Biker Boyz

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About The Cast

ABOUT THE CAST

LAURENCE FISHBURNE (Smoke) earned an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Ike Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” He more recently starred as the enigmatic Morpheus in the mega-hit science fiction thriller “The Matrix,” and has reprised his role in the much-anticipated sequel “The Matrix Reloaded.”

Fishburne made his feature film debut at the age of 12 in “Cornbread, Earl and Me.” Three years later, he landed a co-starring role in Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War epic “Apocalypse Now.” He later reunited with Coppola on the films “Rumble Fish,” “Gardens of Stone” and “The Cotton Club.” Fishburne has also collaborated twice with director John Singleton on the films “Boyz N the Hood” and “Higher Learning,” receiving an Image Award for Best Actor for the latter. In 1995, Fishburne starred in the title role of Kenneth Branagh’s “Othello,” becoming the first African-American to play Shakespeare’s Moorish general on the big screen.

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In October 2000, Fishburne made his directorial debut on “Once in the Life,” which he also starred in and produced. His long list of film credits also includes “Hoodlum,” “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” “Just Cause,” “Bad Company,” “Class Action,” “King of New York,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3,” “Band of the Hand,” “School Daze” and “The Color Purple.”

On the small screen, Fishburne recently starred in and executive produced the television movie “Miss Evers’ Boys,” for which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, in addition to earning an Emmy nomination and winning an Image Award for Best Actor. He had earlier won an Image Award and garnered Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his work in the HBO drama “The Tuskegee Airmen.” He also won an Emmy Award for his guest appearance on the series “Tribeca.”

Fishburne has also been honored for his work on the stage. In 1992, he swept the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards for his performance in the Broadway production of August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running.”

DEREK LUKE (Kid) is currently receiving critical and audience acclaim for his performance in the title role of Denzel Washington’s “Antwone Fisher.” Luke also garnered the National Board of Review Award for Best Male Breakout Performance for his work in the film, which marked his feature film debut. During the casting process for “Antwone Fisher,” Luke's determination and perseverance paid off when, as an employee at the Sony Pictures gift shop, he caught the attention of first-time director Denzel Washington and won the coveted role from among hundreds of other young hopefuls.

A native of New Jersey, Luke had come to California to pursue an acting career. Prior to “Antwone Fisher,” he had been almost a complete unknown except for small guest appearances on the television series “Moesha” and “The King of Queens.”

Following “Biker Boyz,” Luke stars opposite Katie Holmes in “Pieces of April,” for writer/director Peter Hedges. In December of last year, he was also featured in a series of Gap ads.

ORLANDO JONES (Soul Train) made his feature film acting debut in Barry Levinson’s acclaimed drama “Liberty Heights.” He most recently starred in the film “Drumline,” set in the world of Black college marching bands.

“Biker Boyz” marks a reunion for Jones with Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood, with whom he worked as a writer on the sitcom “A Different World.”

His additional film credits include the recent remake of “The Time Machine,” Ivan Reitman’s sci-fi comedy “Evolution,” the football-themed comedy “The Replacements,” “Office Space,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Double Take.”

Starting this June, Jones will be hosting his own late-night talk show on F/X. He began his performing career as an original cast member of the Fox sketch comedy series “Mad TV,” where he spent two seasons.

KID ROCK (Dogg) is a hugely popular rocker whose 1998 mega-hit, diamond certified album “Devil Without a Cause” spawned several hit singles and videos, including “I Am the Bullgod,” “Bawitdaba,” “Cowboy” and “Only God Knows Why.” His most recent album, “Cocky,” is another multi-platinum-selling CD for the artist, and features the current multi-format smash hit duet with Sheryl Crow, “Picture,” as well as “Forever” and “Lonely Road of Faith.”

In 2000, Rock released the multi-platinum CD “The History of Rock,” a compilation of previously unreleased recordings, including the hit single “American Bad Ass.”

As an actor, Rock previously appeared in the comedy “Joe Dirt,” starring David Spade.

DJIMON HOUNSOU (Motherland) received a Golden Globe nomination and won an Image Award for his portrayal of Cinque in Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad,” which marked his first feature film starring role. He went on to co-star with Russell Crowe in the Oscar-winning Best Picture “Gladiator.” He most recently starred in “The Four Feathers,” and includes among his other film credits “Deep Rising,” “Unlawful Entry” and “Stargate.” On television, Hounsou had a recurring role on the top-rated television series “ER.”

A native of Benin, West Africa, Hounsou moved to Paris when he was 13. At the age of 22, he was discovered by noted fashion designer Thierry Mughler who enlisted him for several design campaigns, as well as his book Thierry Mughler’s Photographs. Hounsou was also one of the late Herb Ritts’ subjects in the book Men and Women.

He was subsequently spotted by director David Fincher who cast him in three music videos: Steve Winwood’s “Roll With It,” Madonna’s “Express Yourself” and Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up.” He also appeared in Janet Jackson’s video “Love Will Never Do Without You.”

LISA BONET (Queenie) first came to fame as one of the stars of the long-running hit comedy series “The Cosby Show.” Bonet starred as Cosby’s daughter Denise Huxtable, later taking her role to the spin-off series “A Different World.” She was most recently seen in the telefilm “Lathe of Heaven.”

On the big screen, Bonet was seen in Stephen Frears’ comedy “High Fidelity,” starring John Cusack; Tony Scott’s thriller “Enemy of the State,” with Will Smith and Gene Hackman; and in Alan Parker’s “Angel Heart,” with Robert De Niro.

Release Date: 27th June

Certificate: 12

Running Time: 111 mins

Distributor: UIP

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