Sterling K. Brown - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 27, 2022

Sterling K. Brown
Nick Name: Kelby
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Army Wives (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 5, 1976 (age 47)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Sterling Kelby Brown
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Sterling Brown
Mother's Name: Aralean Banks Brown
Siblings: 4

Armand Brown (brother)
Robert Brown (brother)
Ariel Brown (sister)
Angela Brown (sister)

High School: St. Louis Country Day School
University: Stanford University, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2

Andrew Jason Sterling Brown (son)
Amare Michael Ryan Christian Brown (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176.37 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Sterling K. Brown?

Sterling K. Brown is an American actor.

Source: GQ (Sterling K. Brown)

Sterling K. Brown – Age, Parents, Siblings

Sterling K. Brown’s birth took place on April 5, 1976, to parents Sterling Brown and Aralean Banks Brown. His birthplace is St. Louis, Missouri, the United States and his birth name/full name is Sterling Kelby Brown. He has four siblings- sisters Ariel Brown, and Angela Brown and brothers Armand Brown and Robert Brown (brother).

Unfortunately, his father died when he was only 10 years old due to a heart attack. He and his siblings were raised in Olivette, Missouri.

Education, Ethnicity

In regard to education and studies, Brown attended Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. Following graduation from high school, Sterling K. Brown enrolled at Stanford University. Initially wanting to study economics, he soon learned that he had no taste for it and was rather bored. Realizing he loved acting, he changed his major.

From there he graduated with a degree in acting in 1998. For higher studies, he joined New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a degree in Master of Fine Arts.

His ethnicity is African-American.

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Sterling K. Brown – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Sterling K. Brown is a married man. He and actress Ryan Michelle Bathe married in June 2007 after eloping in March 2007. The lovebirds met in Standford College when both were freshmen and started dating in 1998. 

Initially, their relationship was rocky, and had broken up. After 3 years of separation, they began dating again, this time for good.

The couple has welcomed two children together, both sons. Their sons are named Andrew Jason Sterling Brown and Amaré Michael Ryan Christian Brown. Andrew was delivered at home as the young parents were caught off-guard.

Source: Essence (Sterling K. Brown with wife Ryan Michelle Bathe)

Sterling K. Brown – Career

Early Days

Sterling K. Brown performed at the regional theatre following graduation. Soon, he landed roles in TV series including ER (2004), Boston Legal (2005)JAG (2004),  Without A Trace (2006)Third Watch (2002-2004)Supernatural (2006-2007), and regular appearances in Starved.

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Films, Series

Brown’s most frequent roles are seen in the series Army Wives (2007-2013) as Roland Burton, Person of Interest (2012-2013), The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story as Christopher Darden, This Is Us (2016- present).

In the section of movies, Sterling K. Brown has starred in Stay (2005) with Ewan McGregor, Brown Sugar (2002) alongside Taye Diggs, Trust the Man (2002) with David Duchovny and Julianne Moore, Righteous Kill (2008), The Suspect (2013), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), Black Panther (2018), The Predator (2019). 

Other works are in The Rhythm Section (2019), Waves (2019), etc.

Source: USA Today (Sterling K. Brown in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story)


He has lent his voice to The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) and Frozen 2 (2019) alongside Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jennifer Lee. 

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Sterling K. Brown – Awards, Nominations

Sterling K. Brown has been nominated for Dorian Awards (2017-2018), Gold Derby Awards (2016, 2016, 2017), Golden Globe Awards (2017, 2018), NAACP Image Awards (2017, 2018), Primetime Emmy Awards (2017, 2018), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017, 2018).

Among the nominations, he won Screen two Actors Guild Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Awards, two Gold Derby Awards, two Critics' Choice Television Awards, two Black Reel Awards, etc.

Source: The Grapevine (Sterling K. Brown pictured in 2018)

Sterling K. Brown – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Brown is estimated at around $10 million while the figure for his annual income/salary is yet to be known.

Sterling K. Brown – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Sterling K. Brown is followed by over a million followers and counting.

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