Quick Facts of Avery Franklin Brooks
- Full NameAvery Franklin Brooks
- Net Worth$60 million
- Date of Birth1948 /10 /02
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceEvansville, Indiana, USA
- ProfessionActor, director, singer, and educator
- Active Year1984-2011
- SpouseVicki Bowen (m. 1976)
- Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
- Weight190 lbs (86 kg)
- EducationIndiana University, Oberlin College and Rutgers University
- Children Ayana, Cabral, and Asante
An American actor and director, Avery Brooks is highly recognized for his television roles of Benjamin Sisko on Star Terk: Deep Space Nine. Besides acting and directing, he is also a tenured professor in the theater department at Rutgers University since 1976.
Evansville, Indiana, born Avery Brooks made his first acting debut on the ABC television detective series Spenser: For Hire as Hawk. Let’s go deeper into Avery Brooks’ and know more about his bio, net worth, married, wife, family. Just stick with us to collect the detailed information of the real-life star.
Avery Brooks- Bio
Avery Brooks was born on October 2, 1948, as Avery Franklin Brooks. When he was 8-year-old, his family moved to Gary Indiana. Although the name of his father and mother has not been disclosed, his father was a Choral conductor and music instructor and his mother was among the first African-American women to earn master’s degree in music at Northwestern University.
As per Brooks’s education, he attended Indiana University and Oberlin College. However, he completed his B.A and MFA from Rutgers University in 1976. He was the first African American to receive MFA in acting.
As Brooks portrayed the role of Hawk on Spenser: For Hire, he became a popular character and after 3 seasons, he received his own short spinoff series- A Man Called Hawk. He even played Hawk in 4 Spenser Television movies: Spenser: Ceremony, Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes, Spenser: The Judas Goat and Spenser: A Savage Place.
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Till date, Brooks has appeared in many films and television series like Half Slave, Half Free: Solomon Northup’s Odyssey, Finnegan Begin Again, Roots: The Gift, American History X, and much more.
From the year 1993 to 1996, Brooks was artistic director for the National Black Arts Festival in association with Rutgers University. He also has directed Shange’s Boogie Woogie Landscapes.
Besides being an actor, director, and a professor, Avery Brooks is also a singer. He has recorded many albums with James Spaulding. He also has released his album Here, in 2009.
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Avery Brooks- Net Worth
As an American actor, director, singer, and educator, Avery has accumulated a huge sum of money from his multi-professional career. He is very much successful to maintain a lavish lifestyle along with his wife and children.
Till date, Books has exposed a great growth both in television and films. As of now, his net worth is estimated to be $60 million. Furthermore, he is not active on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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A married life with wife Vicki Lenora Brooks (Family)
Avery Brooks is living a happy married life with wife Vicki Lenora Brooks since 1976. The couple exchanged their vows in a very private ceremony attended by their friends and family. Moreover, at present, Avery and Vicki are blessed with three adult children Ayana, Cabral, and Asante.
Till the date, there are no any rumors regarding their divorce or an extramarital affair. They are very successful to maintain a healthy married life.
We wish them to support each other the way they are supporting now.