Roger Guenveur Smith
American actor
Roger Guenveur Smith
Roger Guenveur Smith is an American actor, director, and writer.
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Theater Review: Exploring Rodney King’s Struggles in a Stage Monologue
NYTimes - about 3 years
In “Rodney King,” Roger Guenveur Smith pays a nuanced tribute to the man whose 1991 beating by police officers proved a seminal moment in contemporary race relations.     
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New Co-Director Meiyin Wang on the 2014 Under the Radar Festival
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Meiyin Wang Co-Director of the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. Photo by Eric Ting Congratulations on becoming the Co-Director of the Under the Radar Festival. What are some of the new/additional ways in which you have been working on UTR this year? I've been with the festival for eight years, and my role has constantly evolved with the festival. I have a great partner and mentor in Mark Russell, who founded the festival, and this is a very exciting time for us. With this being the 10th edition, there has been a lot of looking forward toward the future. We have been looking at how to expand our family of artists and to provide them with more support. New at Under the Radar this year is a festival lounge at The Public that will be late night base of the January festival season. We are partnering with three other January festivals: COIL, American Realness and Prototype. The music line-up is very bigger than we've ever had - and includes Champagne Jerry, INVINCIBLE, M.A ...
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<i>Rodney King</i>: A Postmortem Interview as Told by Obie Award Winner Roger Guenveur Smith
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Q-What compelled you to create this piece? A-When we lost Rodney King last year during Father's day, I was tremendously moved -- and I wanted to know why. I had never met Rodney King, and had never engaged in any lampooning or comic relief references of him. To me, he was a man who was in the wrong place at the right time. He unwittingly became a public figure who was essentially a very private man.... a very simple man. I thought that it was essential that I personally tried to discover why I was so moved and how we lost him in such a bizarre fashion. The more I dug into the Rodney King story, the more I understood why his loss was so affecting. Q-You are certainly no stranger to the medium of theater -- and your piece Juan and John showed audiences how as an artist one of your unique strengths is your ability to share how certain events such as the incident between Juan Marichal and John Roseboro affected you personally. How did the L.A. riots in the larger context affect you pe ...
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Roger Guenveur Smith searches inward for real Rodney King
LATimes - over 3 years
Like Walt Whitman, Roger Guenveur Smith contains multitudes. In various past one-man shows he has portrayed Huey P. Newton, baseball brawling immortals Juan Marichal and John Roseboro and dozens of others, while probing the great American themes of identity, individuality, ethnicity, class and power.
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Theater reviews: Solo performances with the power to touch many
LATimes - over 3 years
The truths told by, respectively, Luis Alfaro ('St. Jude'), Roger Guenveur Smith ('Rodney King') and Trieu Tran ('Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam') at Kirk Douglas Theatre have a personal quality that is also political. The three solo performance pieces being presented on separate bills at the Kirk Douglas Theatre — Luis Alfaro's "St. Jude," Roger Guenveur Smith's "Rodney King," and Trieu Tran's "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam" — haven't much in common stylistically. And why should they? They're the product of different sensibilities in a theatrical form dedicated to celebrating radical individuality.
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RECIPE; Recipes Adapted From Cookbooks of the Civil War Era
NYTimes - over 5 years
The dishes below were served at a tasting at a Manhattan hotel, the Roger Smith, on Lexington Avenue near 47th Street. The event was organized by a historian, Andrew F. Smith. The recipes found in cookbooks published in the Civil War era and adapted by Mr. Smith and  by the Roger Smith's executive chef, Daniel Mowles. Beef Jerky 1½
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We read so you don't have to: Michael Moore's 'Here Comes Trouble' - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Wizened liberal gadfly Michael Moore has denounced the Iraq war in an Oscar speech, campaigned for Ralph Nader, and ambushed General Motors chief executive Roger Smith and President George W. Bushon camera. But did you know there was a
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Former UAW President Owen Bieber says he isn't a fan of Michael Moore's 'Roger ... - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Two decades after the ground-breaking documentary Roger &amp; Me came out, former UAW president Owen Bieber isn&#39;t so sure he gave Roger Smith the best advice when he encouraged the then-CEO of General Motors to sit down with then-unknown filmmaker Michael
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Pedestrian killed along Highway 98 - WALA-TV FOX10
Google News - over 5 years
Roger Smith, 67, was killed while crossing the eastbound lanes, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Smith, of Gulf Breeze, was struck by a Hyundai Elantra traveling east. The driver Clayton Burns, 31, and his eight-year-old passenger were not injured
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Molly Barnes Brown Bag Art Talks at New York's Roger Smith Hotel - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Barnes -- a curator, art dealer, radio host, teacher and collector from Los Angeles -- started the lecture series 20 years ago in partnership with the eclectic Roger Smith Hotel in midtown Manhattan. By her count, Barnes has presented some 400
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Lantzville complaint helps change policies - Canada.com
Google News - over 5 years
A complaint by Lantzville resident Roger Smith to the RCMP concerning the inappropriate use of his property to train police dogs has resulted in the police force coming up with a new national policy
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Roger Smith, Watchmaking Revolutionary - Forbes
Google News - over 5 years
You can also follow me on Twitter: @HannahElliott Roger Smith is a watchmaker in the grandest of British traditions. A 41-year-old specialist living in the Isle of Man, Smith distinguished himself under the tutelage of legendary horologist George
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Dust Devils by Roger Smith (Book Review) - Bluffton Today (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Author Roger Smith weaves the threads of these five individuals&#39; lives into an intense, evocative, and ultimately stark tapestry. Though most are familiar with South Africa&#39;s apartheid past and its fall, few are probably aware of the current state of
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Madison man found dead in home; suspected to be the area's 6th heat death - Belleville News Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to the elderly, those with a history of mental illness and those who don&#39;t leave their homes often are at risk of heat ailments, explained Roger Smith, chief investigator for the Madison County coroner office
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roger Guenveur Smith
    FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 47
    Also in 2003, Smith read in the HBO documentary, "Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives"; the film was based on interviews conducted by the WPA in the 1930s with then-surviving former African American slaves.
    More Details Hide Details He was also the voice of Bao-Dur in video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords. He portrayed a corrupt detective in the martial arts/crime film Fist of the Warrior alongside Ho-Sung Pak and Sherilyn Fenn. Smith starred with Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum in the film Deep Cover. He also played a villain in All About the Benjamins with Ice Cube. His latest major role was in the film American Gangster with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, in which he played the role of "Nate", Frank Lucas's army connection in Vietnam. Smith also had a recurring role in the hit HBO series Oz. Juan and John, written and performed by Guenveur Smith, is based on baseball's most famous fight--San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal clubbing Johnny Roseboro of the Los Angeles Dodgers with his bat during a 1965 battle for the pennant at Candlestick Park--which traumatized the playwright as a child.
    In 2003, Smith had a starring role in the Steven Soderbergh/George Clooney TV series K-Street on HBO.
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  • 1996
    Age 40
    In 1996, he starred in the self-written and produced A Huey P. Newton Story, a one-man performance based on the life of Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton.
    More Details Hide Details A performance was later filmed by Spike Lee and released in 2001. In addition to his performances in major studio productions, Smith continues to work in and support independent film projects.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Age 3
    Born on July 27, 1959.
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