You really roll the dice when you sign up for something like this, but it's always the shows you think are going to tank that catch on and the ones you think will take off that never get out the gate. But right now, our contracts are up so there's no guarantee that the show will be renewed next year. Have you started thinking about your next move?
To be honest, if it works out I have many good reasons to stay, but leaving would give me the one thing I haven't had in a long time, which is freedom. After eight years on Young and the Restless and eight years on Criminal Minds, I'm ready for that next phase of my career. I wanna chase down Denzel Washington , Jamie Foxx , Will Smith.
I would love to start my film career. But it's all pending what the network decides it wants to do next. You've been in the game for nearly 20 years. Did it come easily to you, or did you have to struggle to make it? I could describe my career in two words: I was on the path to becoming a professional baseball player, but I got injured in college. When I decided to move out to L. But it's always been that way for me, nothing has come easy.
I grew up outside of the country, first in Denmark, then Bahrain and Ghana. When my mother moved us back, it was a very difficult transition. Wow, when did that happen? It was after we moved back. I was six, and I remember how different everyone made me feel when I was in school. Why does your hair look like that, why is your skin that color, how come your mom is white, how can you be cousins with so-and-so.
That's how I learned I was good at baseball, because kids would chase me after school, so I started picking up rocks and throwing them to fight back. You've been linked with some high-profile women, including Toni Braxton and Halle Berry. Were those relationships for real, or just tabloid gossip? I had just graduated from college, I had no money and I was on Young and the Restless.
She called my agent when she was shooting a video in Miami, and it just went from there. I was like the little kid who found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It was a wild ride with Toni. She would never sing for me, though. Any thoughts about settling down? In fact, I like being uncomfortable, picking up and moving, and all that. Of course, I want to be able to share that with somebody one day. When I do tie the knot, it will be one time, for good. Trending on MadameNoire Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section.