I've always been an activist, so my participation in community outreach and helping is just a natural extension of that.
Being raised Muslim, we had to get up at the crack of dawn to pray. There was no sleeping in, no getting up Saturday morning to watch cartoons because there was no TV in the house. But you got up and you worked, cleaned the house.
I made some money, some real money on my first real estate transaction.
I'm a rabble rouser, man!
It's very rare that Black actors get an opportunity to do period pieces and to have a breadth of characters to choose from in their work.
I'm a very funny person that doesn't get the chance to do a lot of comedy, and the same thing with my accents.