Eriq La Salle Biography


Eriq La Salle

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Birth Name: Eriq La
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Age:   55 Years
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A skilled martial artist, Eriq La Salle is a renowned name in the film industry as he is an actor, director and producer. He is also a talented writer. He is popular for starring the role of Darryl in the film Coming to America. He was born and raised by his single mother Ada Haynes. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States of American as one of the four children of his parents. He is of black ethnicity.

Besides being such a talented and well acclaimed actor, his personal profile is still a matter of secret. He is creating debate in the media as they are unknown about his love affairs and married life. He is now aged 53 years old and his nationality is American.

As a child, Eriq attended Weaver High School and the Artists Collective, Inc.. He was also enrolled at Juilliard School's Drama Division. He stayed there for about two years as the member of Group 13 in the early 1980s. He was also enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a major in fine arts and he finally earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1984. Within a year, he was offered the acting role in the play Henry V. In the late 1980s, he appeared in several on and off Broadway shows. He got his rise in fame after he portrayed the role of Darryl in the 1988 comedy film Coming to America. He is also known for his appearance in several movies and TV shows. He is also well acclaimed for playing the role of Dr. Peter Benton in the NBC drama series ER. For this role, he earned the salary of $27,000,000 and his net worth is $40 million.

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Born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States

1962 23rd of July

He was born and raised by his single mother Ada Haynes. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States of American as one of the four children of his parents. He is of black ethnicity and his nationality is American.

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Graduated from New York University

1984

As a child, Eriq attended Weaver High School and the Artists Collective, Inc.. He was also enrolled at Juilliard School's Drama Division. He stayed there for about two years as the member of Group 13 in the early 1980s. He was also enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a major in fine arts and he finally earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1984.

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Began his acting career

1985

Within a year after he earned his Bachelor’s degree from New York University, he was offered the acting role in the play Henry V. In the late 1980s, he appeared in several on and off Broadway shows.

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Appeared in the medical drama, ER

1994

Eriq La Salle is a renowned name in the film industry as he is an actor, director and producer. He is also well acclaimed for playing the role of Dr. Peter Benton in the NBC drama series ER. For this role, he earned the salary of $27,000,000.

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Won Screen Actors Guild Awards

1996

He is also well acclaimed for playing the role of Dr. Peter Benton in the NBC drama series ER. For this role, he got his first nomination in Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1995 and won this award that year for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. 

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Won Shanghai International TV Festival

1996

For his role in ER, he got his first nomination in Shanghai International TV Festival in 1996 and he was also awarded with this award that year for Best Supporting Actor. He has also once been honored with Black Reel Awards. 

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Won Image Awards

1999

In 1996, he got his first nomination in Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He won this award for the first time in his life in 1999 and that was also from the same category. 

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