Ving Rhames Biography

Activity Actor
Real name Irving Rameses Rhames
Nationality USA

Birth May 12, 1959 (New York – United States)

Irving Rameses Rhames , better known as Ving Rhames, is an American actor, born on May 12, 1959, in New York. The son of Ernest and Reatha Rhames, a mechanic and a homemaker, Ving grew up in Harlem, Manhattan. Interested, since he was little, in acting, Ving managed to enter the High School of Performing Arts, and then enter the SUNY Purchase drama academy, where he acquired the nickname “Ving”, imposed by his friend and future actor Stanley Tucci. . He debuted in a small role in the film Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984), beginning a long career that, however, between the 80s and early 90s would be characterized by minor secondary roles in films. such as The Pariah (1986), Hearts of Iron (1989), The Long Walk Home (1990), The Basement of Fear (1991), Blood for Blood (1996) and Dave (1993), as well as in episodes of series such as Miami Vice (1987), The Equalizer (1989) and Men (1989). His big role came with Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed and popular film, Violent Times (1994), a production that became one of the new classics and launched the careers of its protagonists to stardom. Rhames enjoyed a large number of titles between the late 90s and early 2000s, with films such as Mission: Impossible (1996), Con Air (1997), The Limit (1999), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Undefeated (2002), The Color of Vengeance (2003) and Dawn of the Dead (2004). In 1998, Rhames would win a Golden Globe for best actor in a mini-series or movie made for television, for his role as Don King in the film Don King : Only in America (1997). In recent years, Rhames has participated in films such as The Substitutes (2009), Piranha 3D (2010), Mafia (2012), Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) , Con Man ( 2018) and Mission Impossible – Repercussion (2018).

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