The Breaks for Sinqua Walls keep on coming…
by Ali Roc
Sinqua Walls is one of those up and coming actors you find yourself rooting for; he’s smart, humble and a student of his craft.
Walls is building quite the resume, he already has over five years of theater under his belt and if he looks familiar it’s because you’ve seen him on some of your favorite shows including, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon A Time, Friday Night Lights and Teen Wolfe, just to name a few. It was his stint on the Starz hit, Power where he spent two seasons as Shawn, the limo driver/protégé of Ghost that helped raise his profile, and whose demise also caused a collective DAMN SON from fans.
His humbleness came through when I asked him about getting the role…
“I told Courtney (Agboh) that even if I don’t get the role I’m still going to watch because the script was that dope.”
Walls gets to come into his own as Terrance “Lil Ray” Baltimore in The Breaks, VH1’s salute to 90’s Hip Hop, he switches gears and trades lines with Wood Harris (The Wire) as a mentee of sorts and Road Manager to a successful artist,
“He can handle himself in every situation. Everyone needs something from him. He is the glue that keeps it all running smoothly.”
The Breaks is only, two episodes in and if they are any indication of what is to come the show will be one to watch until at least the early 2000’s.
The Breaks Movie aired in January of last year and served as a backdoor pilot for the eventual series, Inspired by Dan Charnas’s critically acclaimed book The Big Payback. In preparation for the roll, Walls not only read the book, he also called on actual road manager’s and friends in the business. “I literally had to keep calling them and asking them to tell me about the job, I learned about persistence which is major part of a road managers job”. Walls also had to switch coasts for the role (the show was shot entirely in New York)
“I’m a fan of Hip Hop and there was no other place we could have done it.”
Hailing from Louisiana and L.A., Sinqua who is of Jamaican, French and Native American descent, used the words of his grandmother to make sure he learns from the cast and crew “My grandmother told me to learn from the ones before you” his goals are to continue to build on his resume; his role as “Lil Ray” will allow him to show more range as the breaks for Sinqua Walls keep coming.
Currently Walls is also starring in the multi-platform short film for Prada, called Past Forward, you can expect to hear and see more from him in 2017.
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