Sean Patrick Thomas

Biography: A talented actor who began to win due notice in the late '90s, Sean Patrick Thomas broke through to mainstream audiences with winning turns in such films as Cruel Intentions (1999) and Save the Last Dance (2001). The son of immigrants from Guyana, Thomas was born in Wilmington, DE, in 1970. While attending the University of Virginia, where he studied English and planned to become a lawyer, Thomas decided to pursue a career in acting after auditioning for a student production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Thomas broke into film with small roles in productions that included Courage Under Fire (1996), Conspiracy Theory (1997), and Can't Hardly Wait (1998). In 1996, he further added to his acting credentials by earning an M.A. in drama from New York University. Relative fame and even a blush of notoriety greeted the actor in 1999, with a pivotal role in Cruel Intentions, Roger Kumble's free and loose adaptation of Choderlos De Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses.A talented actor who began to win due notice in the late '90s, Sean Patrick Thomas broke through to mainstream audiences with winning turns in such films as Cruel Intentions (1999) and Save the Last Dance (2001). The son of immigrants from Guyana, Thomas was born in Wilmington, DE, in 1970. While attending the University of Virginia, where he studied English and planned to become a lawyer, Thomas decided to pursue a career in acting after auditioning for a student production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Thomas broke into film with small roles in productions that included Courage Under Fire (1996), Conspiracy Theory (1997), and Can't Hardly Wait (1998). In 1996, he further added to his acting credentials by earning an M.A. in drama from New York University. Relative fame and even a blush of notoriety greeted the actor in 1999, with a pivotal role in Cruel Intentions, Roger Kumble's free and loose adaptation of Choderlos De Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Co-starring alongside alpha-teens Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, and Ryan Phillippe in the torrid tale of lust, betrayal, and negligent parenting on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Thomas earned (literal) exposure as the cello teacher/illicit lover of one of the film's principle characters. Even greater exposure followed for Thomas the subsequent year, when he was cast in a substantial role as Detective Temple Page on the critically acclaimed TV series The District. Riding high, he then won his first starring role on the big screen in Save the Last Dance (2001), an interracial love story set in Chicago's South Side that featured him as a black high school student in love with a white classmate (Julia Stiles). Although the film earned mixed reviews, it found an appreciative audience, and with it, a growing fan base for the young actor. Expand

Sean Patrick Thomas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 68 Honeydripper
Lowest Metascore: 19 Halloween: Resurrection
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
41 The Curse of La Llorona Apr 19, 2019 Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Detective Cooper / Detective Cooper tbd
67 Barbershop: The Next Cut Apr 15, 2016 Jimmy / Jimmy James 5.6
68 Honeydripper Dec 28, 2007 Dex 6.2
51 The Fountain Nov 22, 2006 Antonio 8.0
59 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Feb 6, 2004 Jimmy 5.8
66 Barbershop Sep 13, 2002 Jimmy James / Jimmy James 7.0
19 Halloween: Resurrection Jul 12, 2002 Rudy 2.6
53 Save the Last Dance Jan 12, 2001 Derek 7.7
26 Dracula 2000 Dec 22, 2000 Trick 8.9
56 Cruel Intentions Mar 5, 1999 Ronald Clifford 8.2
52 Can't Hardly Wait Jun 12, 1998 Jock #2 8.1