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Nate Parker Biography | Nate Parker – IMDb
Nate Parker is an American actor who has appeared in Beyond the Lights, Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters, Arbitrage, Non-Stop, Felon, and Pride.
Parker’s directorial debut feature film, The Birth of a Nation, in which he also starred, made history at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival when Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the distribution rights for $17.5 million,
breaking the record for the most paid for a Sundance Film Festival production, surpassing Little Miss Sunshine, which had been acquired by Searchlight for $10 million ten years earlier.
Nate Parker Age
Nate Parke is an actor and producer, known for The Birth of a Nation (2016), Arbitrage (2012) and The Great Debaters (2007). He was born on November 18. 1979 in Norfolk.
Nate Parker Family
Nate was born to a single black woman Carolyn Whitfield Parker. She was strong, raising Nate as a single mother until her first husband who gave Nate his ‘Parker’ surname. Nate’s mother went ahead to divorce Parker and remarry another.
Though Carolyn was not married to Nate’s father, Nate still had a relationship with his dad until he died of cancer in 1990. Nate moved to his uncle’s house at age 14 after he had a brawl with his second stepdad and this is where the drama really began.
Jay Combs, Nate’s maternal uncle, who was a former wrestler, convinced Nate to join the wrestling team at Princess Anne High School.
Nate Parker Wife | Sarah Disanto
Parker married Sarah DiSanto on August 2007. Sarah is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania. They met while they were attending Penn State. They were married in Erie’s Frontier Park.
He has said that he considers himself a Christian and that he grew up in the church. According to a DNA analysis, some of Parker’s ancestry is from the Tikar people of modern-day Cameroon.
Nate Parker Kids | Nate Parker Daughters
They have four daughters in addition to another daughter Parker had from a previous relationship. So he has a total of 5 children.
Sarah Disanto Nate Parker, Wedding
Sarah Disanto is the wife of Nate Parker who is an actor. Nate and Sarah met when they were still students at the University of Pennsylvania State. They got married in the year 2007 at the Frontier Park in the Erie of Pennsylvania.
The two live in Los Angeles in California after the wedding. Nate Parker is the actor and a musical performer who appeared in The Secret of Life of Bees, Red Tails, The Great Debaters and Pride.
He has appeared in many great roles together with Denzel Washington, Terrence Howard, and Forest Whitaker. Parker had been All-American wrestler in high school and in the University of Oklahoma.
Nate Parker Net Worth
His success in the film industry as an actor, scriptwriter, producer, and director has added to why he is clearly wealthy.
Owing to his appearance in The Great Debaters and worldwide profits from the screen of his Birth of a Nation. Nate Parker estimated net worth $3 million dollars as of 2019.
Nate Parker Movie
The Birth of a Nation 2016
Beyond the Lights 2014
The Great Debaters 2007
Red Tails 2012
The Secret Life of Bees 2008
Non-Stop 2014 Red Hook Summer 2012
Blood Done Sign My Name 2010
About Alex 2014 Arbitrage 2012
Every Secret Thing 2014
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints 2013
Pride 2007 Felon 2008
Rome & Jewel 2006
Tunnel Rats 2008
Ghost Team One 2013
Cruel World 2005
Black & Blue They Die By Dawn 2013
Penumbra #AmeriCan 2014 J.A.W. 2011
Nate Parker “The Birth of a Nation “
The Birth of a Nation is a 2016 American-Canadian period drama film based on the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
Co-written, co-produced and directed by Nate Parker “in his directorial debut”, the film stars Parker as Turner, with Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Dwight Henry, Jackie Earle Haley, Esther Scott, Penelope Ann Miller, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Gabrielle Union in supporting roles.
Parker also petitioned financiers to invest in the film, ultimately getting an $8.5 million production budget, and started filming in May 2015 in Georgia.
The film premiered in competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2016. Fox Searchlight Pictures bought worldwide rights to the film in a $17.5 million deal, the largest deal at the film festival to date.
At the end of the festival, the film won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition and was highly praised for its directing, acting, soundtrack and cinematography.
The film was theatrically released in the United States on October 7. 2016, by Fox Searchlight Pictures and grossed $16 million.
Because The Birth of a Nation attracted increased attention due to possible Oscar nominations, there was significant press coverage of a 1999 alleged rape that Parker and co-writer Jean McGianni Celestin were accused of having committed, and the fact that the accuser committed suicide in 2012.
While Parker was acquitted and Celestin was not retried after his conviction was overturned on appeal, the controversy surrounding the alleged rape and Parker’s initial responses to the controversy cast a shadow over the film.
Nate Parker Foundation
Through the cinematic arts, the NPF empowers young voices of African descent to advance social justice and revolutionize culture.
Through our work, we create stories that foster healing, build empathy, and lead to real-world solutions.
We value activism through cinematic arts. We believe in grassroots leadership and storytelling as a vehicle for social change.
Nate Parker Wrestling
He placed third in the Virginia High School League state wrestling championships as a junior while attending Churchland High School.
Parker’s mother moved to the Great Bridge High School district so Parker could participate in its powerhouse wrestling program.
He was a member of the 1997–98 state champion Great Bridge wrestling team and was a state champion 135-pound (61 kg) wrestler who placed third in the High School National Wrestling Championships, while becoming a high school All-American.
Parker earned a full scholarship to wrestle at Penn State University. At Penn State, Parker was nationally ranked as a freshman.
After transferring to the University of Oklahoma, Parker continued to be ranked as a redshirt junior 141-pound (64 kg) wrestler.
In 2002, Parker placed fifth at the National Collegiate Athletic Association wrestling championships and became an All-American at Oklahoma. Following his fifth-place finish, he was ranked second nationally as a redshirt senior.
Nate Parker Public charity
Parker sponsors scholarships for youth between the ages of 17 and 25 at East Texas Wiley College through the 100 Men of Excellence Initiative. Wiley has announced it will host a new film school named The Nate Parker School of Film and Drama.
He has been a supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America as well as a program called Peace4Kids, which is a program for foster youths and underprivileged youth in South Los Angeles, California where kids are involved in daily activities that stimulate and nurture creativity and intellect.
Parker has coached a wrestling team of 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds at Rosemead High School and has assisted in coaching wrestling at Rio Hondo College.
Inspired by his experience with The Great Debaters, Parker began working with a Brooklyn initiative called Leadership and Literacy through Debate.