Hill HarperFebruary 12th, 2018 | Ivy Tech Community College | Culinary Building | 2820 N. Meridian Street
Hill Harper is an award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist. Harper starred on the hit CBS drama CSI: NY, HLN’s How It Really Happened with Hill Harper, and Showtime’s award-winning series Homeland. This fall, Harper will begin his role as Dr. Marcus Andrews on the highly-anticipated new show The Good Doctor on ABC. In theaters, he can be seen in the movie Concussion and the recently released Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me.
Harper has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting and is a New York Times best-selling author for his books: Letters to a Young Brother (which was also named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007), Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Additionally, he has written Letters to an Incarcerated Brother and The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place. Harper founded The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation which is dedicated to empowering, encouraging, and inspiring undeserved youth to succeed through mentor-ship, scholarship and grant programs.
Hill Harper graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his department with a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s degree with honors from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and holds Honorary Doctoral Degrees from Winston-Salem State University, Cheyney University, Westfield State College, Tougaloo College, Le-Moyne Owen College, Dillard University and Howard University. Harper currently serves on the President’s Cancer Panel having been appointed by President Obama in 2011. Harper travels worldwide as a motivational speaker, addressing current affairs and life-awakening topics to a wide array of audiences of youth, adults, couples, and business leaders. He is also a job creator, as an entrepreneur; Harper owns The Roasting Plant Coffee Roastery in Detroit, a hotel in New Orleans, and The Architect & Co – a health and wellness company. In 2014, People Magazine named him one of their Sexiest Men Alive.