Andre Braugher died. The two-time Emmy-winning star of series including Homicide: life on the street, men of a certain age It is Brooklyn Nine-Nine he was 61 years old. Braugher, whose first film role came alongside Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington in the film directed by Ed Zwick Glorydied on Monday after a brief illness.

Although Braugher has peppered his resume with comedies, many will remember him for his fierce performance as Detective Frank Pembleton on the NBC drama. Homicide: life on the street. Put him in the box, sweating and outwitting criminal suspects in the interrogation room, and you get a weekly dose of tour de force acting, as good as it appeared on television during that period. He won an Emmy for the show he starred in from 1992-98 and Murder it was also where he met his wife, actress Ami Brabson. Along with her, Braugher is survived by her sons Michael, Isaiah and John Wesley, as well as her brother Charles Jennings and her mother Sally Braugher. He also leaves behind WME agent Brandt Joel, attorney Keith Klevan and his publicist Jennifer Allen of Viewpoint, his team of representatives for the past 25 years.

He won an Emmy in 1998, as well as two Television Critics Association Awards in 1997 and 1998.

James Earl Jones and Andre Braugher in 'Homicide: Life on the Street'

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Born and raised in Chicago – he earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a master's degree from Juilliard – Braugher recently co-starred in She said, the reinterpretation of the dramatic film by The New York Times journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohy, whose reporting led to the indictment of Harvey Weinstein and sparked the #MeToo movement. André starred as Dean Baquet, the New York Times executive editor who supervised the two reporters.

Braugher would star in the Netflix show Residence as his next project, which is expected to begin filming early next year.

He also starred in the sixth and final season of the Paramount+ legal drama. The good fight, alongside Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald. André starred as lawyer showman and rainmaker Ri'Chard Lane.

For eight seasons, Braugher starred alongside Andy Samberg on the hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nineand he won two Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and received four Emmy nominations for his role as Captain Ray Holt on the series.

Braugher previously starred in the acclaimed TNT series Men of a certain age alongside Ray Romano and Scott Bakula. He received two Emmy nominations for his role as an anxious, diabetic father on the show. He also starred in the 2008 science fiction miniseries The Andromeda Strain alongside Benjamin Bratt and Eric McCormack for A&E.

(LR) Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

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He won an Emmy for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Miniseries and a Golden Globe nomination for his lead role in a miniseries. Burglar, which aired on FX. He also starred in TNT's original four-hour miniseries Salem Lot based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. Before this film, he starred in the Showtime Original Film A soldier's girl.

Braugher starred in the acclaimed CBS series Hack opposite David Morse and in the Showtime original film 10,000 black men named George with Charles Dutton and Mario Van Peebles for director Robert Townsend. André served as executive producer of this film and received an NAACP award nomination for his role as A. Philip Randolph. He also starred in the acclaimed ABC drama series Gideon's Crossingreceiving Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Dr.

Braugher made his directorial debut with a vignette from the Showtime trilogy Love songsin which he also starred, and starred in the TNT television film Passing Glory (1999), for director Steve James (Hoop dreams).

(LR) Andre Braugher, John Waters and Chris Noth in 'Homicide'

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Braugher received a second Emmy nomination in 1996 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries for his work on the Peabody Award-winning HBO production. The Tuskeegee Airmen.

His other television credits include the ABC drama “Last Resort,” reprising his Emmy-winning role of Detective Frank Pembleton in the two-hour NBC special. Homicide: the film (2000); the title role in The Court Martial of Jackie Robinson (1990), HBO Someone has to take the photo (1990) and NBC Murder in Mississippi (nineteen ninety). He began his television career as a sidekick to the late Telly Savalas in television films based on the original Kojak Series.

In addition to Braugher's success on the small screen, audiences have seen him star in a variety of film roles. He voiced a role in the animated film Indomitable spirit (2021); he co-starred in the feature film Baytown Outlaws (2012); co-starred in salt (2010) alongside Angelina Jolie, by director Phillip Noyce; co-starred in Passengers (2008) alongside Anne Hathaway; at Frank Darabont The mist (2007) based on the novel by Stephen King; in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007); in suspense Poseidon (2006); in Duets (2000) alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, by director Bruce Paltrow; in the independent resource A better way to die (2000); and alongside Dennis Quaid in the critically acclaimed film Frequency (2000). Before that, he starred with Alec Baldwin in the independent film Thick as thieves (1999), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and later aired on HBO; he was part of a cast that included Jeff Daniels, Gary Sinise, Joan Allen and Anna Paquin, in director Jim Stern's film All the anger (1999); and starred City of Angels (1998) with Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan and Dennis Franz.

Other Features Included Primal fear (1996) with Richard Gere, which marked his first collaboration with Frequency director Gregory Hoblit; Spike Lee Get in the bus (1996); It is Glory (1989), the Oscar-winning story about America's first unit of black soldiers during the Civil War.

On the live stage, Braugher appeared on stage at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Measure for Measure, Twelfth Nightin the title role of Henry Vwhich earned him an Obie award and in As you like.

At Joseph Papp's Public Theater he performed in The way of the worldand Shakespeare Richard II It is Coriolanus. He played Iago in the Folger Shakespeare Festival production of Othello and played the title role in Macbeth for the Philadelphia Drama Guild.

He also starred in the New York premiere of Matthew Lopez's film at the Manhattan Theater Club. The whipping man.

Braugher hosted the New York premiere of Oni Faida Lampley Tough little breast along with his wife Ami Brabson, who starred in the play's lead role. Inspired by Lampley's own experiences, Tough little breast follows a woman whose breast cancer diagnosis sends her on a journey of self-discovery as she learns to cope with the disease, her family, and her community.

He also starred in the world premiere of Tell them I'm still young by Julia Doolittle at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harlem Classical Theaterwhere Braugher served on the board.