Russell Hornsby is an American theatre, television and film actor for his major profession to date. He has been best known for playing Hank Griffin on the NBC series Grimm. In the series he had portrayed the role of police officer Eddie Sutton on the ABC Family television drama series Lincoln Heights and also Luke on the HBO series In Treatment. He holds American nationality by birth but he belongs to black ethnicity. To date, his life events have been summarized in various sites including Wikipedia as well.

Turning back to his early life, Russell was born on May 15, 1974 in Oakland, California. By birth he holds American nationality but on according to his parent’s origin, he belongs to black ethnicity. From very young age he has been fond of acting and drama. At his early age he was a football player at St. Mary College High School in Berkeley, California. After he completed his study from the high school, eventually he thought to give audition for a spring musical. Later he was offered the role of the Scarecrow in The Wiz. After that, he became very interested in theatre and acting also he was highly involved with the rest of the school theatrical productions. After graduating he studied theater at Boston University from which he graduated with a degree in performance. After graduation, Hornsby continued his studies at Oxford University's British Academy of Dramatic Arts.

As soon as his study was enough for him from Oxford, Hornsby moved to New York City and there he was subsequently casted in leading roles in Off Broadway productions of To Kill a Mockingbird (as Atticus Finch), Joe Louis Blues, and Six Degrees of Separation (as Paul). And then In the late 1990s, he decided to move to Los Angeles in order to transition into television and film. He has appeared in several different television productions including appearing in recurring roles in Haunted as Detective Marcus Bradshaw and Gideon's Crossing as Chief Resident Dr. Aaron Boise. His other television credits include Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, and In Justice among others. He also played running back Leon Taylor in ESPN's drama series Playmakers. On the big screen, he has appeared in such films as After the Sunset, Big Fat Liar, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Keep the Faith, Baby, Meet the Parents, and Stuck among others. In 2000, Hornsby appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Jitney for which he won a Drama Desk Award and an Obie Award. award winning TV personality, his quest of success has not yet fulfilled and for which he has been working real hard. Taking his afford in account it can be said that huge success has been waiting for him.

Talking about his personal life, although much information has not yet disclosed from his behalf, he has been married to Denise Walker since August 1, 2008. He has been one women man since very long time. He has been living happily with his wife and there in no any possibility of getting separated in coming future. Ever since they tied knot, there has not yet any issue regarding to his personal life. He has been married for 6 years by now but still the couple has no children to date. He is very happy with his wife and currently he is living in Los Angeles, California and is starring in the NBC fantasy drama, Grimm.

Talking about his social linkage, he has been actively seen on many social sites. He has been linked to his fans to communicate with him easily. Hence it seems his fans and followers have to wait little longer with patience to know about him in more detail. He has loved the way he has been admired among his fans and followers.