Leon Addison Brown
The early years of Leon Addison Brown's acting career didn't exactly boast a bevy of major roles, but the film and television performer's persistence eventually paid off. After appearing briefly in a number of movies and TV series throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Brown joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed drama "The Knick" (Cinemax 2014-15). After landing his screen debut in the film "True Blood" (1989), Leon Addison Brown spent the 1990s making intermittent feature appearances in the likes of "Mo' Better Blues" (1990), "The Associate" (1996), and "Music of the Heart" (1999). After the turn of the century, Brown focused his energies on television, amounting credits such as "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2010), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC 1999-), "Person of Interest" (CBS 2011-), and "The Good Wife" (CBS 2009-). Next, Brown earned an uncredited role in the Oscar-nominated film "Lincoln" (2012) and a small part in the Liam Neeson-starring thriller "A Walk Among the Tombstones" (2014). His big break came along with Steven Soderbergh's period drama series "The Knick" (Cinemax 2014-15), on which Brown played a carriage driver and the father to Andre Holland's character Dr. Algernon Edwards.