Andra Fuller

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Andra Fuller
Born (1979-05-29) May 29, 1979 (age 39)
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 opportunity for his work as a comedian.[2] Instead, he enjoys work in dramatic roles on the big screen, television and stage with projects like You Can't Fight Christmas, Another Man Will, True to the Game, Love by the 10th Date, Deuces and The LA Complex. 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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