Barry Shabaka Henley Movies and Career Information

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Virgo
Sep 15, 1954
New Orleans
Actor and Producer
Barry Shabaka Henley is an American character actor. Henley is a fixture in many films, most often the films of director Michael Mann, having worked with the director five times. Henley played Herbert Muhammad in Ali. In Collateral he portrayed a sensitive jazz musician living on borrowed time. He also starred in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal. In Miami Vice, Henley succeeded Edward James Olmos as superior officer, Lt. Martin Castillo. He also appeared in the short-lived television series, Robbery Homicide Division and Barbershop. From 2009 to 2010, he played the recurring character of FBI Agent Vreede in FlashForward, an ABC television series. He also played Buddy in the 1998 film, How Stella Got Her Groove Back. In 1999 Henley supplied the role of Pokerface in the Eddie Murphy/Martin Lawrence film Life. In 2010, Shabaka played the character Dr. Olson in the season 3 Lie to Me episode "Veronica". As a stage actor, Henley's honors include the Drama Desk, Obie, and Olivier Awards. He was also a member of the West Coast Black Repertory Theatre and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. In 2011, Henley appeared as the murderer in Body of Proof episode "Letting Go" and in 2012 he reunited with Michael Mann for the TV series Luck, to play the role of a parole officer.

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