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Mary Alice, Actress in ‘Fences,’ ‘Sparkle’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions,’ Dies at 85

The former Chicago schoolteacher won a Tony and an Emmy (for 'I'll Fly Away') and is a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Bounce Trumpet Awards Honoree Courtney B. Vance Says Acting Allows Him to Tell Stories That Show Different Points of View

Courtney B. Vance was among the honorees at the 30th annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, founded in 1992 by U.S. civil rights leader Xernona Clayton, on Saturday at the Dolby Theatre. The annual awards show honors “Black excellence” in the arts, politics, social justice and beyond; other honorees included Stan Lathan, Zaila Avant-garde, Princess Sarah Culberson […]

AMC’s ’61st Street’: TV Review

Executive producer Michael B. Jordan and creator Peter Moffat explore the Chicago criminal justice system in an eight-episode drama featuring Courtney B. Vance and Aunjanue Ellis.

Jurnee Smollett Shares Emotional Tribute to Michael K. Williams: “He Threw His Entire Being Into Each Moment”

Jurnee Smollett is paying tribute to her Lovecraft Country co-star Michael K. Williams following his death.  Taking to her Instagram on Wednesday, the actress reflected on her time working with Williams and how she is struggling to accept his death. “My brother, my heart hurts so. A part of my brain refuses to accept it … […]

Courtney B. Vance on Michael K. Williams and Confronting Trauma in Hollywood: “Therapy Is Essential”

Courtney B. Vance’s friendship with Michael K. Williams was a recent one, though no less impactful on his life. A longtime admirer of Willams’ work, Vance was thrilled and honored by the opportunity to portray his brother on Lovecraft Country. The brotherhood forged in the series also became a brotherhood formed in life. In the […]

Courtney B. Vance, Claire Foy, Maya Rudolph and Dave Chappelle Win Guest Performer Emmys

Courtney B. Vance, Claire Foy, Maya Rudolph and Dave Chappelle are the 2021 guest actor Emmy winners, all picking up trophies at Sunday night’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremony. Courtney B. Vance took home the guest actor in a drama series win for his role on Lovecraft Country. He was nominated against Charles Dance (The Crown), […]

Courtney B. Vance Questions ‘Lovecraft Country’ Cancellation After Emmy Win: “It Doesn’t Make Sense”

HBO hit Lovecraft Country was canceled in July after one season, and following his win at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday, star Courtney B. Vance opened up about his thoughts on its end. In winning for the guest actor in a drama category, Vance said backstage that he was “very very happy but […]

“For Me, the Story Was a Family of Overcoming”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Cynthia Erivo, Courtney B. Vance and the Creators of ‘Genius: Aretha’

Genius: Aretha, as in Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is the latest limited series from Nat Geo to portray the life of a tectonic talent whose gifts, like those of Picasso in a previous season, have yet to be equaled. The eight-part drama jumps back and forth between Franklin’s formative years as a girl-wonder […]

‘Genius: Aretha’: TV Review

Cynthia Erivo stars as the Queen of Soul and Courtney B. Vance as her pastor father in Suzan-Lori Parks' decades-spanning Nat Geo miniseries.

‘Between the World and Me’: TV Review

Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett and Mahershala Ali star in Kamilah Forbes' page-to-stage-to-HBO adaptation of 'Between the World and Me,' Ta-Nehisi Coates' bestseller about Black struggle.

‘Project Power’: Film Review

Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dominique Fishback get caught up in deadly pharmaceutical chaos in 'Project Power,' a high-octane, New Orleans-set sci-fi action thriller from Netflix.

Barbra Streisand, Courtney B. Vance Among Stars Hosting Virtual Parties for Passover, Easter

Amid the Safer at Home order, L.A. synagogues and churches are broadcasting services online while stars such as Barbra Streisand and Courtney B. Vance are hosting parties virtually.