Actor and producer best known for directing and starring in the 2016 film The Birth of a Nation. He also played the character Henry Lowe in the drama The Great Debaters alongside Denzel Washington and had roles in the films Red Tails and Pride.
He attended Oklahoma University and Penn State.
He played the love interest of Alicia Keys' character in The Secret Life of Bees.
He married Sarah DiSanto, whom he met while at Penn State University, in 2007. The couple has four daughters. Parker has adopted his wife's daughter from a previous relationship, as well as his sister's son.
He appeared in Spike Lee's 2012 film Red Hook Summer.