Cornelius Smith Jr.

Cornelius Smith Jr. was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He honed his acting skills while at NYU, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in Acting.

He currently stars as ‘Marcus Walker,’ the newest Gladiator on Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) team, on ABC’s “Scandal.” You might also recognize him from works such as “Major Crimes,” “Whitney,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” and “All My Children,” the latter of which he received an Emmy nomination for.

He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.