Brandon J. Dirden starred on Broadway as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Tony Award-winning production of “All the Way” with Bryan Cranston, and as Booster in the Tony Award-winning revival of August Wilson’s “Jitney” directed by frequent collaborator Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Additional Broadway credits include “Clybourne Park,” “Enron,” and “Prelude to a Kiss.” Off-Broadway, he has appeared in “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson, for which he won Obie, Theatre World, and AUDELCO awards; “The First Breeze of Summer” and “Day of Absence” at Signature Theatre; “Detroit ‘67” at the Public Theater and Classical Theatre of Harlem; “Peter and the Starcatcher” at New York Theatre Workshop, and as Brutus in Theatre for a New Audience’s production of “Julius Caesar.” On screen he has appeared in “The Good Wife,” “The Big C,” “Public Morals,” “Manifest,” “The Get Down,” “The Accidental Wolf,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Quad,” and four seasons of FX’s “The Americans” as Agent Dennis Aderholt. He recently starred in the ABC series “For Life,” and was seen in the FX miniseries “Mrs. America.” Dirden holds B.A. degrees in Mathematics and Drama from Morehouse College, and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Proud member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and Fair Wage on Stage.
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