Hill Harper is an award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist. Harper starred on the CBS TV hit drama CSI: NY from 2004 until 2013 followed by two seasons on USA's Covert Affairs. Harper then returned to CBS in the fall of 2015 as Agent Spelman Boyle in the fast-paced new drama Limitless. In theatres, he can be seen co-starring alongside Will Smith in Sony Pictures' Concussion and the award-winning independent film 1982. Harper is the author of four New York Times best-sellers and has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. Harper founded the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation which is dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship, 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 has Honorary Doctoral Degrees from Winston-Salem State University, Cheyney University, Westfield State College, Tougaloo College, Le-Moyne Owen College, Dillard University and Howard University. Harper travels frequently as a motivational speaker, addressing a wide range of audiences, including youth, adults, couples, and business leaders. In 2014, People Magazine named him one of their Sexiest Men Alive.