Hill Harper is an actor, author, businessman, and philanthropist. He has appeared in dozens of films and television programs. He has published a half dozen books. He supports well over a dozen charities and causes. He, also, has started an all-natural personal care line and businesses aimed to train and empower youngsters, such as Roasting Plant Coffee in Detroit, Michigan.
Francis Eugene Harper was born in 1966 in Iowa City, Iowa. He started acting when he was seven years old and later changed his name to Hill to honor his ancestors. In 1984, he graduated from Bella Vista High School. He next graduated with honors from Brown University in 1988. In 1992, he graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. He, also, received a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. While at Harvard, he acted with Boston’s Black Folks Theater Company.
After receiving his degrees, he moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1993, he was on Life Goes On and had a reoccurring role on Married…with Children. He made his film debut in Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings. Hill has received awards and recognition, including receiving the NAACP Image Award for his role on CSI: NY.
Hill Harper is inspirational for his accomplishments, as well as, his desire to empower others. Having a clean bill of health after surviving thyroid cancer is another reason for others to feel inspired. Be inspired! Have a bright day!