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#UPFRONT Interview with "Detroit" actor Leon Thomas III (VIDEO)

Ray Cornelius
Ray Cornelius with "Detroit" actor Leon Thomas III

Take a look at my exclusive #UPFRONT interview with "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5h7Kgo-zeI">Detroit" actor Leon Thomas III. The Grammy-winning performer talks about starring in the new film which chronicles the events that led up to the historic Detroit Riots of 1967 and the infamous Algiers Motel incident. Thomas also opens up about working alongside Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and his other TV and film projects. Thomas has appeared on the Broadway stage in productions of "The Lion King," "The Color Purple" and "Caroline or Change." 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.