Terry Crews Wiki – Terry Crews Biography
Terry Crews many years playing pro football, Crews retired and pursued an acting career, which took flight on the big screen in the 2000s The 6th Day. Many movie performances have followed, among them White Chicks (2004), The Expendables (2010) and its sequels, and Bridesmaids (2011). Crews have also found success on the small screen, having recurring roles on Are We There Yet?, Arrested Development, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Also known for appearing in a series of Old Spice commercials, Crews launched The Family Crews in 2010, a reality series starring his whole family.
He graduated from Flint’s Southwestern Academy before earning an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts. He then earned a full scholarship to play football at Western Michigan University, where he was an art major.
Actor Terry Crews faced a social media backlash on Sunday after his tweet about “black supremacy” sparked controversy. Many people have been protesting in the streets and online, demanding change and an end to racism and police brutality, after George Floyd’s death in police custody on May 25.
The Brooklyn-Nine-Nine star came under fire for a tweet he posted on June 7 saying that white people and black people must work together to defeat white supremacy, or else there is a risk of creating “black supremacy.”
Terry Crews Age
Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, on July 30, 1968(age 51).
As part of the WMU football team, Crews was a major force, earning all-conference honors as a defensive end and playing on the 1988 Mid-American Conference champion Broncos. In the 1991 NFL draft, the 6’2”, 245-pound Crews was drafted in the 11th round by the Los Angeles Rams. He played two seasons with the Rams before becoming an NFL journeyman, playing with the San Diego Chargers (1993-94), Washington Redskins (1995) and Philadelphia Eagles (1996). He also managed to squeeze in a season with the Rhein Fire (Germany) in the World League of American Football.
During Crews’ football years, he also tapped his artistic talents, creating a line of NFL-licensed lithographs for a national sports memorabilia company.
Movies & TV
In 1997 Crews retired from professional football and briefly took on the role of T-Money on the TV action competition Battle Dome (1999). The following year, he made his big-screen debut in The 6th Day, followed by a string of small roles in such films as Serving Sara (2002), Friday After Next (2002) and Deliver Us From Eva (2003). In 2005 Crews made a bigger splash when he returned to the small screen, landing the recurring role of Julius on the Chris Rock comedy Everybody Hates Chris.
With his face seen on TVs across the country, Crews began getting more film parts, and roles in White Chicks (2004), The Longest Yard (2005) and Norbit (2007) followed. Crews soon began landing larger roles in high-profile movies such as Balls of Fury (2007), Get Smart (2008), Terminator Salvation (2009), The Expendables (2010) and Bridesmaids (2011). Crews also reprised his Expendables role as Hale Caesar in two sequels and a video game based on the series.
Wife & Children
He got over the addiction and reconciled with his wife, Rebecca, a former beauty queen and Christian recording artist, whom he has been married to since 1990.
The couple has five children: daughters Azriel, Tera, Wynfrey, and Naomi Burton and son Isaiah.
Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth.
Like it or not, we are all in this together.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 7, 2020
Many people took issue with his use of the term “black supremacy,” saying that it isn’t a helpful perspective or a valid ideology. Actor and comedian Orlando Jones wrote: “Black supremacy? We represent 13% of the
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) June 8, 2020
Comedian Godfrey said: “I love you as a friend Brother Terry. But I disagree with you 100 %. No such thing as Black Supremacy. That is a tactic that Racist whites use to counteract our rebellion to their horrific treatment of us. It’s called Gaslighting. Black pride isn’t anti-white.”
Activist Kevin Powell added: “This makes absolutely no sense, makes the very Black self-hating assumption that Black folks would actually try to do harm to White people in major ways when there is no proof in the history of any such behavior even remotely close to White supremacist behavior. Please read books, sir.”
US population, hold no institutional power & gaslight our coworkers. We got 99 problems and your math isn’t the only 1. #StrongerTogether.”
Crystal Marie Fleming, a prominent sociologist, and author wrote:
But white supremacy is not a ‘bad attitude’ or ‘dangerous self-righteousness’. It’s a centuries-long system of power and domination built on murdering, enslaving, oppressing, denigrating, and exploiting people who are defined as ‘non-white’. Please be precise with your language.
Drawing a false equivalence between white supremacy and ‘black supremacy’ minimizes the harm enacted on Black people for centuries and fuels the myth of ‘reverse racism’. I trust this was not your intention, but it’s important to understand the weight of your words.
She explained that in her work, she explored how white supremacist racists would use the term black supremacy to undermine anti-racism movements.
Any Black person who calls me a coon or and Uncle Tom for promoting EQUALITY is a Black Supremist, because they have determined who's Black and who is not.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 8, 2020
Many celebrities and fans of the show supported Union after she was dropped, whereas according to EW, Crews praised the show and said he’d never experienced racism on set and it was “the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.” After experiencing a backlash from fans, he apologized to black women and said: “I hear you, I respect you, and understand you,” without mentioning Union.
Terry Crews Apologies
On June 4, 2020, Crews posted an apology on Twitter and specifically mentioned Union:
But I also see that I am privileged as man, in a society that also has sexism built in. This privilege carries over into my community as a Black man in relationship with Black women.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 4, 2020