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Darien Sills Evans

Darien Sills-Evans
Born (1974-10-11) October 11, 1974 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Occupation actor, writer, director
Years active 1995 – present

Darien Sean Evans, better known by his stage name, Darien Sills-Evans, (October 11, 1974) is an American actor, writer and director. After a string of roles in television, he is now involved in directing, producing and acting in feature films.

Television career

Early in his career, Evans was best known for his television career including:

  • 17 episodes as "Darien" on Cosby from 1998 until 2000
  • 22 episodes as “Dr. Fields” on Third Watch from 2002 until 2005.

He has also appeared in:

In the December 15, 2011 episode entitled "Number Cruch," he portrayed CIA agent Tyrell Evans on the CBS crime drama Person of Interest.[1]

Cinema career

In 2005, Sills-Evans was associate producer and starred in The Reception directed by John G. Young which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film subsequently played at numerous festivals in the U.S., including Outfest in Los Angeles, where Sills-Evans earned a best actor award.[2]

Sills-Evans wrote, directed and starred in the 2002 film X-Patriots, a romantic comedy about two black American men who travel to the Netherlands – a place where no one looks like them – in search of self identity. X-Patriots was named Best Feature Drama and a Critic's Choice at the Angelciti Film Festival in Chicago, and an official selection at the Boston Film Festival, the Newark Black Film Festival and the Sidewalk Film Festival.[3] He financed the film with money he earned from his appearances on Cosby.[4]

In 2009, produced the feature movie Rivers Wash Over Me directed by John G. Young (of The Reception). The film became the centerpiece movie of the 2009 NewFest Festival. At the 2009 Outfest in Los Angeles, the leading role actor Derrick L. Middleton in the movie won the Grand Jury Award for "Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film". Darien Sills-Evans also plays in the film in the role of Charles King.

In addition to his entertainment work, Sills-Evans has worked in the industrial video field directing and producing educational titles like I Don't Have A Problem: The Path To Addiction and Student Workshop: Building Character.[3]

Filmography and awards

Director

  • 2002: X-Patriots

Producer

Actor

Year Film Role Awards
2002 X-Patriots Dexter Payne
Washington Heights Danny
2005 Preaching to the Choir Wesley Tucker
The Reception Andrew Outfest Best Actor Award
2009 Rivers Wash Over Me Charles King

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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