Ving Rhames

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Name: Ving Rhames ( Ving Rhames )
Born: May 12, 1959
Age: 65 years old
Birthplace: Harlem, USA
Height: 6 Feet
Occupation: actor
Tags: actor, movie
Relationship Status: married
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    Ving Rhames: biography

    Ving Rhames is an American actor, a Golden Globe Award winner, one of the few participants in the franchise Mission: Impossible, who happened to star in all the films of the project for 2018. The artist also tries himself as a screenwriter and producer, collaborates with the production as an actor of voice acting of animated films and computer games.

    Ving Rhames and Michael Clarke Duncan
    Ving Rhames and Michael Clarke Duncan

    Viewers often confuse Ving Rhames with Michael Clarke Duncan because of their resemblance, remembered from the movie The Green Mile.

    Childhood and youth

    The full name of the artist is Irving Rameses Rhames. He was born in New York on May 12, 1979. The boy's father worked as a mechanic and his mother was a housewife. They gave their son an unusual name in honor of the journalist NBC Irving Levine. Ving spent his childhood in Harlem. It is not the most prosperous district of Manhattan, where to get into bad company, you can leave the house.

    Ving Rhames in his youth
    Ving Rhames in his youth

    Rhames was interested in creativity from childhood. When he was a student of New York's High School of Performing Arts, the young man realized that his soul lies in acting. After receiving a certificate, he studied at SUNY Purchase and began to study drama. During this period, Rhames gained a resounding nickname Ving, which a classmate Stanley Tucci came up with.

    The young man continued his study at the Juilliard School's Drama Division. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1983 and decided to try himself in the professional field. The debut of the aspiring artist took place in 1984 on Broadway in the play The Boys of Winter.


    The first experience of the artist on the stage was melodramas. He did a lot of TV shows in the 1980s. His debut role in cinema was the image of James Baldwin in the autobiographical film about the writer Go Tell It on the Mountain. In 1986, Ving worked on the same set with Oprah Winfrey and Matt Dillon, starred in the film Native Son.

    Ving Rhames in the movie Patty Hearst
    Ving Rhames in the movie Patty Hearst

    In 1988, the movie Patty Hearst was released with the participation of the artist and 1989 brought the possibility of cooperation with Brian De Palma, the director of the film Casualties of War, in which Rhames co-starred with Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn.

    Rhames won the love of the public, trying on the role of Vietnamese veterans in the movies Flight of the Intruder and Jacob's Ladder. He showed great skill, acting in dramas, comedies and melodramatic tapes.

    Ving Rhames in the movie Pulp Fiction
    Ving Rhames in the movie Pulp Fiction

    1994 brought Ving the attention of a large audience. The reason was the role of Marsellus Wallace in the comedy thriller Pulp fiction of Quentin Tarantino. 1996 was incredibly important for the artist because the premiere of the first part of the franchise Mission: Impossible was at this moment. Ving worked on the same site with Thomas Cruise, playing the role of Luther Stickell. So he was popular among producers and gained recognition from the public.

    There were a lot of offers from filmmakers and the actor's filmography was continually updated with new works. The films Striptease, Dangerous Ground and Con Air confirmed the talent of Rhames. In 1998, he was a Golden Globe Award winner for work on the film Don King: Only in America. The actor embodied in the frame of the famous American boxer. Ving gave his reward to his colleague Jack Lemmon on the stage, making a noble gesture.

    Ving Rhames gives the Golden Globe to Jack Lemmon
    Ving Rhames gives the Golden Globe to Jack Lemmon

    In addition to working in the cinema, Ving Rhames was involved in television and was a member of radio programs. He performed in a duet with Vanessa Williams, as a host on Radio Shack. The original biography of Ving Rhames continually acquires new opportunities. The 2000s brought him the role of Eddie Burns in the film Sin and the chance to work on the image of Kenneth in the film Dawn of the Dead. Episodic roles in the films Aquaman, Men of Honor, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry were not unnoticed.

    Critics and audience noted the credibility of the actor in any role. The most popular was the role of police and criminals in his creative biography. The actor created one of the best images in this direction in 2008, acting in the film Saving God. Rhames turned into the convicted man in a shot, who was free after imprisonment and was a pastor in a rural church.

    Ving Rhames in the movie Piranha 3D
    Ving Rhames in the movie Piranha 3D

    The movie Dawn of the Dead was released the same year. The audience noted the high degree of male acting in this project. There were films The Gift, The Bridge to Nowhere, Surrogates, King of the Avenue. Ving Rhames collaborated with Elizabeth Shue and Christopher Lloyd on the set of the film Piranha 3D. One of the best works of the actor was the role in the film Life.

    In 2017, Ving Rhames appeared in the episodic role of Charlie-27 in the 2nd part of the franchise Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Personal life

    Despite his status, Ving Rhames is not a regular of parties and public events. He prefers not to flaunt his personal life. The actor does not tell about his wife and children, rarely gives interviews to the media. He is associated with an exceptionally decent and friendly person, as his name does not appear in scandals and does not appear in the tabloids. The media does not replicate his photo and the actor does not even have a personal account on "Instagram."

    Ving Rhames and Deborah Reed
    Ving Rhames and Deborah Reed

    Since 2000, the actor is married to actress Deborah Reed. The couple has the son, Reign Beau Rhames.

    Ving Rhames is 72 feet (183 cm) tall and weighs 209 lbs (95 kg).

    Ving Rhames now

    Ving Rhames today is engaged in producing films and TV projects. He is regularly invited to voice cartoons and computer games. Among the works in this direction are the projects Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Call of Duty: WWII. Ving Rhames has a net worth of $16 million.

    Ving Rhames on the set of the film Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2018
    Ving Rhames on the set of the film Mission: Impossible – Fallout in 2018

    Now, as in his youth, Rhames remains a member of the project Mission: Impossible. In 2018, there was the premiere of a new episode of the franchise Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The film was included in the list of the most popular films of the year. Critics do not rule out the appearance of the actor in the next parts of the movie but it will happen in 2019 or later, it is not yet known.


    • 1984 – Go Tell It on the Mountain
    • 1989 – Casualties of War
    • 1994 – Pulp Fiction
    • 1996 – Striptease
    • 1997 – Con Air
    • 1997 – Don King: Only in America
    • 2004 – Dawn of the Dead
    • 2006 – Aquaman
    • 2008 – Day of the Dead
    • 2009 – Surrogates
    • 2011 – Soldiers of Fortune
    • 2013 – Force of Execution
    • 2018 – Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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