BERNARD WHITE is no stranger to the spotlight after starring in such films as City of Angels with Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage, Pay It Forward with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey and The Scorpion King with The Rock. More recently, White appeared in the second installment of the MATRIX trilogy, THE MATRIX RELOADED. He will next be seen in Raising Helen directed by Gary Marshall and is currently working on Wim Wenders’s Angst and Alienation in America.

On the small screen, White appeared as recurring characters on such hit shows as JAG, The West Wing, and 24. His other television credits include guest starring roles on Alias, Crossing Jordan, The Agency, CSI Miami, The X-Files, Judging Amy, ER, Touched By An Angel, The Guardian, The Practice and NYPD Blue.

White directed and wrote his first film, The Want, in 2001. In addition, White has penned several screenplays and stage plays, many of which were produced in Los Angeles. He also founded plymouth, a flourishing experimental theatre company in Hollywood. White began his career on daytime television with contract roles on General Hospital, Santa Barbara and Days of Our Lives.

Born in Sri Lanka, but raised in the U.S., White is a graduate of Michigan State University, and is currently living in Los Angeles with his wife, French-American actress Nathalie Canessa-White.


Raising Helen (2004) ... Ravi Prasad
American Made (2003) ... Anant
The Matrix: Revolutions (2003) ... Rama-Kandra
The Matrix: Reloaded (2003) ... Rama-Kandra
Equation (2002) ... Pinaki
The Scorpion King (2002) ... Falconmaster
Pay It Forward (2000) ... Cop
City of Angels (1998) ... Circulating Nurse #2
Demolition University (1997) ... Momad
The Wacky Adventures of Dr. Boris and Nurse Shirley (1995)
Killing Obsession (1994) ... Lt. Jackson
Twenty Dollar Star (1991)
The Ghost of Fletcher Ridge (aka Ain't No Way Back) (1990) ... Joe Campbell
Body Count (1987) ... Robert Knight
The Education of Allison Tate (1986) ... John Riversong
American Drive-In (1985) ... Lou
The Last Hunt (1985)