‘The Wire’ and ‘A Different World’ are some of the movies already under his name. Known for playing prominent roles, Glynn Turman is a testament of passion and hard work.
Other than being an excellent actor, he is also well-equipped as a director and writer. However, his love life has not been as successful as his professional life. Nonetheless, he never let his failure stop him from getting what he wants, either careerwise or love wise.
So, today we embark on the findings of this amazing actor and his life. Let’s get to it right now.
Before we move any further, here are some interesting facts about him.
Glynn Turman: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Glynn Russell Turman|
|Birth Date:||January 31, 1947|
|Birth Place:||New York City, USA|
|Height:||5 feet 9 inches(175 cm)|
|Profession:||Actor, Director, Writer|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
Glynn Turman: Wife and Children
When it comes to celebrities and their life, most of the fans are very keen on it. For the same reason, Turman’s married life is also talked about it among his fans. Many might not know this, but Turman is a married man, not once but twice.
Likewise, the actor was first married to Ula M. Walker. The lovely couple tied the knot sometime in the year 1965 but sadly broke up in 1971. From their relationship, they have three children. However, the couple has not revealed much information about their children.
After his first unsuccessful marriage, Turman started dating again in search of love. Soon he found love in Aretha Louise Franklin, who was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights, activist. Furthermore, the lovey-dovey couple tied the knot on April 11, 1978, but divorced on February 7, 1984, after being together for six years.
Many people would have dropped the idea of marriage after two unsuccessful marriages, but Turman was not one of them. After being single for eight years, the American actor married his third-wife, Jo-Ann Allen.
The lovely pair exchanged vows on February 14, 1992, on Valentine’s Day. They have a child together and have been together ever since. Despite the stardom of Turman, the couple has stayed away from any rumors and controversies that could ruin their relationship.
Early Life and Education
The talented actor, Glynn, was born on January 31, 1947, in the city of New York, the United States of America. He is American by nationality while belongs to Nigerian descent. His DNA analysis traced back to the Edo community from Nigeria. Also, he was named Glynn Russell Turman by his parents.
As for his family, there is not much information on them. Similarly, Turman finished high school from the ‘High School of Performing Arts’ in New York. Since he wanted to be an actor from an early age, Turman disbanded the idea of going to school. Instead, he started doing stage productions and focused on honing his acting skills.
Age and Height
Talking about age, the American actor is 72 years as of now. His grey hair and beards show his increment in the period as the years pass by. Not to mention, his birthday falls every year on the 31st of January, which makes him an Aquarian.
Moreover, Turman stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches(175 cm) and weighs somewhere around 72 kg. He has a pair of brown eyes. At the time, his body measurements, along with his weight, are unknown.
Glynn Turman: Movies
Turman began his career in acting at the tender age of 13 when he first served for the role of Travis Younger in the original Broadway production ‘A Raisin in the Sun.’ For this purpose, he starred alongside other artists like Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Ivan Dixon, among others.
Likewise, he made his Los Angeles stage debut from the show titled ‘Slow Dance on the Killing Ground.’ Also, his incredible performance in the next show ‘The Wine Sellers‘ earned him a Los Angeles Critics Award nomination and a Dramalogue Award.
Moreover, after his successful stage career, Turman turned to the small screen, where he made his big debut from Peyton Place in 1968. Two years later, Turman starred on the big screen from the movie Carter’s Army, where he portrayed the role of Pvt. George Brightman.
So far, the actor has played in dozens of movies and television shows. Some of the work for which he has been credited is Julia(1969), Honky(1971), Cooley High(1975), The Paper Chase(1978), Attica(1980), Gremlins(1984), Murder, She Wrote(1985-1989), Light It Up(1999), Men of Honor(2000), The Wire(2004-2008), Scrubs(2009), Takers(2010), NCIS: Los Angeles(2012), House of Lies(2012-2016), Criminal Minds(2013), Dekota’s Summer(2014), How to Get Away with Murder(2018-2019) and many more.
Awards and Nominations
Turman has been so dedicated and passionate in his craft that he is not left empty-handed. As of now, he has been awarded many times for his contribution to the entertainment society.
Likewise, in the 1970s, Turman won his first NAACP Image Award for his work in the play ‘Eyes of the American‘ and received is the second NAACP for the directing ‘Deadwood Dick.’ Apart from stage productions, his quality work can also be seen in movies and television shows.
Furthermore, in 2007, Turman won an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Support Actor in a Drama Series ‘The Wire’. There he excellently portrayed the role of Mayor Clarence Royce. The American actor also won a Primetime Emmy Award for his guest appearance on the HBO series ‘In Treatment.’
Net Worth and Income
There’s no doubt that Turman is a phenomenal actor. He has been active in the entertainment industry since the year 1968. As of now, the American actor has a net worth of $1.5 million, which he amassed from his professional career.
Moreover, Turman makes some extra bucks from his other projects being a director and writer. Also, some of his movies, such as Men of Honor was commercially hit movies that grossed over $82.34 million at the box office.
Social Media Presence
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