Ato Essandoh

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Ato Essandoh (born 29th of July 1972) is an Americantelevision and film actor. Essandoh, who was born in Schenectady, New York, graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1990. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He is also a playwright, and authored Black Thang which is published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003. He also studied acting at the Acting Studio in New York City. Essandoh is also the co-founder of The Defiant Ones writing and performance group. His parents are from Ghana, West Africa. Essandoah joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Cornell University, and through that organization, the Irving Literary Society.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2004: Titembay - Garden State
2006: Commander Rambo - Blood Diamond
2005: Damien - Prime
2005: Tanis - Hitch
2010: Smiling African Drummer - Get Him to the Greek
2007: Harkness - Millennium Crisis
2002: Bouncer - Roger Dodger
2008: Jean's Lover - Nights in Rodanthe
2010: Priest - Camp Hell
2012: D'Artagnan - Django Unchained
2004: Jay - Neighbor - Saving Face
2014: Winston - The Discoverers
2014: Audition Actor #3 - Wish I Was Here
2006: Jamal - Falling for Grace
2016: Craig Jeffers - Jason Bourne
2018: Sean Black - O.G.
2019: Jones - Dark Phoenix

TV CREDITS:
2012: Matthew Freeman - Copper
2012: Alfredo Llamosa - Elementary
2014: King Nungunde - Madam Secretary
2010: Reverend Darnell Potter - Blue Bloods
2010: Reverend Potter - Blue Bloods
2009: Frederick Bilal - White Collar
2016: Lester Grimes - Vinyl
2018: Vernon Elliot - Altered Carbon
2015: Dr. Isidore Latham - Chicago Med
2015: Isidore Latham - Chicago Med
2019: Trey Ferry - The Code