Ving Rhames

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, JULY, 18: Actor Ving Rhames. Premiere of the

Rhames in 2012, photo by magicinfoto/

Birth Name: Irving Rameses Rhames

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 12, 1959

Ethnicity: African-American

Ving Rhames is an American actor. He has starred in Con Air, Dawn of the Dead (2004), The People Under the Stairs, and the Mission: Impossible films, among many other performances.

He is the son of Reather and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. His parents were from sharecropping families in South Carolina. He was named after journalist Irving R. Levine.

Ving is married to Deborah Reed, with whom he has three children.


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