Profile: Lance Reddick (1962-2023)

Lance Solomon Reddick  was an American actor and musician. He was best known for playing Cedric Daniels in The Wire.

Early life

Lance Solomon Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland,  the son of Dorothy Gee and Solomon Reddick. He attended Friends School of Baltimore. As a teenager, he studied music at the Peabody Preparatory Institute and a summer program teaching music theory and composition at the Walden School. Reddick studied classical music composition at University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, earning a Bachelor of Music degree. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1980s. Reddick attended the Yale School of Drama in the early 1990s, receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1994.


Reddick died from natural causes at age 60 on March 17, 2023, at home in Los Angeles.

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