Colman Domingo: Oscar Nominee's Journey as Bayard Rustin in 'Rustin'

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Colman Domingo received his inaugural Oscar nomination on January 23rd, 2024, in the Best Actor category for his role as civil rights activist Bayard Rustin in "Rustin."

Oscar Nomination

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Born on November 28, 1969, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Domingo's roots extend to Belize and Guatemala.

Birth and Heritage

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Overbrook High School and Temple University, where he majored in journalism, set the stage for his remarkable career.

Education Journey

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San Francisco witnessed Domingo's acting debut, and his one-man show, "A Boy and His Soul" (2005), garnered critical acclaim.

Theatre Roots

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From Broadway ("The Color Purple," 2005) to a Tony Award nomination for "The Scottsboro Boys" (2011), Domingo left an indelible mark.

Stage Triumphs

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Domingo's versatility shone in films like "Around the Fire" (1999), "Selma," "Lincoln," "Candyman," and the Emmy-winning role in "Euphoria."

Screen Ventures

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Beyond acting, Domingo is a playwright, director, singer, and dancer, showcasing diverse talents.

Multifaceted Artist

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Domingo, a professor at the University of Southern California, is a vocal LGBTQ+ rights advocate.

Educator and Advocate

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As the first openly gay Black man nominated for an Oscar for "Rustin," Domingo's legacy is profound.

Impactful Legacy

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Married to Raúl Castillo, Domingo remains private about his personal life while inspiring aspiring actors and filmmakers.

Personal Life

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