Daniel Sunjata
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Name Daniel Sunjata Condon
Birthplace Evanston, Illinois
Birth Date (1971-12-30) December 30, 1971 (age 48)
Plays Paul Briggs
Season(s) 1
Number of Episodes 11 episodes
Images of Paul Briggs

Daniel Sunjata plays FBI Special Agent Paul Briggs on Graceland.


Sunjata is best known for his portrayal of firefighter Franco Rivera in the critically acclaimed series “Rescue Me,” opposite Denis Leary, for seven seasons. In 2006, Sunjata portrayed fashion designer James Holt in the feature-film adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Devil Wears Prada,” starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, and in the romantic comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” alongside Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey.

In addition, Sunjata’s other film credits include “Bad Company,” which starred Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock; the 2004 Woody Allen film “Melinda Melinda,” opposite Will Ferrell; and “Noel,” starring Penélope Cruz and Susan Sarandon. Sunjata garnered rave reviews for his portrayal of Langston Hughes in the 2004 Rodney Evans film “Brother to Brother” as well as for his performance as legendary baseball player Reggie Jackson in the TV series “The Bronx Is Burning.”

Sunjata’s other television credits include notable appearances on “Love Monkey,” “Law & Order,” NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” “Sex and the City,” the film “The Feast of All Saints,” and a starring role alongside Andie MacDowell in “At Risk” and “The Front”—two movies adapted from the novels of America's #1 best-selling crime writer Patricia Cornwell.

Sunjata’s repertoire is not only limited to film and television though. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Darren Lemming in “Take Me Out,” the 2003 Tony Award-winning play by Richard Greenberg. He has also appeared in “Henry VIII” at the New York Shakespeare Festival, “Twelfth Night” at the Guthrie Theater and “Cyrano de Bergerac,” opposite Kevin Kline at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Sunjata has also starred opposite Katherine Heigl in “One for the Money,” in the independent drama “Gone” (opposite Amanda Seyfried), and in the massive blockbuster hit “The Dark Knight Rises,” opposite Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway.

Born in Evanston, Ill., Sunjata was raised in Chicago and graduated from Mount Carmel High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University.

Sunjata currently resides in Los Angeles.



  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • One for the Money
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • Bad Company
  • Melinda Melinda
  • Noel
  • Brother to Brother
  • Gone
  • Lullaby


  • njne
  • The Bronx Is Burning
  • Love Monkey
  • Law & Order
  • Law & Order: SVU
  • Sex and the City
  • The Feast of All Saints
  • At Risk
  • The Front
  • Smash
  • Grey's Anatomy


  • Take Me Out
  • Henry VIII
  • Twelfth Night
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Macbeth

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