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Celebrating Black History Month – Lyriq Bent

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Lyriq Bent, Actor,
Lyria Bent in his role as Chekura in the mini-series, Book of Negroes. Click to enlarge.

(February 6, 2020 – Toronto, ON) Northernstars continues our look at the careers of a different actor, actress or director during Black History Month. Lyriq Bent was born in Jamaica and moved to Toronto with his family at the age of six. He did well in high school, and later attended Seneca College, graduating with high honours. He began working as a computer graphic technician; his plans, however, were short lived as he decided to take up acting on a dare. From his first appearanceas a non-speaking extra on the series Relic Hunter in 2000, this versatile actor has played an eclectic mix of roles and his multiple guest-starring television roles have kept him very busy. He is perhaps best known as Sgt. Frank Best appearing in 45 episodes of the hit Canadian cop drama Rookie Blue and for his role as Chekura in the CBC mini-series The Book of Negroes.

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