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Bio For: Stephen James
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STEPHAN JAMES can next be seen starring opposite Julia Roberts in Amazon's limited series Homecoming, a psychological thriller based on Gimlet Media's podcast. Mr. James, a native of Canada, has held the honor of portraying several real-life figures in African-American history. He starred as Olympics hero Jesse Owens in Race, directed by Stephen Hopkins, for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination and won a Canadian Screen Award; and in the limited series Shots Fired.

He starred as T.K. Kelly, the #1 high school running back in the U.S., in the inspirational fact-based sports tale When the Game Stands Tall; directed by Thomas Carter, the film told the story of the De La Salle High School Spartans football team and their unmatched winning streak. Among his other films are Stanley Brooks' Perfect Sisters, alongside Georgie Henley and Abigail Breslin; Director X's Undone (also known as Across the Line); and David Sutherland's Home Again, with Tatyana Ali and Lyriq Bent, for which he earned his first Canadian Screen Award nomination.

In Ava DuVernay's drama Selma, one of the most acclaimed films of recent years, Mr. James portrayed John Lewis, the son of sharecroppers and a student activist with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee; Mr. Lewis later became a U.S. Congressman. The drama illuminated the progress of protest marches in Selma, Alabama. His other awards include the Rising Star Award at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival; and, with his fellow Selma actors, the Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble.

In his free time Mr. James performs his own rap music and stays active with basketball, football, soccer, kickboxing, and track and field.

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