Known for his signature gravitas and the intense complexity he brings to his work in television and film, Lance Reddick career is reaching new heights. Thanks to memorable turns as “Lt. Cedric Daniels” on “The Wire” and the mysterious “Matthew Abbadon” on “Lost,” he is enjoying an ever-increasing fan base.
Reddick is also known for his outstanding work on “The Corner,” “Oz,” “CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and the cable films “Keep the Faith, Baby” with Harry Lennix and “The Fixer” with Jon Voight. Recent feature film credits include Oscar nominee Lee Daniels’ independent feature “Tennessee” and “Jonah Hex” opposite Josh Brolin. Other feature credits include work opposite Daniel Craig and Kim Basinger in “I Dreamed of Africa,” Ed Zwick’s “The Siege” and the indie productions “Bad City” and “The Way of War” with Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr.
Also an accomplished musician, Reddick wrote and composed music for his debut album, “Contemplations & Remembrances,” a collection of contemporary jazz songs that was released independently online.
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, by school teacher parents, Reddick attended the University of Rochester before transferring to the Eastman School of Music, where he majored in classical composition. In his twenties, he struggled to make it as a musician, and decided to try acting as a way to help jumpstart his music career. He was quickly cast in local stage productions, and a year later, he was accepted to the prestigious Yale School of Drama.
Two weeks after graduating from Yale, Reddick was cast as the understudy for Jeffrey Wright in the Broadway Production of “Angels in America” directed by George C. Wolfe. His other theater credits include “Henry V,” “Julius Caesar,” “Afterplay,” “On House” and the critically acclaimed 2006 Off-Broadway revival of August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars,” in which Reddick starred as “Floyd.”
Not limited to performing in front of the camera, Reddick launched YNC Films in 2006 with the vision of producing talent-driven and socially complex films. He is in development on a project by Bruce Terrace, the director and co-writer of “Bad City.”
Reddick divides his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.