Bio

 

Maurice who often refers to himself as "...just a country from California" was born and raised in San Francisco. He received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse where he met the art of acting 'by happenstance' as a pre-med student. Maurice once said, "Morehouse is where I fell in love with acting and Rutgers I married it!"   He graduated with his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers in 2006 at the top of his class. 

Maurice has theatre credits that span both coasts.  Off-Broadway include Collapse as Ted (New York City Center) and Wild With Happy as Mo (The Public Theatre.) Regionally, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom as Levee (Baltimore Centerstage & Philadelphia Theatre Company); Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet as Ogun (City Theatre of Pittsburgh); and, The Piano Lesson as Avery (Long Beach Playhouse in Los Angeles).

Maurice has been fortunate to work with notable writers and directors on new emerging works at The Public Theatre, The New Dramatists, Wesleyan University, Sundance Theatre Lab in Canada and other worthy creative entities. He has made television appearances on CBS, NBC and on FOX’s 24.

Maurice’s first feature film Finding Her was nominated for Best Feature Narrative at the 2016 Vail Film Festival and chosen as one of the showcased features at the 20th Annual Black American Film Festival in Miami Beach earlier this year.

Also this year, Maurice wrapped his second feature entitled My Other Home, a biopic about the life of former basketball star Stephon Marbury starring opposite Loretta Divine. My Other Home was directed by critically-acclaimed Chinese Director Larry Yang, and like Finding Her, will have it's international release in 2017!