Andre Braugher, an Emmy-winning actor known for his versatile performances on television, film, and stage, passed away on Monday night at the age of 61 after a brief illness. Braugher gained fame for his roles as police officers in the shows “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” He discovered his passion for acting while studying at Stanford University and later received a Masters of Fine Arts from Juilliard School. Braugher’s career was defined by his memorable performances in various productions, including the film “Glory” in 1988 and several theater productions. His role as Baltimore detective Frank Pembleton in “Homicide: Life on the Street” earned him an Emmy Award in 1998. He also won an Emmy for his role in the miniseries “Thief.” In recent years, Braugher gained widespread acclaim for his portrayal of Captain Raymond Holt in the sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” His performance as the N.Y.P.D.’s first Black gay captain challenged stereotypes and earned him four Emmy nominations. Braugher’s talent and impact on the industry will be remembered and celebrated.
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