Sean Patrick Thomas
|Born||December 17, 1970|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Aonika Laurent (2006–present)|
Sean Patrick Thomas (born December 17, 1970) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Derek Reynolds in the 2001 film Save the Last Dance, as well as his television role as Detective Temple Page in The District.
Thomas was born in Washington, D.C., the son of emigrants from Guyana. He was raised in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Cheryl, a financial analyst for DuPont, and Carlton Thomas, an engineer who also worked for DuPont.
Thomas, who has two younger siblings, graduated from Brandywine High School in Delaware and attended the University of Virginia. He originally intended to study law, but upon successfully auditioning for a role in the film A Raisin in the Sun, Thomas changed directions and decided to attend New York University's prestigious Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1995.
Thomas began appearing in screen roles in the mid 1990s, and had minor roles in several films, including Conspiracy Theory (1997), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), and Cruel Intentions (1999). His first leading role was in the teen romance Save the Last Dance, in which he starred opposite Julia Stiles. The film opened in January 2001 and became successful among teen audiences, grossing over $90 million domestically. Subsequently, Thomas appeared in supporting roles in the films Barbershop and Halloween: Resurrection, both of which were released in 2002. Thomas was a cast member on The District, a television crime drama that aired on CBS from 2000 to 2004.
Thomas played recurring character Alan Townsend on Reaper. He originated the recurring character of Karl Dupree on Lie to Me. In 2009, he took to the stage, playing the title role in Othello for the Theatre for a New Audience in New York. This production moved to the Intiman Theatre in Seattle for the summer. In 2012, he worked with Ioan Gruffudd and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Ringer. He was originally cast as Cyborg for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, replacing Shemar Moore from Justice League: War, who was initially not available to reprise his role. But after Sean Patrick Thomas recorded the role, Shemar Moore was available again so Andrea Romano, for the sake of continuity, recast Thomas with Shemar Moore who lip synced to the earlier performance of Thomas. Patrick Thomas portrayed Dr. Michael Cayle in the horror film Deep in the Darkness, based on the Michael Laimo novel with the same name.
Thomas married actress Aonika Laurent in New Orleans on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Their original wedding date had been Saturday, November 5, 2005, but had to be postponed due to Hurricane Katrina. The couple met at a party thrown by Barbershop director Tim Story. The couple has two children.
|1996||Courage Under Fire||Sergeant Thompson|
|1997||Picture Perfect||Ad Agency Researcher No. 2|
|1997||Conspiracy Theory||Surveillance Operator|
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||Ben, Jock No. 2|
|1999||Cruel Intentions||Ronald Clifford|
|1999||The Sterling Chase||Darren|
|2001||Save the Last Dance||Derek Reynolds|
|Not Another Teen Movie||Other Black Guy at Party|
|Halloween: Resurrection||Rudy Grimes|
|2004||Barbershop 2: Back in Business||Jimmy James|
|2008||The Burrowers||Walnut Callaghan|
|2014||Deep in the Darkness||Dr. Michael Cayle|
|2016||Barbershop: The Next Cut||Jimmy James|
|2019||The Curse of La Llorona||Detective Cooper|
|TBA||The Tragedy of Macbeth||Monteith|
|2000–2004||The District||Officer/Detective Temple Page||Main role|
|2008||A Raisin in the Sun||George Murchison||TV film|
|2009||Lie to Me||Karl Dupree||3 episodes|
|2009||Reaper||Alan Townsend||4 episodes|
|2010||Army Wives||Staff Sgt. Tyrell Sallers||Episode: "Change of Station"|
|2011||Reed Between the Lines||Kenneth||2 episodes|
|2012||Ringer||Solomon Vessida||6 episodes|
|2012||American Horror Story: Asylum||Terry||Episode: "Dark Cousin"|
|2012||Murder on the 13th Floor||Jordan Braxton||TV film|
|2015||The Murder Pact||Detective Dakoulas||TV film|
|Bones||Dr. John Cruz||Episode: "The Resurrection in the Remains"|
|2016||NCIS: New Orleans||Lieutenant Commander Mark Jacoby||Episode: "No Man's Land"|
|2017||Criminal Minds||Agent Terry Richardson||Episode: "Killer App"|
|2017||Kevin (Probably) Saves the World||Rick Thomas||Episode: "Brutal Acts of Kindness"|
|2018||Madam Secretary||President Claude Galbert||Episode: "The Courage to Continue"|
|2019||The Good Fight||Geoffrey Payton||2 episodes|
|2015–2016||Vixen||Professor Macalester||Recurring (8 episodes)|
- "Sean Patrick Thomas profile". Filmreference.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- Sean Patrick Thomas profile Archived May 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, movies.msn.com; accessed June 18, 2009.
- "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
- Justice League
- Deep in the Darkness
- "Main – Discover AOL". People.aol.com. Retrieved August 11, 2011.