American actor best known for his starring role in the 2001 film Save the Last Dance. He is also known for his role in the television drama The District. He appeared in American Horror Story: Asylum and portrayed Jimmy James in the film Barbershop.
He had a minor role in the 1999 thriller Cruel Intentions.
He took on the role of Solomon Vessida in the CW's Ringer.
He married Aonika Laurent in 2006, and the couple has two children.
He played Julia Stiles' love interest in Save the Last Dance.