Nnamdi Asomugha on going from the NFL to an acting career.

Actor Nnamdi Asomugha’s Three Favorite Movies

Actor Nnamdi Asomugha’s Three Favorite Movies

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Sept. 11 2017 7:32 PM

Nnamdi Asomugha’s Drama School

The former NFL cornerback says football prepared him to be an actor.

Nnamdi Asomugha at the Crown Heights premiere on Aug. 15 in New York City.

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Listen to Episode 825 of Slate’s The Gist:


Former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha sees his time in football as a prep course for acting.  On The Gist, he explains how he learned to study other people while developing his own style. Asomugha stars in Crown Heights, a film based on the true story of a Brooklyn man trying to prove the innocence of his imprisoned friend. Crown Heights is in select theaters and will be available nationwide starting Friday, Sept. 15.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.