December 22, 1975
Decatur, Georgia, United States
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Actor Omar Dorsey was born in Decatur, Georgia in 1975. Voted "Most Likely to Do Anything" in high school, Dorsey began studying acting under famed thespian Afemo Omilami when he was just 13 years old. Dorsey's first film appearance came in the raunchy 2000 college comedy "Road Trip." That same year he appeared in an episode of the series "The Jersey" (Disney Channel 1999-2004). Throughout the 2000s, Dorsey appeared in a wide range of television and film projects, including "Juwanna Mann" (2002), "Drumline" (2002), "Yes, Dear" (CBS, 2000-06), "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-11), and "The Blind Side" (2009). In 2010 Dorsey landed a recurring role on crime drama "Rizzoli & Isles" (TNT 2010-16). He followed this up the following year with the role of Dontel Benjamin on comedy series "Eastbound & Down" (HBO 2009-13). Dorsey also appeared as civil rights activist James Orange in Ava DuVernay's film "Selma" (2014), about the Alabama Civil Rights marches.