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Gary Dourdan is an American actor. He is currently in a relationship.

Relationship Facts of Gary Dourdan

Gary Dourdan is having an affair.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Gary Dourdan?

Since 2008, Gary Dourdan and Maria Del Alamo have been in a long-term relationship.

Previously, Dourdan married model Roshumba Williams in 1992, and then the ex-couple divorced two years later.

Gary Dourdan has been in relationships with Anne Greene (2007), Shakara Ledard (2004 – 2005), Lisa Snowdon (2002 – 2003), Jorja Fox (2001 – 2002), Cynthia Hadden (2001), Jennifer Sutton (1995 – 2000) and Nicole Vail Cannizzaro.

He has two children a son, Lyric, with Cynthia Hadden, and a daughter, Nyla, with Jennifer Sutton, whom Dourdan dated from 1995 to 2000.

Who is Gary Dourdan?

Gary Dourdan is an American actor best known for portraying Warrick Brown on the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and for portraying Shazza Zulu on the television series A Different World.

Dourdan is also an alternative musician and record producer with a couple of solo albums to his credit and made an appearance in Janet Jackson’s 1993 music video for the hit song.

Gary Dourdan- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

Gary was born on December 11, 1966, in Pennsylvania, USA. The son of Sandy Durdin(mother), a teacher and fashion designer, and Robert Durdin(father), an entrepreneur and agent for jazz musicians.

Dourdan is the second youngest of five children. When he was 6 years old, his older brother Darryl was murdered while on vacation in Haiti, but the case remains unsolved.

He moved with his family to Willingboro, New Jersey when he was in his youth. At this time his interests included acting, music, and martial arts. Later Dourdan moved to New York City and worked as a doorman at a rehearsal studio, where he met some of Manhattan’s promising young artists.

Gary completed his education at Strasberg Institute.

Gary Dourdan- Professional Life, Career

Before his acting career, Dourdan previously worked as a model and as an attendant for celebrity events. Dourdan played in several bands in New York City in the early 1990s and acted in regional theatre around the tristate area.

He received his first break when Debbie Allen cast him as Shazza Zulu on A Different World, based on a tape of him in an avant-garde play.

In 1996, Dourdan appeared in the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman episode “Never On Sunday”, where he played an assistant. In 1997, Dourdan played the character Christie, the first mate, crack-shot, and second in command of the spaceship Betty, in the film Alien Resurrection.

He also appears in the films Playing God and Thursday, on television starred in the Dick Wolf production Swift Justice and played a recurring role on the Showtime series Soul Food until he nabbed the part of Warrick Brown on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2007, he played the character Cameron, the boyfriend of Rowena Price (played by Halle Berry), in the film Perfect Stranger.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

  • Dourdan’s most popular role began as a cast member of the original CSI series, which debuted on October 6, 2000.
  • He played analyst Warrick Brown who, viewers find out, has a checkered past fraught with gambling problems.
  • In 2008, there was media speculation surrounding Dourdan’s CSI contract negotiations with CBS.
  • It was reported on April 14, 2008, that Dourdan was leaving the show.
  • In the Season 8 finale, Dourdan’s character was shot and left for dead at the episode’s end.
  • The Season 9 premiere revealed Dourdan’s character dying in the arms of his colleague and friend Gil Grissom.

Music Videos

  • Dourdan played Janet Jackson’s love interest in the video for her 1993 hit “Again”.
  • He had a cameo appearance in the music video “Move the Crowd” by Eric B. and Rakim.
  • Dourdan joined hip hop artist DMC (of Run-DMC) onstage at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
  • He sang alongside Macy Gray at the 2005 Emmy Awards.
  • Dourdan is an alternative musician and a record producer.

Other appearances

  • TV Guide voted him the Sexiest CSI actor on TV in its 2008 “Sexiest” issue.
  • He was the host of a BET spoken word show entitled Lyric Cafe.
  • In 2008 he voiced the character Crispus Allen in three of the six short films for Batman: Gotham Knight. The animated short films were released straight to DVD and chronicled the time in between the films Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008).
  • He portrayed Ray Carter in the video games FlatOut 2 and FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage.
  • He portrayed Chef McKenna in the 2011 film Jumping the Broom.

How much does Gary Dourdan earn?

Gary has earned a decent amount from his profession working as an actor. It is reported that Dourdan has an estimated net worth of $500 Thousand US dollars as of 2022.

He also collects classic cars and was featured on Season 1, Episode 3 of Street Customs.

Rumors, Controversy

He has been arrested twice for possession of drugs, once in 2008 and then in 2011. Later in 2011, he was again arrested for breaking his girlfriend’s nose and placed on five years’ probation.

What are the body features of Gary Dourdan?

Dourdan has decent looks and an admirable personality. He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and has an average weight of 72 Kg.

Furthermore, He has green pair of eyes whereas his hair is dark brown.

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, he has more than 199k followers on Instagram, 17 k followers on Twitter, 214k followers on Facebook, and 17.5k followers on the Tiktok account.


  • He is very good at playing the flute, piano, bass, drum, sax, and guitar.
  • As of 2022, Gary is 55 years old.
  • Gary was involved in a car accident in July 2011.
  • In August 2012, Gary filed for bankruptcy. He claimed that he owed an astonishing estimate of $1.7 million.

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