Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine is a first generation Ugandan American working in the mediums of photography, theatre, film and television. His photographic work has exhibited at The United Nations, Rush Arts Gallery, the UCLA Fowler Museum, The Latino Art Museum, and has featured on HBO’s “SIX FEET UNDER.”
TV acting credits include a recurring role as Usutu on NBC’s “HEROES” starting in September 2008. Additional tv acting credits include “THE RICHES” “ER,” and “CSI” to name a few. Film acting credits include “BLOOD DIAMOND.” Film directing credits include the documentary film of BIRO and the documentary film Beware of Time, which won Best Film at the Berlin Black International Film Festival.
Theatre credits include lead acting roles at The Public Theatre, The Steppenwolf Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Lincoln Center, ACT, The Long Wharf Theatre, and the National Tour of “Six Degrees of Separation.” Playwriting credits include BIRO, which held premieres in Uganda, London, New York, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Seattle, Zimbabwe, Los Angeles and Toronto. Training: Masters of Fine Arts in Acting, New York University, and completed studies at The Moscow Arts Theatre in Russia, The Royal National Theatre in London and The University of Virginia.
Awards: Fall 2004, Seed Magazine selected Ntare as 1 of 18 icons and iconoclasts whose radical ideas are inspiring a vivid dialogue that is deepening our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Received the Helen Hayes Awards Outstanding Lead Actor nomination for his performance in Nomathemba at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Received the NAACP Image Award Outstanding Lead Actor nomination for his performance in the National Tour of Six Degrees of Separation.