April 4, 2011
-- Quinton Aaron, who garnered overnight success with moviegoers around the world for his heartfelt portrayal of Michael Oher in the Oscar-winning film, “The Blind Side,” is headed to the small screen for the epic season finale of NBC’s highest-rated drama series, “Harry’s Law.” The series, which stars Oscar winner Kathy Bates, is also one of the season’s biggest breakout hits and NBC’s biggest success story in years. Produced by television mega-producer David E. Kelley, who has won dozens of Emmys and Golden Globes for hit series like “The Practice,” “Boston Legal,” “Ally McBeal,” “Picket Fences,” “Boston Public,” and “L.A. Law,” the courtroom drama’s season finale airs April 4th, 2011.
“Harry's Law” is a comedic drama that revolves around Harriet Korn, a recently fired patent lawyer, and her group of associates as they come together to form a unique law firm in a rundown shoe store in a rough neighborhood in Cincinnati. The series co-stars Nathan Corddry (“The United States of Tara”), Brittany Snow (“American Dreams”), Jordana Spiro (“My Boys”), and Christopher McDonald (“Veronica’
s Closet”). Aaron plays the role of a death row inmate that the firm is desperately trying to set free. The cliffhanger won’t be resolved until season two’s premiere next fall, and although NBC has yet to give the official green light to a second season, sources predict the deal is near finalized and Kathy Bates is a shoe-in for an Emmy nomination. No stranger to NBC’s dramas, Aaron guest starred last season in the network’s “Mercy” as well as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” with guest star Jill Scott. Most recently he could be seen as a recurring character on The CW’s long-running “One Tree Hill” as college student Tommy alongside real life friend Sophia Bush.
Making his debut in the Michel Gondry film “Be Kind Rewind” starring Mos Def and Jack Black, Aaron followed that up with “Fighting”
starring Channing Tatum and Terrance Howard before landing “The Blind Side,” which earned him Lead Actor nominations at the MTV Movie Awards, Kid’s Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and Black Reel Awards. Aaron is also dedicated to many charities including Children Uniting Nations, a non-profit that works with at-risk and foster youth, and Beating the Odds Foundation, which works with a student mentoring program named Quarterbacks for Life aiming to inspire troubled children through the sharing of their own troubled stories. He was most recently honored by the Multicultural Motion Picture Association.
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