Famous as :Actor
Birth Date :December 10, 1957
Birth Place :Chicago, Illinois, USA
Claim to fame :As John Coffey in "The Green Mile" (1999)
Persistently worked his way in the film industry from a very small role, Michael Clarke Duncan probably is one good example of the rags-to-riches story in Hollywood who has overcome all the barriers to proudly emerge as a hugely respected actor of his generation. Raised solely by his mother, Jean Duncan, since the departure of his father, Michael was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up with an initial interest in sports, particularly football that later led him to an intention to jump deeper in this branch of sports during his high school year. Not approving the idea, his mother thus encouraged him to be an actor instead, yet the thought of becoming so was never seriously considered by the boy at that time. Fate then began interfering when he dropped his study of communications at Mississippi's Alcorn State University to support his family after his mother had fallen ill. Through his night work as a bouncer at different clubs in his hometown, the big guy unexpectedly was offered security job for a traveling theater company which eventually brought him to Los Angeles.