaimed Off Broadway productions of “Exit Cuckoo” and “Single Black Female.” He is an Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominated and OBIE, Audelco and Lucille Lortel Award winner who has starred as Billy Flynn in “Chicago” as well as in an award-nominated role in “The Scottsboro Boys.”

Most notably is Domingo’s silver screen role in the highly anticipated biopic of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner in Birth of a Nation. The film, which hits theaters on October 7, co-stars Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King and Nate Parker. The movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, broke records as it was picked up by Fox Searchlight in a multi-million-dollar deal. 

His additional film credits include Ava DuVernay‘s Selma, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Lee DanielsThe Butler, Spike Lee‘s Miracle at St. Ana and Red Hook Summer as well as Clint Eastwood’s True Crime. His TV credits include roles on The Knick, Lucifer, Horace and Pete, Law & Order Criminal Intent and Nash Bridges. Here, this triple threat shares his insider’s guide to the City of Angels.



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