West Wing actor, Dulé Hill is adored for his roles in remarkable movies such as The West Wing and Psych. The American celebrity is not just an actor, he is also a tap dancer and is very good at it. This has made him a high competition at the market. Here’s how he chose his career path as a child.
Who Is Dulé Hill? Age
Born in Orange, New Jersey on May 3, 1975, Dulé Hill grew up in Sayreville where he was raised by his Jamaican parents. He belongs to the black ethnicity and American in his nationality.
At an early age of 3, Dulé’s mother, Jennifer as well as his father is Bertholemu Hillshire enrolled him to study ballet at an early age of three.
Having gotten the skills, he performed as Savion Glover’s understudy in the musical The Tap Dance Kid on Broadway. At that time, the producers of the show were in search of young dancers who could also act and sing. Dulé later repeated the part on the show’s national tour. He also performed a tap dance number on the MDA telethon. After some musical roles, Dulé started appearing on national TV commercials.
Dulé attended Sayreville War Memorial High School, Sayreville, New Jersey and finished in 1993. Subsequently, he obtained a degree in business studies from Seton Hall University. Dulé who had developed an interest in acting in his senior year of high school furthered his studies at William Esper Studio where he studied acting.
He got his first break in 1993 when he accepted a role in the crime film Sugar Hill. Followed by a role on Jim Henson’s CityKids, a TV series that aired between 1993 and 1994. The next was a role in Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk on Broadway.
Dulé Hill’s meteoric growth continued with a role as Charlie Young in The West Wing, where he acted as a personal aide to President Josiah Bartlet (a role portrayed by Charlie Sheen). The record-setting series received nine Emmy awards and won Peabody award. He starred in the six seasons of the show but left before the seventh season kicked off in September 2005.
After he left, he took a role in the comedy-drama television show, Psych. The show premiered on July 7, 2006. He also returned to star in the last season of NBC drama television series, The West Wing in 2006.
Dulé has also taken minor roles in the movies Holes and She’s All That. He currently has a recurring role in Ballers and Suits.
He gained wide applause when he starred in She’s All That in 1999 and in a 2003 American adventure comedy-drama film by Disney movie Holes. The movie was referred to in the Psych episode “65 Million Years Off” and in The Guardian.
His contributions on Broadway in Stick Fly held from December 2011 to February 2012 and After Midnight in November 2013 were also highly rated.
Today, Dulé Hill remains an impressive force in the field of acting. He is one of the most sought-after actors. The actor has been honored and awarded for starring in multiple movies, theatre works, and films. Currently, he serves as a member of the Screen Actors Guild Hollywood Board of Directors.
Is He Married? Who Is His Wife?
Dulé Hill is not the kind of actor that is known for dramas and controversies. Even in his school days, he stayed away from affairs and relationships. No, it wasn’t because he was gay but because he wanted to focus on his career. He and actress Nicole Lyn were married in 2004. The couple separated in 2012 when he filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Dulé became romantically involved with Psych co-star Jazmyn Simon. In April 2017, Dulé went on his knee and asked for her hand in marriage. A year later, the duo wedded and they have been together.
Dulé’s strive for success has yielded a good result over the years. The highly sought-after actor has a net worth of $6 million. With his exceptional performances and the success he continues to see in his career, we can only be optimistic that his future will be brighter than it seems now.
Dulé Hill is 5 feet 10 inches in height. Although he isn’t the tallest actor in Hollywood, he doesn’t have to be to carry big pipes. His talents and carriage are making him go places. So nobody cares if he isn’t up to 6 feet.