Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Courtney B. Vance is a Black Hollywood veteran. The Harvard and Yale School of Drama alum has been in the game for more than 3 decades, playing countless roles that have shaped popular culture. When Vance stopped by Shadow And Act’s L.A. headquarters, we showed him just a few of his most iconic performances, from the titular preacher in The Preacher’s Wife to a grieving father of an unarmed son killed by police in Scandal, to O.J.’s lawyer Johnnie Cochran in The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Vance shared the behind-the-scenes scoop on each of these productions and revealed at which movie premiere he proposed to his equally iconic wife Angela Bassett: