Emmy Winner Andre Braugher Dies at 61

Andre Braugher, an Emmy-winning actor celebrated for his roles in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Men of a Certain Age,” and “Homicide: Life on the Street,” has passed away at 61 after a brief illness.

Braugher’s career began with his film debut in 1989’s “Glory.” He gained fame as Det. Frank Pembleton in “Homicide: Life on the Street,” earning Emmy nominations in 1996 and 1998, winning in the latter year.

He returned to the role in 2000 for “Homicide: The Movie” and appeared in a crossover episode of “Law & Order.”

Acclaimed Performances and Recognitions

Braugher’s portrayal of Nick Atwater in the FX miniseries “Thief” brought him a second Emmy win in 2006.

He received critical acclaim and two Emmy nominations for “Men of a Certain Age.” His role as Capt. Raymond Holt in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” earned him four more Emmy nominations.

Known for his versatile talents, Braugher also lent his voice to characters in “Bojack Horseman,” “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse,” and “Spirit Untamed.”

Throughout his career, Braugher amassed 11 Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nods, and 22 NAACP Image Award nominations, showcasing his significant impact on the entertainment industry.

A Chicago native, Braugher was a Stanford University and Juilliard School graduate. He married Ami Brabson, whom he met on the set of “Homicide: Life on the Street,” and together they had three children.

With information from CBS News.

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