Birth Date: July 1, 1962 / Age: 53
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Also Credited as: André Braugher
Biography: Andre Braugher (born July 1, 1962) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of fiery detective Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street from 1993 to 1998.
Braugher was born in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in theater in 1984; he was originally a pre-med student. Braugher then attended the Juilliard School in New York City, receiving his M.F.A. His first film role was in 1989 as servant-turned-soldier Thomas Searles in Glory. Afterwards, he moved on to his role on Homicide: Life on the Street as Detective Frank Pembleton, a self-righteous, fiery, unyielding, Jesuit-educated police detective.
Playing off of Kyle Secor's Tim Bayliss, Braugher received Television Critics Association awards for individual achievement in drama in 1997 and 1998. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for best actor in a drama series in 1996 and 1998, winning in the latter year. In 1997 he was selected by People as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."
At New York City's Shakespeare in the Park Festival from June 18 to July 14 at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, Braugher played the title role in Henry V.
Braugher left Homicide after its sixth season. He married Ami Brabson in 1991, who played Pembleton's wife on Homicide. The couple has two children: Michael, born in 1992, and Isaiah, born in 1996.