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Ving Rhames
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Irving "Ving" Rhames was born in New York City, New York, and grew upin Harlem, New York. A good student, Ving entered the New York HighSchool of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. Hestudied at the Julliard School of Drama, and began his career in NewYork theater. He first appeared on Broadway in the play "The WinterBoys" in 1984. Ving continued his rise to fame through his work in soap operas. He found work as a supporting actor, and came to the attentionof the general public in Pulp Fiction (1994).

'Valerie Scott'
(1994 - 9 February 1999) (filed for divorce)


Spent two years as part of the acting class of 1982 at the State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase) before returning to Julliard.

Education: Juilliard, NY (Drama)

Was given the nickname he goes by, "Ving," by his one time roomate Stanley Tucci, when together for a time at SUNY Purchase.

Won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO's "Don King: Only in America". At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to Jack Lemmon saying "I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I'd like to give this to you." Lemmon was clearly touched by the gesture as was the celebrity audience who gave Lemmon a standing ovation. Lemmon, who tried unsuccessfully to give the award back to Rhames said it was " of the sweetest moments I've ever known in my life." The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced later that they would have a duplicate award prepared for Rhames.

Ving Rhames stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Homicide 1991 Don't Remeber 0000-00-00 ***
Dave 1993 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Pulp Fiction 1994 Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 **** 1/2
Mission Impossible 1996 Showcase North Haven 0000-00-00 **
Con Air 1997 Branford Hoyts 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Out of Sight 1998 Suzy 2009-03-22 *** 1/2
Entrapment 1999 Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Bringing Out the Dead 1999 with Cheri at Branford Hoyts 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Mission Impossible 2 2000 Branford Hoyts w/ Cheri & her kids 2000-05-24 ***
Lilo & Stitch 2002 w/ Kendra & Suzy at Showcase North Haven 2002-06-02 ***
Mission: Impossible III 2006 Showcase North Haven 2006-05-12 ** 1/2
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 Family 2008-04-05 *
Surrogates 2009 2010-12-04 ** 1/2
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011 2012-04-27 ** 1/2
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015 2015-10-12 ** 1/2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 Suzy and Hanna 2017-08-09 ***
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 2018 Suzy and Hanna 2018-11-09 ** 1/2
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One 2023 Suzy 2023-10-20 * 1/2