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Gary Dourdan Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Tue Dec, 2015
Gary Dourdan

Facts of Gary Dourdan

Date of Birth: 1966 , December-11
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Gary Dourdan
Birth Name Gary Robert Durdin
Father Robert Durdin
Mother Sandy Durdin
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actor
Net Worth $500k-$1.5 million
Famous for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Affair with Cynthia Hadden, Jennifer Sutton (1995-2000)
Girlfriend Cynthia Hadden, Jennifer Sutton (1995-2000)
Married Yes
Married to Roshumba Williams (1992–1994; divorced)
Children 2
Divorce Roshumba Williams (1992–1994; divorced)
Awards Screen Actor Guild Award
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies All She Wrote, For the Love of Ruth
TV Show Power, Media, Being Mary Jane

Quick Timeline of Gary Dourdan

1991 Began his professional career
1992 Discovered by Debbie Allen
2000 Appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
1992 Married to Roshumba Williams
1995 Began dating Cynthia Hadden
2003 Won Image Awards
2005 Won Screen Actors Guild Awards
2000 Won Seattle International Film Festival
2008 Arrested for possession of cocaine and ecstasy

Detail Timeline of Gary Dourdan

1991

Began his professional career

Gary's childhood dreams were acting, music, and martial arts. In the early 1990s, he played for several bands and he also began his acting career there by appearing in several theater and drama shows. 

1992

Discovered by Debbie Allen

In the early 1990s, he was struggling to get his acting role but suddenly in 1992, he was discovered by the actress, Debbie Allen and she offered her the role of Shazza Zulu on the television series, A Different World.

October 6 , 2000

Appeared in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

In 1996, he was also seen playing his role in the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Till now, he has appeared in several movies and television but his role of Warrick Brown on the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation raised him to prominence.

1992

Married to Roshumba Williams

In 1992, Gary got married to model Roshumba Williams. She is also popular for her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. However, this married life was dissolved within two years and they finally got divorced in 1994.

1995

Began dating Cynthia Hadden

After he got divorced with his first wife, he began dating Cynthia Hadden. He also has a son, Lyric Dourdan. After breakup with Cynthia, he was seen dating Jennifer Sutton. He also became father of a daughter with her.

2003

Won Image Awards

Image Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor for everyone out there if they win this award. He was also honored with this award once and that was in 2003 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

2005

Won Screen Actors Guild Awards

Till now, he has been nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards for four different time and all of those nominations were for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. But he has won this award only once and that was in 2005.

2000

Won Seattle International Film Festival

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won several of them. In 2000, he got his one and only nomination in Seattle International Film Festival and he also won this award that year for Citation of Excellence for Ensemble Cast Performance.

2008

Arrested for possession of cocaine and ecstasy

Though he has positive image in outside out, he is not the same in reality. He has been accused of several crimes and has also been arrested. In 2008, he was arrested for possession of cocaine and ecstasy.

Content

The Image Awards winner, Gary Dourdan is a famous actor from the United States of America popular in the world for starring in the role of Warrick Brown on the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Gary Dourdan was from the upper-middle class family born on December 11, 1966, as Gary Robert Durdin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to parents mother Sandy Durdin and father Robert Durdin.

Gary is an American and is of Franco-Haitian, Jewish, Irish, African-American, Native American and Scottish descent. He has four siblings however one of them died when he was just six years old.

In 1992, Gary Dourdan got married to his girlfriend turned wife model Roshumba Williams. His wife is popular for her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. However, this married life dissolved within two years in 1994 and the husband and wife went their separate ways.

After he got divorced with his first wife, he began dating girlfriend Cynthia Hadden. With Cynthia, Gary had one child, a son. He named his son Lyric Dourdan

The 51 years' old Gary Dourdan, after his breakup with Cynthia got into a relationship with actress Jennifer Sutton. With Sutton, he has yet another child, a daughter. Gary Dourdan's daughter with Jennifer is named Nyla Dourdan. After 5 years of dating, the couple got separated. 

Currently, Gary Dourdan is not married to his wife nor is he in any kind of dating affairs and relationships.  

Gary Dourdan's childhood dreams were acting, music, and martial arts. In the early 1990s, he played for several bands and also began his acting career thereby appearing in several theaters and drama shows.

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However, he was discovered by an actress, Debbie Allen later on. The actress offered him the role of Shazza Zulu on A Different World. He was also seen playing his role in the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Besides this, he has also appeared in several music videos.

Up until now, Gary Dourdan has around 68 acting credits to his name. On a recent note, he has appeared in the movies and TV shows like Memoria, All She Wrote, and Guns Guitars and a Badge. Currently, Gary is busy in the shoot for his new movie, The Third Degree.  

From his roles in movies and TV shows, Gary Dourdan has been able to win 5 awards while also being nominated for other six nominations. 

Gary Dourdan's net worth is said to be around $500 thousand. However, another tabloid suggests that he has a net worth of around $1.5 million