Biography - Russell Hornsby

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Russell Hornsby
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Lincoln Heights (TV series)
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Who is Russell Hornsby?

Russell Hornsby is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for starring in Lincoln Heights, In Treatment, Grimm, Fences, and Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector.

Russell Hornsby (Image: Parade)

Russell Hornsby – Age, Parents, Siblings

Russell Hornsby’s birth took place on May 15, 1974, in Oakland, California, USA. Other details of his early life including that of his mother, father, siblings, childhood, and rest of the family are kept a secret.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Russell Hornsby attended Saint Mary's College High School, where he played football. After graduation, he went on to study theater at Boston University. He graduated from the same with a degree in performance. Hornsby continued his studies at the British American Drama Academy and then at the University of Oxford. 

He was born to parents of African-American ethnicity.

Russell Hornsby – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Russell Hornsby married his longtime girlfriend Denise Walker on 1 August 2008. He and his wife have a child together- a son who was born in 2017.

Currently, the couple is in a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Russell Hornsby, Denise Walker on December 2016 (Image: Getty Images)

Russell Hornsby – Career


Hornsby’s interest in acting started when he auditioned for a spring musical and landed the role in The Wiz as the Scarecrow. After completing his education he was cast in Off-Broadway productions of To Kill a Mockingbird as the leading role of Atticus Finch as well as Joe Louis Blues, and Six Degrees of Separation

Films, Series

In the late 1990s, he moved to Los Angeles to transition to TV and films. Since then Russell Hornsby has starred in films Meet the Parents (2000), Big Fat Liar (2002), Something New (2006), LUV (2016), Creed II (2018), etc.

In the TV series, Hornsby has had appearances in Girlfriends (2001), Playmakers (2003), Grey's Anatomy (2005), The Good Wife (2010), Grimm (2011-2017), and Seven Seconds (2018). Russell Hornsby portrayed lead characters Eddie Sutton in Lincoln Heights (2007-2009), and Lincoln Rhyme in Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020).


On Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Russell Hornsby starred alongside Arielle Kebbel, Brooke Lyons, Claire Coffee, Michael Imperioli, and Brían F. O'Byrne.

Lincoln Heights cast (International Business Times)

Russell Hornsby – Awards, Nominations

Hornsby has been nominated for 2016’s Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and has won 2018’s Black Reel Award - Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie, or Limited Series.

Russell Hornsby – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at around $4 million while the figure on his annual salary/income is yet to be publicized.

Russell Hornsby – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Russell Hornsby is active with thousands of followers and counting. 

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