Hill Harper

Born on 17th May 1966, Hill is a well known author and an actor as well. He has appeared in many Sitcoms over the years. He is also famous for his role in ‘Slaves of Hollywood’ and ‘The Visit’. His friendship with Barak Obama is also in limelight.

Personal Life

Hill Harper took birth in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born to Harry Harper and Marilyn Hill. His father was a psychiatrist and Marilyn was an anesthesiologist. Hill went to Vista High School. He completed his Magna Cum Laude in 1988 from Brown University. From Howard Law School, He graduated in J.D Cum Laude in the year 1992. He also completed Masters in Public Administration from F. Kennedy School of Government.

He was also a member of a theater group named Boston’s Black Folks Theater Company. While studying, Hill became a good friend with Obama. He has also received few honorary degrees, from Westfield State College and Howard University, including honorary doctorates. His full name is Francis Eugene Harper. Hill is still single at the age of 50. It is rumored, that he is dating Cloe Flower. Hill has net worth of 1.5 Million U.S dollars. His salary has not been disclosed on the internet.


Hill started acting at the age of 7. In 1993, he got a role in TV series named Married…with Children. He also got a role in file named Confessions of a Dog. In 1997, he appeared in Christopher Scott Cherot’s Hay Plenty. In 1998, he played role of a pop singer in the film He Got Game.

He starred in few films, wherein he was in mainstream such as The Skulls, Beloved and Loving Jezebel. In 2000, He played a role of a prisoner who was diagnosed with AIDS in the film ‘The Visit’. Hill also played a role of investigator in a sitcom CSI: NY. In 2010, he appeared in Stonehenge Apocalypse. In 2013, he joined as a regular cast member in Covert Affairs. In 2015, He played in a play named Toast. The play was about the lives of prisoners.

Hill also has written few books. In 2006, he wrote Letters to a Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny. In 2008, he published Letters to a Young Sister: Define Your Destiny. He also wrote and published The Wealth Cure, the Conversation, The Wiley Boys and few others. He was also part of a music video Yes We Can; it was in support of Obama’s Presidential Campaign. He also appeared in Hannity a talk show related to politics. In 2016, he became spokesperson for Civil Rights Under Law.

In 2008, he became member of Alpha Phi Alpha along with Naim Akbar and Leo LeMarcus Newman. He won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding actor for his work as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes in CSI: NY. He was nominated for his role in City of Angels. He was also named as Sexiest Men Alive by People Magazine twice in year 2004 and 2014.

Last Modified: Mar 9, 2020

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