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Mark Christopher Lawrence School of Hollywood Interview

Veteran actor and comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence shines as the lead in his co-produced project, $TACK$ which earned him a 2021 Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Daytime Fiction Program.” Along with his Daytime Emmy nomination, he also received a nomination for a Regional Emmy for his work on “The Flourish.” We would love to arrange an interview with you and the multi-Emmy nominated actor to discuss his nominated projects, as well as his upcoming work which includes the highly anticipated Tyler Perry’s series “All The Queen’s Men” which will premiere on BET+ this summer!

Some parts of interview Zoom went out.

$TACK$ is a sarcastic plea for every viewer to be responsible for the attitudes, assumptions and judgments buried deep inside themselves. An unprecedented pandemic forces two fierce rivals to come face to face for the first time in over a decade to close a deal on one of the most valuable substances on earth. It’s timely message taunts, teases and dares the audience to discover the film’s hidden twists and clues before their own biases and assumptions lead them down the wrong path. The short film also stars Diahnna Nicole Baxter and Calvin C. Winbush.

Receiving a nomination for a 2021 Pacific Southwest Regional Emmy for his work in narration, THE FLOURISH tells the story of a young girl on a quest to become a famous magician, despite struggles she’s facing in her personal life. The short film also won at the San Diego Film Festival for “Best Child Actor.”

With a career spanning for 35+ years as an actor and comedian, Compton, California native Mark Christopher Lawrence’s road to success began in high school when one of his teachers helped get him involved with the debate team. Immersing himself in forensics competitions and theatre, Lawrence would go on to win the school districts Literary Olympiad competition and would go on to compete at the collegiate level to capture the Bovero-Tabor Award, which is awarded to the top community college speaker in the country. While at USC, he traveled the nation competing in tournaments. Meanwhile, he was gaining valuable experience in his craft by moonlighting at the Los Angeles Theater Center. There, a Hollywood talent agent noticed his skill and landed Lawrence his first job in television, a role on Hill Street Blues. After graduation from USC, Mark worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe while also performing standup comedy throughout the United States, Australia, and Canada, opening for major acts, such as Jerry Seinfeld and Rodney Dangerfield. Lawrence’s work in live theater led to a Dramalogue Award for his performance in Reza Abdoh’s, Minimanta. He won an NAACP award for his work in Ken Davis’ The Glass House in 1990. It was this role which attracted the attention of director, James Cameron, who then cast him as the “burly insane asylum attendant” in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Mark is also known for his work on other hit series including THE ISLAND, K-PAX, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, NBC;s “Chuck,” and TALES FROM THE HOOD, to name a few.

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