Before The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story began airing, Sterling K. Brown’s name may have been the one audience’s least recognized among the series’ A-list assembly of talent. But with his riveting, deeply conflicted portrayal of prosecutor Christopher Darden, the actor’s ensured that the audience certainly won’t forget it.

Although not exactly a newcomer to the industry — Brown’s screen credits begin in 2002 and include recurring series work on Third Watch, Supernatural and a regular role on Army Wives — he qualified as the primary fresh face executive producer Ryan Murphy was looking to cast in the crucial role among the high-wattage ensemble that included John Travolta, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sarah Paulson and David Schwimmer. Similar to the way Darden had to earn a place at the table of the Trial of the Century, Brown had to audition for the role, but where the prosecutor may have made missteps, the actor soared Read more…

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‘American Crime Story’: Sterling K. Brown on Chris Darden’s tough quest for justice