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Obba Babatunde

American Actor most known for The Manchurian Candidate & John Q

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Obba Babatunde Biography

Obba Babatundé is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, juggling careers in film, television and stage.

Babatundé recently appeared in Paramount Pictures' The Manchurian Candidate, as well as the critically acclaimed film The Notebook, while continuing to star as the father on the UPN sitcom Half & Half, which began its fifth season this fall. Other recent projects include a scene-stealing role in the New Line feature film After the Sunset (2004), which opened November 12, 2004, opposite Pierce Brosnan. He next stars in the highly anticipated feature film The Celestine Prophecy, based on the top-selling book, which is scheduled for release in 2006.

He recently wrapped production on a co-starring role in the 'Martha Coolidge'-directed feature film comedy, Material Girls (2006), opposite Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff, which is also slated for a 2006 release. In March 2006, he filmed a recurring role in the pilot for the new HBO Studios' Untitled Kevin Brennan series for NBC.

Babatundé's acting portfolio includes the blockbuster motion pictures, John Q, Universal Pictures' How Hig, a memorable role as Lamar in That Thing You Do!, Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs, the role of Berry Gordy in The Temptations, and The Visit (2000) among others. The talented artist earned Emmy and Cable ACE Award nominations for his role as Willie Johnson in HBO's Miss Evers' Boys, and a NAACP Image Award nomination for his portrayal of Harold Nicholas in HBO's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). His additional television credits include the title role in the USA Network's film Redeemer (2002) and a role in the award-winning Showtime drama series Soul Food, portraying Kenny's father.

Babatundé's ability to live a part so flawlessly contributes to his memorable character portrayals. In the comedy How High, Babatundé gives a hilarious delivery as the Dean of Freshman at Harvard University. In John Q, he portrays the cool, unflappable SWAT team captain out to get his man. As the narrator and fellow convict to Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence's characters in the motion picture Life, Babatundé exhibited great diversity as his character aged forty years over the course of the picture.

While his film and television credits loom exemplary, Babatundé is no stranger to the stage. With multiple Broadway credits, he is probably best known for his Tony-nominated role as C.C. White in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls. Other unforgettable stage performances include Harold Prince's Grind and he originated the role of the legendary jazz artist 'Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton' in the world premiere of Jelly's Last Jam. In the summer of 2005, Obba toured Japan, starring as Billy Flynn in Chicago, reprising the role he performed in the original tour of the classic musical. The show ran four weeks in Tokyo and one week in Osaka. In early January 2006, he was asked to return for a week of special engagements and also performed select dates on the U.S. National Tour in February. He is currently scheduled to return to Broadway on April 17, 2006, for a four-month starring run as "Billy Flynn" at the legendary Ambassador Theatre.

In addition to his mentorship program, Babatundé enjoys doing his seminar "show-BUSINESS' at universities throughout the country.

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    Booking fees for Obba Babatunde, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Obba Babatunde, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Obba Babatunde 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 Obba Babatunde for your next private or corporate function.
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Obba Babatunde Biography

Obba Babatundé is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, juggling careers in film, television and stage.

Babatundé recently appeared in Paramount Pictures' The Manchurian Candidate, as well as the critically acclaimed film The Notebook, while continuing to star as the father on the UPN sitcom Half & Half, which began its fifth season this fall. Other recent projects include a scene-stealing role in the New Line feature film After the Sunset (2004), which opened November 12, 2004, opposite Pierce Brosnan. He next stars in the highly anticipated feature film The Celestine Prophecy, based on the top-selling book, which is scheduled for release in 2006.

He recently wrapped production on a co-starring role in the 'Martha Coolidge'-directed feature film comedy, Material Girls (2006), opposite Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff, which is also slated for a 2006 release. In March 2006, he filmed a recurring role in the pilot for the new HBO Studios' Untitled Kevin Brennan series for NBC.

Babatundé's acting portfolio includes the blockbuster motion pictures, John Q, Universal Pictures' How Hig, a memorable role as Lamar in That Thing You Do!, Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs, the role of Berry Gordy in The Temptations, and The Visit (2000) among others. The talented artist earned Emmy and Cable ACE Award nominations for his role as Willie Johnson in HBO's Miss Evers' Boys, and a NAACP Image Award nomination for his portrayal of Harold Nicholas in HBO's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999). His additional television credits include the title role in the USA Network's film Redeemer (2002) and a role in the award-winning Showtime drama series Soul Food, portraying Kenny's father.

Babatundé's ability to live a part so flawlessly contributes to his memorable character portrayals. In the comedy How High, Babatundé gives a hilarious delivery as the Dean of Freshman at Harvard University. In John Q, he portrays the cool, unflappable SWAT team captain out to get his man. As the narrator and fellow convict to Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence's characters in the motion picture Life, Babatundé exhibited great diversity as his character aged forty years over the course of the picture.

While his film and television credits loom exemplary, Babatundé is no stranger to the stage. With multiple Broadway credits, he is probably best known for his Tony-nominated role as C.C. White in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls. Other unforgettable stage performances include Harold Prince's Grind and he originated the role of the legendary jazz artist 'Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton' in the world premiere of Jelly's Last Jam. In the summer of 2005, Obba toured Japan, starring as Billy Flynn in Chicago, reprising the role he performed in the original tour of the classic musical. The show ran four weeks in Tokyo and one week in Osaka. In early January 2006, he was asked to return for a week of special engagements and also performed select dates on the U.S. National Tour in February. He is currently scheduled to return to Broadway on April 17, 2006, for a four-month starring run as "Billy Flynn" at the legendary Ambassador Theatre.

In addition to his mentorship program, Babatundé enjoys doing his seminar "show-BUSINESS' at universities throughout the country.

FAQs on booking Obba Babatunde

  • How to book Obba Babatunde?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Obba Babatunde for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Obba Babatunde, 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 Obba Babatunde or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Obba Babatunde?

    Booking fees for Obba Babatunde, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Obba Babatunde, 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 Obba Babatunde?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Obba Babatunde 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 Obba Babatunde 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 Obba Babatunde or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Obba Babatunde 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.

Obba Babatunde is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Obba Babatunde for your event is available upon request. Obba Babatunde generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Epps, Simon Lovell, Colman Domingo, Larenz Tate and Nikki Deloach. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Obba Babatunde for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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