Andra Fuller

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Andra Fuller
Born (1979-05-29) May 29, 1979 (age 38)
Houston, Texas, USA
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active 2006–present

Andra Fuller (born May 29, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, probably best known for his role in The CW drama series The L.A. Complex.

Early life

The youngest of three siblings,[1] he was educated at Baylor University where he was President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.[2]

Career

Fuller has described the pinnacle of his stand-up career as performing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York; moving to Los Angeles in 2008, however, he found far less opoortunity for his work as a comedian.[2]

Apart from The L.A. Complex, he has worked on Black & Sexy TV,[3] Issa Rae's Roomieloverfriends, and Aaron McGruder's comedy series, Black Jesus,[1][4] which attracted criticism for its depiction of Christ in a twentieth-century inner city environment. Fuller responded to this criticism by claiming that it outweighed "how much heart the show has,"'[5] Most recently he has appeared in Here We Go Again on TVOne.[6]

Personal life

He is a vocal critic of what he perceives to be a contemporary televisual culture that places day-time reality shows on a higher standing than scripted works,[1] and supported the Black entertainers' boycott of the 2016 Oscars.[7]

External links

  • Andra Fuller on IMDb

References

  1. ^ a b c "Catching Up With Black Jesus Actor Andra Fuller". pastemagazine.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Actor Andra Fuller of Adult Swim's Black Jesus Talks About His Battle Scars and Scares". The Huffington Post. 18 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Soraya Nadia McDonald (28 September 2015). "Black & Sexy is growing, but its creators insist its founding principles remain the same". Washington Post. 
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times (7 August 2014). "Review: 'Black Jesus' on Adult Swim has good-natured stoner humor - LA Times". latimes.com. 
  5. ^ "'Black Jesus' Co-Star Says New Series Controversy Outshines the 'Heart' of Show's Plot". Christian Post. 
  6. ^ "Review: 'Here We Go Again,' a Tradition of Teenage Moms". The New York Times. 9 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Celebrities Talk Diversity at 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards". Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper. 
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