Riveting, Remarkable, Refined, Refreshingly captivating are all words we can use to describe Cedric M. Sanders. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, raised along with two brothers and one sister, Sanders says ´ I was going to be a singer; I was going to be like Usher or somebody.” until his high school drama teacher heard him sing the national anthem at a school pep rally and offered him the lead role in the school musical. With his new found love, Sanders had the confidence and talent it took to earn a full scholarship to The University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Fine Arts Camp which helped him decide to pursue acting as a career and a star was born.
Equipped with dashing good looks and armed with an intelligence befitting of his stellar upbringing, Cedric graduated from Howard University with a BFA. The talented young Sanders got his first break in the Sundance Film Festival hit ‘The Ten” starring Jessica Alba and Paul Rudd. His next roles came quickly afterwards when he landed a supporting role in “American Gangster” opposite Academy Award Winner Denzel Washington. At this time Sanders decided to move to Hollywood for better opportunities in film and television.
A flurry of films rapidly ensued; including a lead role in the inspired by a true story portrayal of Richard Kelly in “The Least Among You” which also stared Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. Sanders received the Best Actor Award at the San Diego Film Festival for that performance. A supporting role in David Fincher’s critically acclaimed Oscar nominated film ‘The Social Network” led to the Indie car racer drama “Rocksteady” and “All Things Fall Apart” the compelling drama starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
On the small screen Cedric has lent his talent to multiple hit television shows like Law&Order, Law&Order: SVU with Emmy nominated actor Andre Braugher, “Life Support” with Queen Latifah and many more. No stranger to the stage, Sanders also won the NAACP Best Actor Award for his performance in the Play production “A Matter Of Honor”. This year Cedric continued his penchant for the stage in the Broadway historical musical “The Scottsboro Boys” at the prestigious Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Currently you can catch Anchorage Alaska’s favorite offspring Cedric Sanders in his series regular role of ‘Latrell’ on the new ABC drama “Mind Games” opposite Christian Slater and Steve Zahn.