Full name: Mike Randal Colter
Date of birth: August 26, 1976
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Education: University of South Carolina; MFA from Rutgers University
Bet you didn’t know... Mike’s brother is a secret service agent.
Mike Colter is best known for playing boxer Big Willie Little in Million Dollar Baby (2005), a role for which he put on 15 pounds of muscle. He has also starred in Law & Order: Trial by Jury, ER, Spin City, and The Parkers, as well as in several made-for-TV movies.
In 2006, he received exceptional reviews for his turn as CJ Memphis, a guitar-playing blues singer, in the 2005 revival of the Pulitzer prize-winning A Soldier's Play.