Nasser Metcalfe

Nasser Sundiata Metcalfe is an American Actor, Writer and Producer born August 25, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois. Raised on Chicago’s South Side, Nasser started acting at the tender age of 14, studying at the famed Goodman Theater. By age 18, he launched a career in stand-up comedy while simultaneously attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. During his early days in stand up, Nasser was blessed to befriend and be directly mentored by the late great comic, Bernie Mac. Upon graduating from Morehouse, earning his BA in Theater with a concentration in performance, Nasser continued to perform stand up as well as in various theatrical productions and improv troupes around the country.

By the late 1990s he moved to New York City to focus on his acting. While electing to put stand up on the back burner at this stage of his career to concentrate on other creative interests, Nasser’s comedy background continued to serve him well as he has frequently worked as host and on-camera personality for various film-related platforms. By the early to mid-2000s he was regularly contributing in these capacities as well as being a writer for which led him to host and moderate a monthly series of independent film screenings from coast to coast at prestigious venues such as NYC’s Lincoln Center and The Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles. Upon moving to New York, Nasser also sought out many of the luminary theatrical figures whose work he studied in college and made certain to enroll in their classes to learn directly from them. These instructors include Douglass Turner Ward and Lloyd Richards. Nasser has appeared on television opposite Dennis Leary and Bill Nunn in the ABC episodic, The Job. On the big screen Nasser appeared in the films My Brother, starring Vanessa Williams and Tatum O’Neal, and Tennessee starring Mariah Carey. His stage credits include Macbeth, A Soldier’s Play, Savage In Limbo, and The Mandela Architecture, to name a few.

Nasser Metcalfe continues to reside in New York City where he works as an actor, writer, and producer. Some of his recent projects include the web TV series Becoming Ricardo, Disciplinary Actions, and Money And Violence. In 2012, Nasser was listed on IMDB’s prestigious list of 40 “Up And Coming Actors To Look Out For!” He was also nominated for Best Actor at the prestigious International Television Festival in Los Angeles for his work in Disciplinary Actions.