A three-time Emmy nominee, Dondré Whitfield’s career has spanned over a quarter century and has seen him work with such industry heavyweights as John Travolta, Helen Mirren, David Oyelowo, Michael B. Jordan and Kevin Hart to name a few.
At the tender age of 15, Whitfield booked his first professional acting job on the most watched sitcom in television history,“The Cosby Show”. Mr. Cosby and the other producers were so impressed with his natural talent they promoted him to a major recurring role lasting over three seasons. The industry took notice and Whitfield’s career took off from there.
Whitfield stars in the critically acclaimed new series “Queen Sugar” from Golden Globe nominate Ava DuVernay whowrote, directs and is executive producing alongside Oprah Winfrey for the OWN Network. Whitfield plays Remy Newell, a trusted friend working on the Bordelon land as a water irrigation specialist opposite Rutina Wesley (True Blood) and Dawn-Lyen Gardner as the Bordelon sisters. Whitfield also wrapped the lead in the upcoming movie “Wonderful Christmas” for TV One.
Most recently, Whitfield was seen in the hit BET comedy series “Real Husbands of Hollywood” opposite Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe and Nick Cannon and in the popular ABC drama series “Mistresses” opposite Alyssa Milano and Rochelle Aytes.
Whitfield’s versatility as a comedic and dramatic actor has been showcased in several of his feature films as well; including the Independent Spirit Award-winning and Sundance Award-winning film “Middle of Nowhere” opposite David Oyelowo that was directed by Ava DuVernay, the comedy “35 and Ticking” opposite Kevin Hart, the award-nominated drama “Pastor Brown” opposite Michael B. Jordan, the comedies “Mr3000” opposite Bernie Mac and “Two Can Play That Game” opposite Vivica A. Fox and the Helen Mirren directed film “Happy Birthday” opposite Helen Mirren and John Goodman.
In addition to film and television, Whitfield has appeared on stage at the prestigious Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, in a production of “Ceremonies In Dark Old Men”.
Whitfield’s other credits include recurring roles in several hit television series such as ABC Family’s “Make It or Break It”, NBC’s “The Event”, CBS’ “Cold Case” and “Ghost Whisperer” opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt, ABC’s “Jake in Progress” opposite John Stamos, NBC’s “Hidden Hills”, CW’s “Girlfriends” opposite Tracee Ellis Ross, and the features “White Man’s Burden” opposite John Travolta, “The Salon” opposite “Terrence Howard and “Homeboy” opposite MickeyRourke and Christopher Walken.
Whitfield’s true passion and calling in life is to help with the betterment of his community thus he co-created The Manhood Tour which is a global movement committed to awakening the consciousness of men, giving them the keys to manhood and teaching them how to live it in the highest degree. Whitfield travels throughout the country speaking on behalf of the movement.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.