Hill Harper is an award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist. Harper starred on the hit CBS drama CSI: NY for 9 years followed by the shows Covert Affairs and Limitless. Most recently, Harper joined the cast of Showtime’s award-winning drama Homeland and hosts How It Really Happened with Hill Harper on HLN. In theatres, he can be seen co-starring alongside Will Smith in Concussion and in the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me. Harper is the author of four New York Times best-sellers and has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. Additionally, Harper founded The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation which is dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship, and grant programs.
Harper graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his department with a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s degree with honors from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and holds Honorary Doctoral Degrees from Winston-Salem State University, Cheyney University, Westfield State College, Tougaloo College, Le-Moyne Owen College, Dillard University and Howard University.
Harper served on President Obama’s Cancer Panel after being appointed by the President in 2011. Harper travels worldwide as a motivational speaker, addressing current affairs and life-awakening topics to a wide array of audiences of youth, adults, couples, lawyers, and business leaders.