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Nate Parker is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. Since his breakout role in The Great Debaters, alongside Denzel Washington and Forrest Whitaker—all of whom received NAACP Image Awards for their respective roles—Parker has gone on to star in such films as The Secret Life of Bees, Red Hook Summer, and Non-Stop while working with Hollywood greats such as Liam Neeson, Terrance Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Spike Lee. Parker also works with numerous charity organizations such as 100 Men of Excellence, Boys and Girls Club of America and Peace4Kids. His film The Birth of a Nation sold at the Sundance Film Festival for a record-shattering $17.5 million and is set to release in October 2016.