BARRY SHABAKA HENLEY
Equally riveting on the big screen, small screen or on stage, veteran actor Barry Shabaka Henley draws from a rich history of acting in many high profile films, television shows and theatre productions.
Over the past 25 years, Henley has amassed an impressive amount of film and television credits. He has starred in the big budget hits including “The Terminal”, “Rush Hour”, “Patch Adams”, “How Stella Got her Grove Back” and “Bulworth”. Henley has been honored to have director/producer Michael Mann cast him in several projects such as including his films “Ali”, “Collateral” and “Miami Vice”. He recently appeared in the remake of “Carrie” starring Julianne Moore and Chloe Moretz and next stars in Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” which is in Official Competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Henley’s numerous television credits include starring roles on “Grey’s Anatomy,”“Crossing Jordan,”“Providence,”“ER,”“Body of Proof,”“Veep,” and “Shameless” well as a recurring role on the series’“Close to Home,”“NYPD Blue,” and “Flashforward.” He was a series regular on Showtime’s “Barbershop” and worked with Michael Mann as a series regular on “Robbery Homicide Division” and was featured in a recurring role on Mann’s HBO series “Luck” starring Dustin Hoffman. Recent appearances include “Better Call Saul”, “NCIS: New Orleans” and “Blackish.”
Henley has toured extensively with the theatre production of “Jitney”and was a featured player in “Richard II,”“Waiting for Godot” and “As You Like It.” He won a NAACP Image Award for his work in “Rabbit Foot.” Most recently, he was the writer and star of “Mingus Remixed” which premiered at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater in San Francisco and the production of “Satchmo at The Waldorf” at the Court Theater in Chicago.
Born in New Orleans, Henley currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.