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Starred as Detective Maynard Gilbough in the HBO Drama "True Detective"

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Veteran television, stage and film actor Michael Potts stars as Detective Maynard Gilbough in the HBO drama "True Detective." Starring opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, Detective Gilbough (Potts) rigorously investigates a bizarre, ritualistic and brutal 1995 murder which was supposedly solved by detectives Martin "Marty" Hart (Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (McConaughey). Each man is pulled back into the world they believed they had left behind as the case is re-evaluated and ethics are questioned in a world where darkness lives on both sides of the law.

Potts is widely recognized for his recurring role as the well mannered yet feared assassin Brother Mouzone on HBO's critically acclaimed series "The Wire" opposite fellow actors Idris Elba and Dominic West. Currently, Potts can be seen on Broadway in the Tony award-winning musical "The Book of Mormon" as Mafala Hatimbi, the role he originated.

As a graduate of Columbia University and the Yale School of Drama, Potts developed his passion for performance into an extensive film, television and theater career. Aside from his acclaimed role on ‘The Wire,' he has held roles on primetime hits such as "Bored to Death," "Damages," "Nurse Jackie," "Flight of the Conchords," "Oz" and "Law & Order.' On the silver screen, he has held his own alongside Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts in "Conspiracy Theory" and again in "The Peacemaker" with George Clooney and Nicole Kidman.

Potts' extensive theater background has afforded him a number of performances on New York's theater stages including roles in "Rent," "The Tempest," "Twelfth Night" and "Richard III" garnering him the prestigious Falstaff Award for best Male Supporting Performance and earning The Village Voice's Obie Award for his portrayal in the off-Broadway production of "The American Play." Potts originated the role of Brooks, Sr in the Tony® Award-winning play "Grey Gardens" and additionally the role of Paul Pierce in Tony Kushner's "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures" at the Guthrie Theatre.

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Wisacky, South Carolina, Potts is an active supporter and contributor of the 52nd Street Project, which is dedicated to the creation and production of new plays for, and often, by kids between the ages of 9 and 18 that reside in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City. The organization achieves this goal through a series of unique mentoring programs that match kids with professional theater artists.

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Michael Potts

Starred as Detective Maynard Gilbough in the HBO Drama "True Detective"

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Michael Potts Biography

Veteran television, stage and film actor Michael Potts stars as Detective Maynard Gilbough in the HBO drama "True Detective." Starring opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, Detective Gilbough (Potts) rigorously investigates a bizarre, ritualistic and brutal 1995 murder which was supposedly solved by detectives Martin "Marty" Hart (Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (McConaughey). Each man is pulled back into the world they believed they had left behind as the case is re-evaluated and ethics are questioned in a world where darkness lives on both sides of the law.

Potts is widely recognized for his recurring role as the well mannered yet feared assassin Brother Mouzone on HBO's critically acclaimed series "The Wire" opposite fellow actors Idris Elba and Dominic West. Currently, Potts can be seen on Broadway in the Tony award-winning musical "The Book of Mormon" as Mafala Hatimbi, the role he originated.

As a graduate of Columbia University and the Yale School of Drama, Potts developed his passion for performance into an extensive film, television and theater career. Aside from his acclaimed role on ‘The Wire,' he has held roles on primetime hits such as "Bored to Death," "Damages," "Nurse Jackie," "Flight of the Conchords," "Oz" and "Law & Order.' On the silver screen, he has held his own alongside Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts in "Conspiracy Theory" and again in "The Peacemaker" with George Clooney and Nicole Kidman.

Potts' extensive theater background has afforded him a number of performances on New York's theater stages including roles in "Rent," "The Tempest," "Twelfth Night" and "Richard III" garnering him the prestigious Falstaff Award for best Male Supporting Performance and earning The Village Voice's Obie Award for his portrayal in the off-Broadway production of "The American Play." Potts originated the role of Brooks, Sr in the Tony® Award-winning play "Grey Gardens" and additionally the role of Paul Pierce in Tony Kushner's "The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures" at the Guthrie Theatre.

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Wisacky, South Carolina, Potts is an active supporter and contributor of the 52nd Street Project, which is dedicated to the creation and production of new plays for, and often, by kids between the ages of 9 and 18 that reside in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City. The organization achieves this goal through a series of unique mentoring programs that match kids with professional theater artists.

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  • How to book Michael Potts?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Potts for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Potts, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Potts or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Potts?

    Booking fees for Michael Potts, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Potts, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Potts?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Potts for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Potts for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Potts or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Potts or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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