Delroy Lindo - Details

Biography

DELROY LINDO garnered critical acclaim for his role as Mr. Rose in John Irving’s The Cider House Rules, directed by Lasse Halström and co-starring Michael Caine, Erykah Badu and Toby McGuire.

In Spike Lee’s contemporary urban drama Clockers, written by Richard Price, Lindo played the role of Rodney, also to great critical acclaim. Lindo has worked with Lee on two other films: Malcolm X, for which he earned a NAACP Image Award nomination for his portrayal of the West Indian, Archie, and Crooklyn.

On television, Lindo received critical acclaim for Showtime’s drama “Strange Justice, starring as Judge Clarence Thomas. He was also seen in the TNT movie Glory and Honor, in which he played Matthew Hanson, the African American who is credited with co-discovering the North Pole with Robert E. Peary. In 1997, Lindo appeared in the feature film A Life Less Ordinary, directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) and starring Ewan Macgregor, Cameron Diaz and Holly Hunter.

In 1996, he teamed up again with writer Price in the box office sensation Ransom directed by Ron Howard and starring Mel Gibson. For his portrayal of FBI agent Lonnie Hawkins, he received a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Also in 1996, Lindo starred as Satchel Paige in the HBO original movie Soul of the Game, a drama directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, which explores the lives of Paige, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson and the Negro Baseball League, prior to the integration of major league baseball. Again, he received a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Television movie/miniseries.

An accomplished stage actor, Lindo received nominations for both the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for his performance as Herold Loomis, in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. He also appeared on Broadway and on the national tour of Master Harold and the Boys and off-Broadway in The Heliotrope Bouquet at Playwrights Horizon; the New York Shakespeare Festival production of As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and Spell #7; and District Line for the Negro Ensemble Company.

Events

  • 18th November 1952 - Birth