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Clément Virgo

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B: June 1, 1966 in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Clément Virgo moved to Canada when he was 11 years old. He developed his considerable skills at the Canadian Film Centre, which was founded by Norman Jewison. He is active in the Toronto film community as a past board member of L.I.F.T. and the Black Film and Video Network. His film Love Come Down won 3 Genie Awards including Best Supporting Actor. He is pictured above in 2014 while workng on the CBC mini-series The Book of Negroes, which was nominated for a 2015 Critics’ Choice TV Award for Best Limited Series, but lost to the HBO production of Olive Kitteridge. We list his credits as a director first.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

A Small Dark Fleshy Ass Thang (1991)
Split Second Pullout Technique (1992)
Save My Lost Nigga’ Soul (1993)
Rude (1995)
The Planet of Junior Brown (TV-1997)
One Heart Broken Into Song (1999)

Love Come Down (2000)
Lie with Me (2005)
Poor Boy’s Game (2006)


TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Side Effects (19??)

Soul Food (2000)
The Wire (2002)
Platinum (2003)
The L Word (2004)
ReGenesis (2006, 2007, 2009)
The Listener (2009, 2011, 2013)

Copper (2013)
The Book of Negroes (2014, mini-series)
Rogue (2015, 2016)
American Crime (2016)
Greenleaf (2016, 2017, 2018)
Billions (2019)


Credits as a Screenwriter:
Rude (1995)
The Planet of Junior Brown (TV-1997)

Love Come Down (2000)
Lie with Me (2005)
Poor Boy’s Game (2006)

The Book of Negroes (2014, mini-series)



Lie With Me, movie poster

Poor Boy's Game, movie poster