Darius Wallace is a native of Flint, Michigan where he was introduced to the world of performing. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy and later SUNY Purchase in New York, where he studied theater. His professional experience includes performances at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Flint Youth Theater, The Attic Theater, and The Hattiloo Theater. He has been a company member with Playhouse on the Square and Voices of the South, and is currently a company member with Playback Memphis and Tennessee Shakespeare.
His film and TV credits include Nothing But The Truth, ABC's Nashville, The World We Make, Hallmark’s Wedding At Graceland, It Knows and Brian Banks. He also directed his own movie, 100 Lives, which is available on Amazon.
Along with reciting the poetry of Langston Hughes, he has also traveled around the country performing his One Man Show on Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King.
Darius has spoken at AIA for a group of architects, as well as in High Schools, Colleges and Universities around the country. He has been a Speaking Coach for Orion Credit Union, Commercial Advisors, Sycamore Pictures, Memphis Lift, Nucor Steal, and has been a Facilitator through Playback Memphis for the Memphis Police Academy.
While this seems to be the perfect success story, there was a time when Darius was broke and broken. After losing his mother to breast cancer he found his desire to live gone, and with a growing desire for alcohol, he found himself homeless on the streets of NY. Though this was a hard time, with the potential for a tragic ending, the memory of something his father had said to him empowered him to change his narrative and rewrite his life. One step at a time, he took himself from homeless to wholeness, and eventually to a thriving acting and speaking career.
His life demonstrates the power of the written and spoken word to change lives. Darius Wallace currently lives in Memphis with his lovely wife and three wonderful children.
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