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Daniel Sunjata


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Birth Name: Daniel Sunjata
Born: 12/30/1971
Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, USA

Born in Evanston, IL on Dec. 30, 1971 to a biracial family, Sunjata was adopted by a white couple - who gave him the middle name Sunjata, after the African king who created the empire of Mali - and raised on the south side of Chicago. He took to sports while in high school, playing on two state championship teams before graduation. His undergraduate studies took him to Florida A&M, and after a brief flirtation with business administration, he focused on acting and earned his Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Tisch School of the Arts in New York.

Sunjata began making the rounds on stage in the late 1990s - most notably in a 1998 production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" directed by Ni... Continue Bio >>


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