Artist Bio

Lou Myers

(Bio as of December 2000)

Lou Myers most recently appeared at the Goodman in King Hedley II during the 2000/2001 Season. Other Goodman credits include August Wil­son’s The Piano Lesson. He appeared on Broadway in Mr. Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Piano Lesson, as well as in The First Breeze of Summer and off-Broadway in Do Lord Remember Me. Founder and di­rector of the Tshaka Ensemble Players, which toured an acclaimed produc­tion of Julius Caesar, Mr. Myers has also worked with the Dinizula Dancers, Drummers and Singers and the touring company of Negro Music in Vogue. His cabaret show has been acclaimed in Berlin, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York, as well as Los Angeles at the Roosevelt Hotel. Best known as the irascible restaurant owner on the hit television series A Different World, his other TV credits include Malcolm & Eddie, Jet Jackson, The Cosby Show, Touched by an Angel, JAG, The Sentinel, Bagdad Cafe, The Sinbad Show, Liv­ing Single, Thea, The Jamie Foxx Show, Mama Flores Family, Private Affair and Riot. He has been seen in such movies as Passions of Darkly Noon (Showtime), How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Bulworth, Tin Cup, Cobb, Volcano, Everything’s Jake, The Stand-In and Love the Way, and will soon be seen in the Warner Bros. feature film The Wedding Planner.

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