ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Please n​ote: This event will be held at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Get ready for an evening of inspiration, enlightenment and empowerment with award-winning actor, playwright, author and entrepreneur Hill Harper. He's captured the small screen with roles on ABC's hit drama The Good Doctor, CBS’ CSI: New York, and USA Network’s Covert Affairs; and motivated youth with his uplifting books such as Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and most recently, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother.

Harper will lead Charlotte's youth in a thought-provoking conversation on creating their own path to success and manifesting their destinies.

About Hill Harper

Hill Harper is an award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist. He currently stars as Dr. Marcus Andrews on TV’s #1 new drama The Good Doctor on ABC. Additionally, Harper headlines HLN’s original series How It Really Happened with Hill Harper and stars in the just released podcast Legal Wars. Previously, Harper starred Showtime's award-winning series Homeland.

Theatrically, he can be seen in the Sony Pictures film Concussion, the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me, and the 2018 summer hit New York play Our Lady of 121st Street directed by Phylicia Rashad - a role for which he’s been nominated by AUDLECO for ‘Best Lead Actor in a Play’.

Harper has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting and is a four-time New York Times best-selling author for his books: Letters to a Young Brother (named "Best Book for Young Adults" by the American Library Association), Letters to a Young Sister, The Conversation, and The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place. Harper’s most recent book is the groundbreaking, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother. Harper founded The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation which is dedicated to empowering, encouraging, and inspiring underserved youth to succeed through education, mentorship, and grant programs.

Harper graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his department with a Bachelor's Degree from Brown University and cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a Master’s Degree with honors from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and holds Honorary Doctoral Degrees from seven universities. He served on the President's Cancer Panel having been appointed by President Obama in 2011.

Harper travels worldwide as a motivational speaker, addressing current affairs and life-awakening topics to a wide array of audiences of youth, educators and business leaders. He is also a job creator as an entrepreneur and owns The Roasting Plant Coffee Roastery in Detroit, a hotel in New Orleans, and The Architect & Co - a health and wellness company.

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