Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown – 2017 Casting Directors Nominee Reception Presented by the Television Academy – Arrivals – Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N Canon Drive – Beverly Hills, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Sterling Kelby Brown

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 5, 1976

Ethnicity: African-American

Sterling K. Brown is an American actor. His roles include the series Third Watch, Army Wives, Person of Interest, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, This Is Us, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and, in voice role, One Day at Disney, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, Solar Opposites, Interrupting Chicken, and Invincible; and the films Trust the Man, Righteous Kill, Our Idiot Brother, The Suspect (2013), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Spaceman (2016), Marshall, Black Panther, Hotel Artemis, The Predator (2018), Waves (2019), The Rhythm Section, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul., Biosphere, American Fiction, and, in voice performance, The Angry Birds Movie 2 and Frozen II.

Sterling is the son of Aralean Banks, a public school teacher, and Sterling Brown, Jr. He was raised in Olivette, a suburb of St. Louis. He is married to actress Ryan Michelle Bathe, with whom he has two children.

Sterling is a fourth cousin of political activist, news commentator, author, and attorney Van Jones. Sterling’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, Columbus Green and Julia, were also Van’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents.

Sterling’s paternal grandfather was Sterling Brown (the son of John Brown and Milton Williams). Sterling’s grandfather Sterling was born in Mississippi.

Sterling’s paternal grandmother was Willie Mae Harris (the daughter of Herbert/Hubert/Hubart Harris and Emma Woodley). Willie was born in Greenville, Washington, Mississippi. Emma was the daughter of Grant Woodley, whose parents, Henry Woodley and Sarah Nelson, were born into slavery; and of Lula “Lou” Patterson.

Sterling’s maternal grandfather was Arris Banks (the son of Matthew Frank Banks and Sarah E. M. Levi). Arris was born in Liberty, Amite, Mississippi. Matthew was the son of Frank/Franklin Banks and Sallie/Sarah Bates. Sterling’s great-grandmother Sarah Levi was the daughter of John Levi and Sarah Allen. Sallie’s grandfather, Sterling’s great-great-great-great-grandfather Jesse Allen, was born c. 1815, into slavery, in Mississippi, the son of parents who were born in Africa.

Sterling’s maternal grandmother was Luaralean/Laurlean Robinson (the daughter of Miles Robinson and Mary L. Greene/Green). Lauralean was born in Arkansas. Miles was the son of Miles Roberson and Sophronia. Mary was the daughter of Robert Green and Rosa Jones.

A DNA test on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. found that Sterling has a common ancestor with actress and singer Danielle Brooks, through her mother’s side.

Source: Sterling’s maternal great-grandfather, Miles Robinson, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. midori29 says:

    He is a very good looking man.

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