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Carl Lumbly
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Carl Lumbly

The son of Jamaican immigrants, Carl Lumbly started his career in Minnesota as a journalist, working for the 3M company in public relations, writing freelance and penning for the Associated Press. While on an assignment to do a story on Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop Theatre, fate was on Lumbly's side, and he ended up being cast in one of the productions. He stayed there for two years doing improvisational comedy.

Lumbly met and worked with actor Danny Glover in San Francisco and traveled to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. He has been working ever since, appearing in such films as Escape from Alcatraz, To Sleep with Anger, and Men of Honor. On television, Lumbly starred in Cagney & Lacey and has guest-starred on The X-Files and The West Wing.

His numerous television work includes Buffalo Soldiers, for which he earned a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor. Lumbly received Ace Award nominations for his work in Nightjohn and On Promised Land. Lumbly is married and has one son. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, writing and playing with his two dogs.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Carl Lumbly Facts

BirthdayAugust 14, 1952 (71)
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Carl Lumbly compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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