bio

Andre Jackson was born the first of two children in the small Arkansas Delta town of Forrest City. His father is of African American and Native American (Sioux) descent and his mother is of African American and Irish descent. He and his sister Nikky spent much of their childhood in Forrest City being raised by their paternal grandmother.

For more than a decade, Andre has performed extensively in award-winning theatrical productions nationwide. Shortly after attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in Los Angeles, he was cast in Mark Stein’s Direct from Death Row- The Scottsboro Boys. For his performance in The Scottsboro Boys, Andre received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor and, alongside the rest of the cast, Best Ensemble Award. He was an NAACP Theatre Award and Los Angeles Ovation Award winner for his gripping role in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and was nominated for Best Lead Actor at the BroadwayWorld Awards for his lead role as “Simba” in the Tony Award winning Disney’s The Lion King. Andre continues to perform in The Lion King with its Broadway Company.

Andre currently stars as Highgate in the multiple award-winning  web series BLACK. Directed by Frank T. Ziede, the series is premiering this fall on Amazon Prime. In addition to his work on BLACK, he can be seen on the Netflix series Luke Cage and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU.

A former Marine who has traveled all over the world, Andre now splits his time between Memphis, Los Angeles and New York, where he primarily resides with his wife (a writer), son and their fiesty little Cairn Terrier Leon.

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Television/new media

BLACK
Law & Order: SVU
Luke Cage
Suspect
The Bold and the Beautiful
The View
Series Regular
Co Star
Co Star
Co Star
Co Star
Himself
Amazon Studios (2018) - Frank Ziede, dir.
NBC - Jonathan Starch, dir.
Netflix - Clark Johnson, dir.
ABC - Guy Ritchie, dir.
CBS - Deveney Kelley, dir.
ABC

FILM

One Heated Winter
Shattered Pitch
Brooklyn's Bridge to Jordan
The Counter
The Offering (AFI)
Unrequited (USC)
Oxygen (LMU)
1/180 (AFI)
Lead
Supporting
Supporting
Supporting
Supporting
Lead
Lead
Supporting
Ty Mapp, dir.
Rafael Soto, dir.
Tina Mabry, dir.
Lauren Wagner, dir.
Luke Heyne, dir.
Tina Mabry, dir.
Kurt Kim, dir.
Sterling Zielinski, dir.

stage

The Lion King  (Broadway, Las Vegas & National Tour)
Direct From Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
(partial list)
Lead (Simba)
Lead (Clarence)
Lead (Jeremy)
Disney Theatrical Prod. - Julie Taymor, dir.
The Fountain Theater - Ben Bradley, dir.
The Fountain Theater - Ben Bradley, dir.

awards

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Best Featured Actor (The Scottsboro Boys)
BroadwayWorld Theatre Award - Best Lead Actor/1st runner-up (The Lion King)
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Best Ensemble Cast (The Scottsboro Boys)
LA Weekly Theatre Award - Best Ensemble Cast (The Scottsboro Boys)
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award - Best Ensemble Cast (Joe Turner's Come and Gone)
Los Angeles Ovation Award - Best Production (Joe Turner's Come and Gone)
NAACP Theatre Award - Best Ensemble Cast (Joe Turner's Come and Gone)

training

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA), Hollywood CA
Acting, Los Angeles, Andrew Magarian
Vocal Production, Southcoast Repertory Conservatory
Dialects, Los Angeles, Larry Moss
Voice and Speech, Los Angeles, Brenda Beck