Adam Lazarre-White is an actor, writer, director and producer, who is best known for roles in film and television like The Gift, The Blacklist, Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, The Temptations, The Young and the Restless and Ocean's Thirteen.
Adam grew up in Manhattan and graduated from Harvard University with Honors in Government and Political Philosophy. He was the starting Quarterback for the Harvard Crimson and also played in the Harvard University Jazz Band.
While in college, Adam began cultivating his love for acting, writing, theatre and film. He wrote script coverage for Deborah Schindler and Miriam Beliig; and during this time wrote his own first screenplay, Other Sides of The River, a coming-of-age love story set at Harvard. At Harvard, Adam studied acting with Robert Brustein (former head of both Yale Drama School & Harvard’s A.R.T.), with Ken Howard (later to be President of SAG/AFTRA) and Claire Malardie for Movement and Alexander Technique. During summers and after graduating, he continued training at home in NYC, at T. Schreiber Studios, with Gloria Maddox, Betty Buckley and Terry Schreiber, who is admired as one of the finest acting teachers in the country.
Ready for adventure and to build his career, Adam relocated to Los Angeles and studied with revered teacher Milton Katselas. In L.A., Adam worked with wonderful theater companies and directors, including The Actor’s Gang founded by Tim Robbins and the 'home' of Jack Black, as well as in multiple plays for director Michael Arabian including as 'Mercutio' in Romeo & Juliet - as he became a star on The Young & The Restless for CBS. As he continued to build his film and television career, he enjoyed years under the tutelage of the great playwright and director John Bishop ("Trip Back Down") and the veterans of the famed Circle Rep Co. with Circle Rep West; and starred in John Bishop's plays, "Legacies", "Confluence".
UP NEXT: Adam appears across from Nicolas Cage in the anticipated 2022 western, by Director, Brett Donowho, "THE OLD WAY". He also currently stars on the hit Netflix comedy, The Upshaws, as Wanda Sykes love interest; and across from Mike Epps; as well as in 2021 hit indie on Amazon Prime, "FLINCH" (see "Reel" page), as "Dougie" a dangerous, veteran undercover cop, who "lives in the gray areas"...
Adam first made a name for himself in Hollywood recurring as "Alonzo", Queen Latifa's love interest on Living Single; and dating Holly Robinson's on Hanging with Mr. Cooper. Later, fans enjoyed him as the colorful drug dealer, "Flynn" in the EMMY Award winning The Temptations; and romancing Monique on The Parkers. He later guest starred on Will & Grace, Girlfriends, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and recurred on HEROES as "Ian" with the power to bring the miracle of life by touching his hands to the earth. His notable film roles include Joel Edgerton's directorial debut hit from Blumhouse, The Gift with Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Allison Tolman and as Al Pacino's main man, do-anything "Jr. Executive" in Steven Soderbergh's OCEAN'S 13.
Adam is still well-known, loved and "hated" for his early starring role as the philandering "Nathan Hastings" on The Young & The Restless, for which he garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Actor in Daytime TV. Over his long career, he has guest starred on many hit television shows including The Blacklist, Lethal Weapon, Rosewood, Criminal Minds, "GLOW" on Netflix from creator, Jengi Kohan (Orange is The New Black).
A multi-hyphenate artist in the entertainment business, early in his career Adam adapted and produced two Regional EMMY winning TV movies, Just Passing Through and What Angels Fear; he continued in 2012, writing for Vin Deisel’s groundbreaking web-series, The Ropes, and recently spent 2020-2021 primarily writing for CBS hit franchise, NCIS New Orleans. He also produced and starred in multi-festival hit (HBO Prize Best Feature Film Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, Forgiveness (Amazon Prime) with Richard T Jones, which swept every award at the San Diego Black Film Festival, including Best Supporting Actor for Adam.
Adam directed an intense short film, 200 YEARS, for producer Rob Fried (Collateral, Rudy, Boondock Saints) that went to the 3rd round of Oscar voting for Best Live Action Short, starring Richard T Jones (The Rookie, Why Did I Get Married, Narcos) and Patrick St. Esprit (SWAT, Independence Day, Hunger Games).
Finally, as an Acting Coach, Adam has built a strong reputation, coaching beginner, intermediate and veteran working actors at his acting school, "ALW Acting Studios", for over a 20 years, proud of his students growing as artists and working professionals. As well, he's hired by studios for larger productions, notably working with "Shaq" and 'new to the game' NBA stars: Kyrie Irving, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, Lisa Leslie and Nate Robinson in the hit basketball comedy, "Uncle Drew" for Lionsgate. Adam's practical and entertaining book, for years only available to ALW Acting Studio students, "Acting Truth - 16 Cornerstones for Acting" will be published and available for all in 2022!
“The deep need to create life, truth, drama, comedy and beauty from a personal point of view, is what makes an actor an artist.”
– Adam Lazarre-White