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Andre Braugher, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ actor, dies at 61

Los Angeles, United States, Dec 12 (EFE).- American actor Andre Braugher, winner of two Emmys and star of police comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” died Tuesday after a brief illness, confirmed his publicist Jennifer Allen, to the American press. He was 61.

Braugher, born in Chicago in 1962, studied at Stanford University, drama at the Juilliard School in New York and rose to fame in 1989 for the dramatic film “Glory,” set in the American Civil War and winner of two Oscars in which he starred alongside Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick.

He won an Emmy thanks to his role as detective Frank Pembleton in “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1993-1999) and another in the category of best miniseries for “Thief” (2006), a title that also earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

His legacy on television also leaves for posterity his role as Owen Thoreau Jr. in the series “Men of a Certain Age” (2009) alongside Ray Romano and Scott Bakula, which earned him two Emmy nominations.

In recent decades, his figure had gained even greater impact due to his portrayal of Captain Raymond Holt in the police comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” in which he specifically participated from 2013 to 2021.

During this period, he won two Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and received four other Emmy nominations.

He was scheduled to star in the upcoming Netflix series “Residence.” His performance on the big screen also includes appearances in the films “City of Angels” (1998), “Frequency” (2000) and “Poseidon” (2006.)

Last year he co-starred in the film “She Said,” in which he played the editor of The New York Times who oversaw the investigation of reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohy that sparked the #MeToo movement and the prosecution of Harvey Weinstein.

He is survived by his wife, actress Ami Brabson and his sons Michael, Isaiah and John Wesley. EFE


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