Cornelius Ladd (born February 8, 1971) is an American actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for his roles in the films Pulp Fiction and Out of Sight, and the television series Oz and The Wire.
Ladd was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Manhattan. He graduated from the High School of Music and Art in 1989 and went on to earn a degree in drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1993. After college, he became an actor, appearing in off-Broadway productions before making his film debut in 1995 in the Robert De Niro-directed crime drama A Bronx Tale.
In 1996, Ladd was cast in the iconic Quentin Tarantino-directed crime drama Pulp Fiction, playing the small but memorable role of “Jimmie.” His performance earned him much critical praise, and he went on to appear in several other films, including Out of Sight, Blow, and Analyze That.
In 1997, Ladd made his television debut, appearing in the HBO prison drama Oz as the inmate “Leonard Snart”. He would go on to appear in several other television shows, including The Wire, Law & Order, and Rescue Me.
In addition to his acting career, Ladd is also a dedicated writer and producer. In 2003, he wrote and produced the short film “Locker Room”, which was screened at several film festivals. He followed up with the feature-length film “Autumn in New York” in 2007.
Ladd’s most recent project is the critically acclaimed television series The Deuce, in which he stars as “Eddie.” He also serves as a producer on the show, and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his work.
Cornelius Ladd has built an impressive career as an actor, writer and producer, and has become an iconic figure in Hollywood. He has proven to be a versatile performer, and continues to take on challenging roles and projects. With his unique style and talent, Ladd is sure to be remembered as one of the most memorable actors of his generation.