Henry Simmons

Henry Simmons

Infobox actor
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name = Henry James Simmons

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birthname = Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr.
birthdate = birth date and age|1970|7|1
location = Stamford, Connecticut, USA
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notable role = Tyrone Motgomery in "Another World"
Baldwin Jones in "NYPD Blue"
Isaac Wright in "Shark"
awards = Grand Jury Award for Best Actor at the American Black Film Festival for his portrayal of Dr. Walter Chambers in South of Pico
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Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr. (born July 1, 1970 in Stamford, Connecticut) is an African-American actor.

Simmons is one of three children, including his twin sister. Simmons earned a basketball scholarship at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, where he earned a business degree. While there, he experimented in theater. [ [http://www.cbs.com/primetime/shark/bio/hsimmons.shtml CBS bio] ] After graduating from college, he briefly worked at a Fortune 500 company in Stamford. Unhappy with his job, Simmons began to study acting and after a few bit roles, he landed a recurring role on the soap opera, "Another World". Simmons is best known for playing Detective Baldwin Jones on the ABC drama, "NYPD Blue". He also played Queen Latifah's boyfriend in the 2004 action/comedy film "Taxi". He has recently appeared in episodes of the new CBS legal drama "Shark" starring James Woods.

Simmons was engaged to local news anchor/television personality Lauren Sanchez; they broke off the engagement in 2003.

Partly due to his appearance on 'Shark,' Simmons has become a [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005431/board/nest/38662637 fan-favorite] to play the role of Marvel comic book hero Luke Cage aka Power Man, despite Tyrese Gibson's attachment to the role.


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