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A native of Brooklyn, Duane Martin was an all-American candidate in basketball for New York University and was drafted to the New York Knicks before pursuing a career in acting. (He was injured)
His film credits include Lawrence Gay's independent feature "The Groomsmen," a comedy shot in Capetown, South Africa; Robert Rodriguez' "The Faculty"; Daisy V. S. Mayer's "Woo"; Wes Craven's "Scream 2"; David S. Ward's "Down Periscope"; Jeff Pollack's "Above the Rim"; and Ron Shelton's "White Men Can't Jump. " Martin is producing two comedy features with Will Smith's company, Overbrook Entertainment: "Mother's Day" and "The Seatfiller" (written by Mark Brown). He is also producing "Inglewoods," based on his original concept, which he will star in opposite Jamie Fox. He recently completed filming "Ride or Die," a feature that he wrote, produced, and stars in with Vivica A. Fox (directed by Craig Ross, Jr. ). For television, he produced the series "Getting Personal," in which he starred opposite Vivica A. Fox. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for his role in "Different Worlds: An Interracial Love Story" (directed by Neema Barnette); and starred with Patti LaBelle in the series "Out All Night. " In addition, Duane Martin is the successful owner of Impact Sports - and as such is the youngest African-American ever to own a sports agency.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Tisha Campbell-Martin.
- Apr 27, 2004
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