Atlantic Theater Company LAWRENCE GILLIARD JR. - Atlantic Theater Company


LAWRENCE GILLIARD JR. (The Attorney) has appeared in many films since his breakout performance in the independent film Straight Out of Brooklyn. Since then, Gilliard has appeared in such versatile films as Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, The Machinist opposite Christian Bale and The Water Boy opposite Adam Sandler. Lawrence is most recognized for his series regular roles on the AMC hit drama “The Walking Dead” and HBO’s critically acclaimed series “The Wire.” He also starred on A&E’s “The Beast” and appeared on many hit shows including: “CSI: NY,” “Law & Order,” “Numb3rs,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Southland,” “Army Wives,” “Longmire,” “Graceland,” “Elementary” and “The Good Wife.” His stage work includes Zooman and the Sign at Second Stage, Police Boys at Playwrights Horizons and Life During Wartime at Nuyorican Poets Café and regional productions of Top Dog/Underdog at Seattle Repertory Theatre and The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. He has studied at the prestigious Juilliard School, The Stella Adler Conservatory, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Acting Studio and The Baltimore School for the Arts. He can next be seen as a series regular on HBO’s highly anticipated David Simon series “The Deuce” opposite James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.