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FSU Alum Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor

Published May 19, 2015

BFA Acting alum André Holland (BFA Acting, 2001), stars in the Oscar nominated film, Selma.  Holland plays the role of Andrew Young, a friend and supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. in this critically acclaimed film.  Since graduating, Holland has appeared on NBC’s 1600 Penn (Marshall Malloy) and The Knick (Dr. Algernon Edwards).  Holland also appears in the film Black and White (Reggie Davis) starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer.

Holland is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture at the 46th NAACP Image Awards.

Tara Ochs (BA Theatre, 1992) also recently appeared in the Oscar nominated film, Selma as civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, who was killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan for her involvement with the movement.  The film also stars David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, respectively.

Ochs has worked primarily in film, guest starring on several TV series including One Tree Hill, Army Wives, and Samantha Who.