Ok, so not many of us knew of Paul Pryce until he starred in the Netflix series Jessica Jones but this gentleman has been making waves both on and off screen for a long time.
Let’s help you catch up. Here are 4 things you should know about this son of the Trinbago soil.
1. Actor, Screenwriter & Producer
Paul-Robert Pryce is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, and has been pursuing his career as an actor in the United States since 2005. In addition to theatre Paul is also a screenwriter and producer. He has written and produced the short film COME OUT, COME OUT and is currently working on other film projects in various stages of development.
2. Established Scarlett Project
In 2010, Paul established a theatre company called Scarlett Project, dedicated to the production and creation of West Indian art and theatre. Scarlett Project has produced the Caribbean plays SMILE ORANGE and RUM AND COCA COLA to date.
3. The Oprah Winfrey Show’s Sexiest Caribbean Man
In 1999, Pryce was a working model in his native country of Trinidad and Tobago, and signed to the prestigious Coco Velvet Model Agency when word arrived that the 1999 season premiere of The Oprah Show would take place in the Bahamas. The show included a competition for the title of “Sexiest Caribbean Man” and Pryce was selected as his country’s representative.
After a week of competition, a judging panel including Oprah herself along with male supermodel Tyson Beckford, selected Pryce as the winner from a field of over a dozen of the Caribbean’s best male models.
4. Leading Man in Shakespeare’s Pericles
His leading role in Pericles is an impressive addition to a stellar resume which already includes Off Broadway appearances in Harry The Hunk on His Way Out at The Cherry Lane Theatre and Pecong opposite Tony Award winner Lilias White -at The National Black Theatre. He has also acted in Angels in America, Othello (as Othello), Cymbeline and Twelfth Night, all at the Yale School of Drama, and Hamlet, opposite Oscar nominated actor Paul Giamatti at the Yale Repertory Theatre.