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Reprising his breakout role in the newest season of Showtime and Lena Wathe’s hit series ‘The Chi,” returning on Sunday, June 21, we would love to arrange an interview with you and film, television, and Broadway star Curtiss Cook to discuss what fans can expect from the return of his infamous character “Douda” from the forthcoming third season. Proving he is one of the busiest men in Hollywood, Curtiss will also be seen in the highly anticipated Steven Spielberg directed film WEST SIDE STORY coming to theaters on Friday, December 18. Showtime’s “The Chi” is a thrilling American drama series about life in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The dramatic series centers on a group of Chicago residents, who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Curtiss stars in the career defining role as ‘Douda,’ who is a successful Southside businessman and hustler, has ties to Reg (Barton Fitzpatrick) ), and his hands in a different pots throughout the south side of Chicago all for the good of “his” people. With ‘Reg’s’ help, he’ll become an unlikely mentor to ‘Brandon’ (Jason Mitchell) and throughout the season, viewers will come to find out if he’s one to be trusted, feared, or both. The newest season will also be introducing Curtiss’ wife ‘Roselyn,’ portrayed by BRAVO’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and Grammy Award-Winning song writer Kandi Burrus. Please use the following link to view the trailer from the upcoming season of “The Chi”: The Chi Season 3 Trailer Curtiss will also next be seen in the new WEST SIDE STORY adaptation bringing to life the new character ‘Abe,’ a mysterious NYC man who has his hands in everything happening in the streets. Being released on December 18, 2020, the Steven Spielberg lead film is an adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Other cast members in the star studded film include Ansel Elgort, Rita Moreno, Maddie Ziegler, and Corey Stoll, to name a few. An actor who began his career struggling on Broadway as a single father of 3 children, Curtiss first caught the bug for acting early in life in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Following his passion, he put everything he had into solidifying his future career as an actor. Curtiss became the first American to receive a full-ride scholarship to London’s prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He then moved to NYC and began performing on Broadway, including in productions of “The Lion King” and “Miss Saigon.” Despite being a single father of 3 children, Curtiss received encouragement and help from his family to audition for television and film and is now best known for projects including ARBITRAGE, THE INTERPRETER, and SHUTTER ISLAND, along with roles in series such FX’s “Mayans MC,” NBC’s “Manifest” as Netflix’s “House of Cards,” “Luke Cage” and “Narcos,” to name a few.