Sinqua Walls

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Sinqua Walls
Sinqua Walls at MTV Movie Awards 2012.jpg
Walls interviewed at the MTV Movie Awards 2012
Born (1985-04-06) April 6, 1985 (age 35)
Louisiana, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Sinqua Walls (born April 6, 1985) is an American actor and former college basketball player for Cal Poly Pomona and the University of San Francisco.[1]

Early life[edit]

Originally from Louisiana, Sinqua moved to Los Angeles with his family and attended El Segundo High School. Growing up he played a variety of sports, but spent much of his childhood learning plays and studying his favorite movies, and would always watch his favorite movies until he could remember every line as practice for a future movie career. He knew that acting was what he wanted to do since he was eleven years old after watching "The Radio Flyer," which is also the first movie he memorized from start to finish. In 2007, he attended and graduated from University of San Francisco's art program where he studied Theatre and Film.[2]

Career[edit]

Walls played Beta werewolf Boyd, a formerly recurring character on the MTV drama series Teen Wolf.[3] He has also made appearances on Pair of Kings, Lincoln Heights, Friday Night Lights, Grey's Anatomy, Blue Mountain State, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Necessary Roughness,[4] and on MTV's Next.

He starred in the 2011 horror feature Shark Night 3D.[5] Walls played a guest role on the second season of the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time, as Sir Lancelot.[6][3] He returned to the show during the fifth season as a guest star.[7] He played the role of Shawn in the TV series Power.[8][9] On August 1, 2017, Walls was cast in Clint Eastwood's biopic The 15:17 to Paris, about the thwarted 2015 Thalys train attack.[10] The film premiered on February 9, 2018.[11]

Walls currently portrays Don Cornelius in BET's American Soul, a fictionalized drama series based on Cornelius's long-running television dance show Soul Train. [12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Choose Connor Voter
2009 The Second Half Harlan Short film
2011 From the Head Santos
2011 Shark Night 3D Malik Williams [13]
2014 Believe Me Tyler [14]
2016 Past Forward Man #3 Short film [15]
2018 The 15:17 to Paris Marine
2019 Otherhood Matt Walker [16]
TBA Alice Joseph Filming [17]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Lincoln Heights Desmond Guest role; 2 episodes
2008 Chuck Student Episode: "Chuck Versus the Ex"
2008 Friday Night Lights Jamarcus Hall Recurring role; 9 episodes [6]
2010–2012 Pair of Kings Pierce Recurring role; 4 episodes
2010 Grey's Anatomy Tom Kates Episode: "Blink"
2010 Blue Mountain State Batman Barstow Guest role; 2 episodes
2010 Savage Country Noah Television film
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Paramedic Sam Rill Episode: "CSI Down"
2011–2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Daniel Recurring role; 13 episodes [6]
2012–2015 Once Upon a Time Sir Lancelot Recurring role; 6 episodes
2012–2013 Teen Wolf Vernon Boyd Recurring role; 15 episodes
2013 Necessary Roughness Devon Langer Episode: "Swimming with Sharks"
2014–2015 Power Shawn Main role (seasons 1–2); 18 episodes [9]
2017 The Breaks Terrance "Lil Ray" Baltimore Main role (seasons 1)
2017 Tales Marcus Episode 7
2019-Present American Soul Don Cornelius Main role (season 1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sinqua Walls, USF Guard Bio[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Lucky Man! Sinqua Walls Low-Key Dating; Meet The Gorgeous Model Girlfriend". Live Ramp Up. February 11, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  3. ^ a b West, Kelly (July 26, 2012). "Teen Wolf's Sinqua Walls Headed To Once Upon A Time For Season 2". Cinema Blend. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "'Necessary Roughness' Recruits 'Mad Men,' 'Teen Wolf' Alums". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sinqua Walls and Chris Carmack Join Shark Night 3D". movieweb.com. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Ng, Philiana (July 26, 2012). "'Once Upon a Time' Casts Sir Lancelot for Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Sinqua Walls returning as Lancelot for season 5 of 'OUAT'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sinqua Walls of the Starz Hit Show, Power - Started From The Bottom - Parlé Magazine — The Voice of Urban Entertainment". Parlé Magazine. June 3, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Stanley, Alessandra (June 6, 2014). "Trying to Go Legit, Despite the In-Laws". The New York Times. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris adds Sinqua Walls". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Clint Eastwood's 'The 15:17 To Paris' Gets February Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  12. ^ ‘American Soul’: Sinqua Walls To Star In BET Drama Series
  13. ^ McClintock (August 31, 2010). "Actors feed 'Shark Night 3D'". Variety. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  14. ^ Schek, Frank (September 26, 2014). "'Believe Me': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  15. ^ Munzenrieder, Kyle (November 17, 2016). "Watch David O. Russell's Surreal, Star-Studded Short Film for Prada". W. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  16. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 25, 2018). "Sinqua Walls Cast In 'Otherhood'; Madelyn Cline Boards 'Once Upon A Time In Staten Island'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  17. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (June 25, 2020). "'American Soul' Star Sinqua Walls Cast In Krystin Ver Linden's 'Alice' Thriller". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 15, 2020.

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