POWER: Most notably known as Dennis "Cutty" Wise from the hit HBO series The Wire, Chad Coleman is a powerhouse to watch. The Richmond, Va., native commands presence in shows including The Good Wife and Third Watch, and in films including The Green Hornet. Heâ€™s currently in a lead role on Fox's I Hate My Teenage Daughter and starring in Life, Love, and Soul, alongside Terri J Vaughn and Tami Roman.
PASSION: â€œBeing a storyteller, I think itâ€™s one of the greatest ways to be in service to others. Itâ€™s a gift. ... The feeling I get telling stories in indescribable.â€
PROCESS: Coleman recommends getting an advanced degree. "When you finish your education, the best agents come to your showcases, as well as follow your career, as opposed to you having to find your own work. Itâ€™s worth the investment.â€