Daniel Sunjata

Daniel Sunjata

Dec. 30th, 1971
Born in
Evanston, Illinois, USA
6' 1

Daniel Sunjata's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Graceland TV Show
Rescue Me TV Show
Rescue Me
Notorious TV Show
The Bronx is Burning TV Show
The Bronx is Burning
D.C. TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Generation Um...
2012 - The Dark Knight Rises
2012 - One for the Money
2009 - Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
2006 - The Devil Wears Prada
2004 - Melinda and Melinda
2004 - Noel
2004 - Brother to Brother
2002 - Bad Company

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
CSU Technician Burt Trevor
Eli Lloyd
Peter Gilman
Himself - Guest
Andrew Jenkins
Kenny Tremont
Louis Leroy
Danny Martin
[Complete List]


Daniel Sunjata (born Dand grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He is the adopted son of a police dispatcher and a civil rights worker. He is of Irish, German, and African-American heritage.

Sunjata graduated from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, where he played linebacker for two state championship football teams. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He then received a master's degree in fine arts from the Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Sunjata played the role of a sailor on shore leave on the first post-9/11 themed episode of Sex and The City. He has portrayed Langston Hughes in the film Brother to Brother and James Holt, a fashion designer in The Devil Wears Prada. He starred as firefighter Franco Rivera on the television program Rescue Me. During the summer of 2007, he also starred in the ESPN miniseries The Bronx is Burning as Reggie Jackson. He appeared as a Special Forces Operative in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

In 2003, he won a Theatre World Award for his breakout Broadway performance as a gay Major League Baseball player who comes out to the public in Take Me Out, the Tony award-winning play, which also earned him nominations for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.

  • Daniel is multi-ethnic being African-American, Irish and German.
  • Attended Florida A&M Unversity; attended University of Southwestern Louisiana (BFA); attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (MFA)
  • Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for 'Richard Greenberg (III)' (qv)'s "Take Me Out."

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