Courtney B. Vance

The TVLine Performer of the Week: Courtney B. Vance

Click here to read the full article. THE PERFORMER | Courtney B. Vance THE SHOW | AMC’s 61st Street THE EPISODE | “Man on Fire” (May 29, 2022) THE PERFORMANCE | If Vance is going to do one thing, it’s deliver a monologue as though his life depended on it, and he did just that this week in 61st Street’s season finale. With Moses Johnson’s (Tosin Cole) future hanging in the balance, Vance’s Franklin Roberts defended the promising track star in an emotionally charged trial over the death of a police officer, and it was a masterclass on acting. Vance has been a standout throughout...
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Courtney B. Vance hopes his new legal drama series ’61st Street,’ continues the conversation on police reform

In the new AMC drama series, 61st Street, Courtney B. Vance stars as Franklin Roberts, a lawyer working to prevent Tosin Cole‘s character, Moses Johnson, from becoming a victim of Chicago’s infamously corrupt criminal justice system. In addition to telling the all-too-familiar story of “a Black man’s life in jeopardy at the hands of police,” Vance says he hopes the show continues the real-life conversation on police reform.

AMC's '61st Street' star Courtney B. Vance; Clean Water Act turns 50

In the new AMC show "61st Street," Courtney B. Vance plays a Chicago attorney who takes on the case of a young Black man accused of killing a police officer. Vance and co-executive producer Marta Cunningham join us. And, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act in 1972. With the landmark...

Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance started acting in college. He went to Yale drama school, where he met his future wife Angela Bassett. He starred in the debut performance of August Wilson's Fences, first at the Yale repertory theater in 1985, then later on Broadway in 1987. He performed the part of Cory in the play, opposite James Earl Jones as Troy, and it earned him a Tony nomination.

Courtney B. Vance Says '61st Street’ Shows How 'Truly Broken' Our System Still Is (Exclusive)

There's a healthy dose of reality in AMC's thrilling new drama series, 61st Street, and star Courtney B. Vance believes it's necessary. The Emmy-winning actor spoke with ET's Kevin Frazier about the hard-hitting drama, which follows a promising Chicago high school athlete who gets swept up into the criminal justice system when he's wrongfully taken by the police as a gang member. The series dives deep into the dark heart of the infamous Chicago criminal justice system as the police and prosecutors investigating a deadly drug bust seek revenge for the death of an officer that threatens to unravel the police department’s code of silence.

61st Street | Tosin Cole And Courtney B. Vance On Their Characters [Exclusive]

This week AMC+ will be releasing the second episode of their legal drama, 61st Street. It is very well known that there are some cities that have had a lot of challenges with police officers. For a variety of reasons, it seems that there is a disconnect between law enforcement and the community. Unfortunately, Chicago is one of these cities and it is the setting of AMC+’s new series.