Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthDecember 30, 1971
FactNamed one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003


Who is Daniel Sunjata? Wiki Bio

Daniel Sunjata Condon was born in Evanston, Illinois USA, on 30 December 1971, so his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, best known for portraying Franco Rivera in the comedy drama TV series “Rescue Me”.

Early life and education

Daniel has been told that his mother ran away from home as a teenager leaving him behind, and that his father is black. They named him after Sundiata Keita, an African prince who founded the Mali Empire, and it means ‘a hungry lion’. Daniel was raised in Chicago by his adoptive parents Bill Condon, who was working as a policeman, and Catherine Condon who was a civil rights worker.

Daniel grew up being interested in football, and during the time spent at Mount Carmel High School he played for two football teams which were competing in the State Championship. He became interested in acting upon enrolling at Florida A&M University l,ater switching to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, from which he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 1993. He continued his education at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, obtaining his Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 1996.

Appearances in movies and theatre plays

He made his debut film appearance in the action comedy film “Bad Company” in 2002, appearing alongside Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock and portraying Officer Carew.

He appeared in three films in 2004 entitled “Melinda and Melinda”, “Noel”, and “Brother to Brother”, while the year 2006 saw him portray a side role as James Holt in the critically acclaimed comedy drama film “The Devil Wears Prada”, which starred Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. He appeared as Brad in the romantic comedy movie “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”, and was then invited to serve as the narrator of the film “Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup”, which covered how the 9/11 attacks were actually planned by the US government – Daniel has stated that he believes in this theory.

He starred as Alejandro in the film “Weakness” in 2010, and then appeared in three movies in 2012, entitled “One for the Money”, “Gone”, and the critically acclaimed “The Dark Knight Rises”.

Two of his latest roles in movies have been in “Lullaby” in 2014, and “Small Town Crime” in 2017. Daniel made his debut theatre appearance in 1998 as Valentine in “Twelfth Night”, and was then praised for his performance as Darren Lemming in “Take Me Out” in 2003, being nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, and a Drama Desk Award for an Outstanding Actor in a Play, while he won a Theatre World Award. He went on to portray Christian De Neuvillette in “Cyrano de Bergerac” in 2007, while his latest roles in theatre plays have been in “Macbeth” in 2013, “The Country House” in 2014, and “Saint Joan” in 2018. Daniel also voiced both Nick Landers and James Randall in the video game “TOCA Race Driver” in 2002.

Roles in TV series

Daniel made his debut TV series appearance in 2000, playing the recurring character Lewis Freeman in seven episodes of the drama series “D.C.”, and in the same year portrayed the Bomb Squad Officer in the episode “Remorse” of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.

He appeared as Zachary Pell in the award-winning soap opera “All My Children” in 2001, and was then invited to guest star in “Sex and the City” in 2002. Daniel gained recognition after he portrayed CSU Technician Burt Trevor in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” from 2002 to 2004, as the directors decided that they wanted him back in the show after the episode “Remorse”. In 2003, “People Magazine” voted him among the 5, in the story  0 most beautiful people.

Daniel Sunjata

He became famous all around the US after portraying the lead character Franco Rivera in the comedy drama series “Rescue Me”, which also starred Denis Leary, Michael Lombardo and Steven Pasquale in the story of a firefighter frightened of his job, and the fact that his ex-wife is seeing another man.

Daniel was shooting for the show from 2004 to 2011 and he and his colleagues were rewarded with a Satellite Award for the Best Cast in a Television Series.

He appeared in a single episode of “Law & Order” in 2005, and four episodes of “Love Monkey” in 2006, before portraying Reggie Jackson in eight episodes of the drama series “The Bronx is Burning” in 2007 – for this performance, Daniel was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for an Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

He went on to appear in single episodes of many series, such as “Great Performances” in 2008, “Lie to Me” in 2009, and “30 Rock” in 2010 before appearing in eight episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2010 and 2011.

In 2012 and 2013, Daniel portrayed Peter Gillman in four episodes of the musical drama “Smash”, and was then praised for his portrayal of the lead character Paul Briggs in the drama series “Graceland”, appearing in all 38 episodes between 2013 and 2015. He was then seen in 10 episodes of “Notorious” in 2016, and a single episode of “Animal Kingdom” in 2017, while some of his latest appearances in TV series have been in “Happy!” in 2019, and “Prodigal Son” and “The Twilight Zone” in 2020.

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Is Daniel Sunjata married? Girlfriend or gay?

Rumors started circulating the internet about the popular actor being gay, after he portrayed the gay character Darren Lemming in the play “Take Me Out”. However, instead of addressing the rumors, the actor decided to bring his girlfriend Rosalba Sierra with him to the Cyrano Opening Night & Party in 2007.

Rosalba is an immigrant from Venezuela, and the two reportedly met at a restaurant in 2006 at which Rosalba was working. It is widely believed that they broke-up in 2009, while some of Daniel’s fans still claim that he is gay and how he paid Rosalba to act as his girlfriend so that he could stop the rumors.

Daniel currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and has no children. He has stated how he does not like dating his colleague actresses, as he believes business and love shouldn’t be mixed.

Hobbies and other interests

Daniel likes to exercise and has four to six training sessions at the gym each week – thus his muscular body – and he is also following a somewhat strict diet plan as he doesn’t eat fast food nor sugar, but has one cheat meal every week and mostly chooses pancakes and pizza for it. He is a lover of animals and has a pet dog, while he has donated money to animal shelters as well as to charity organizations helping underprivileged children.

He is keen on travelling, and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, and has visited several European countries too, such as England where he has also worked, France and Italy. Daniel has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert De Niro, Keanu Reeves, and Anne Hathaway while some of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Matrix”, “The Sleepers”, and “Les Miserables” among others.

Appearance and net worth

Daniel is 48 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 6ft 1ins (1.85m) tall, and weighs around 178lbs (81kgs). As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $2 million.

General Info

Full NameDaniel Sunjata
Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthDecember 30, 1971
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor
EducationFlorida A&M University, Tisch School of the Arts, Mount Carmel High School, New York University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
NationalityAmerican

Family

ParentsCatherine Condon, Bill Condon

Accomplishments

AwardsLucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
NominationsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
MoviesOne for the Money, The Dark Knight Rises, The Devil Wears Prada, Gone, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Brother to Brother, Melinda and Melinda, Bad Company, Noel, Generation Um..., At Risk, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Front, Lullaby, Weakness, Twelfth Night, or What You Will
TV ShowsGraceland, Rescue Me, The Bronx Is Burning, Love Monkey, D.C.

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Star of the TV show, Rescue Me (2004). [September 2007]
2On Broadway, second male lead (Christian de Neuvillette), in "Cyrano de Bergerac", with Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner, at the Richard Rodgers Theater. Ends 1/6/08). [December 2007]
3on Broadway, as a gay baseball player, in "Take Me Out" [November 2002]
4Daniel is multi-ethnic being African-American, Irish and German.
5Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for Richard Greenberg's "Take Me Out."
6Attended Florida A&M Unversity; attended University of Southwestern Louisiana (BFA); attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (MFA)
7Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Small Town Crime2017post-production
Notorious2016TV SeriesJake Gregorian
Graceland2013-2015TV SeriesPaul Briggs
Graceland Insider2014TV SeriesPaul Briggs (2014)
Lullaby2014/IIOfficer Ramirez
Smash2013TV SeriesPeter Gilman
The Dark Knight Rises2012Captain Jones
Generation Um...2012Charles
Gone2012/IPowers
One for the Money2012Ranger
Grey's Anatomy2010-2011TV SeriesEli Lloyd
Rescue Me2004-2011TV SeriesFranco Rivera
30 Rock2010TV SeriesChris
Weakness2010Alejandro
The Front2010TV MovieWin Garano
At Risk2010TV MovieWin Garano
Lie to Me2009TV SeriesAndrew Jenkins
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past2009Brad
Great Performances2008TV SeriesChristian de Neuvillette
Rescue Me Minisodes2008TV SeriesFranco Rivera
The Bronx Is Burning2007TV Mini-SeriesReggie Jackson
The Devil Wears Prada2006James Holt
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesDiego
Law & Order2005TV SeriesKenny Tremont
Melinda and Melinda2004Billy Wheeler
Noel2004Marco
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2000-2004TV SeriesCSU Technician Burt Trevor / Bomb Squad Officer
Brother to Brother2004Langston
Ed2003TV SeriesDanny Martin
ToCA Race Driver2002Video GameNick Landers / James Randall (voice)
Sex and the City2002TV SeriesLouis Leroy, USN
Bad Company2002Officer Carew
Feast of All Saints2001TV MovieChristophe Mercier
D.C.2000TV SeriesLewis Freeman
Twelfth Night, or What You Will1998TV MovieValentine
All My Children1970TV SeriesZachary Pell (2001)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grey's Anatomy2011TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2plus2makes42011Documentary filmingHimself
Harry2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Out2011DocumentaryHimself
Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup2009Video documentaryNarrator
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fashion Rocks2004TV MovieHimself
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
In the Life2003TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryLouis Leroy, USN

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