Antwaun Bethea is an American actor, director, and producer. He was born in Houston, Texas in 1983. Bethea began his career in theater and later transitioned to film and television.
Bethea's first big break in the industry came in 2005, when he was cast in the television series “The Shield” as Officer Terrance “T-Bone” Turner. The show was a success and ran for seven seasons. Bethea's performance was highly praised and he was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2006 and 2007.
In 2007, Bethea starred in the independent film “A Day in the Life”. The film was a critical success and earned Bethea a nomination for Best Actor at the 2008 Black Reel Awards.
In 2008, Bethea began his directing career with the short film “Welcome Home” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. He followed this success with the feature film “Ties That Bind” in 2009, which was nominated for several awards, including an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
In 2012, Bethea starred in the Broadway production of “Fences” and earned a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.
In 2014, Bethea was cast as a series regular on the ABC drama series “Secrets and Lies”. The show ran for two seasons and Bethea received critical acclaim for his performance.
Bethea has continued to work in film and television over the years. In 2016, he starred in the film “Birth of a Nation” and in 2018, he appeared in the Netflix series “Seven Seconds”.
Bethea is an active member of the Black community and is involved in several organizations such as the NAACP and the National Action Network. He has also been a vocal advocate for social justice and racial equality.
Bethea is an inspiring figure in the entertainment industry and has a long list of accomplishments. He is a talented actor, director, and producer who is committed to making a difference in the world.