Cornel West

Cornel West

Cornel West  American Writer


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Cornel West is a 63 year old American Writer. Born on 2nd June, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, he is famous for Slave Ship: The Testimony of the Henrietta Marie. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Cornel West is a member of the following lists: Union Theological Seminary (New York City) faculty, African-Americans' civil rights activists and American anti-poverty advocates.


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First Name Cornel
Last Name West
Alternative Name Dr. Cornel West
Age 63 years
Birthday 2nd June, 1953
Birthplace Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Writer, Activist, Actor
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame Slave Ship: The Testimony of the Henrietta Marie

Cornel Ronald West (born June 2, 1953) is an American philosopher, academic, activist, author, public intellectual, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America. The son of a Baptist minister, West received his undergraduate education at Harvard University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1973, and received a Ph.D at Princeton University in 1980, becoming the first African American to graduate from Princeton with a Ph.D in philosophy. He taught at Harvard in 2001 before leaving the school after a highly publicized dispute with then-president Lawrence Summers. He was Professor of African American Studies at Princeton before leaving the school in 2011 to become Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He has also spent time teaching at the University of Paris.

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Keep the Promise: The Global Fight Against AIDS2013Short Film
Fear of a Black Republican2011Himself - IntervieweeMovie
The After Party: The Last Party 32011HimselfMovie
Piers Morgan Tonight2011Himself (3 episodes, 2011-2012)TV Show
Ghetto Physics2010HimselfMovie
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee2009Don SextonMovie
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy2009HimselfMovie
The Night James Brown Saved Boston2008Himself (as Dr. Cornel West)TV Movie
Call + Response2008HimselfMovie
Examined Life2008HimselfMovie
30 Rock2006Cornel West (1 episode, 2012)TV Show
The Colbert Report2005Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2008-2012)TV Show
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)TV Show
Street Fight2005HimselfMovie
Tavis Smiley2004Himself (28 episodes, 2004-2013)TV Show
Hand to Hand2004HimselfMovie
The Matrix Reloaded2003Councillor WestMovie
The Matrix Revolutions2003Councillor WestMovie
Real Time with Bill Maher2003Himself (17 episodes, 2004-2016)TV Show
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998HimselfTV Movie
Black is... Black Ain't1994HimselfMovie
Late Show with David Letterman1993Himself - Author (1 episode, 2015)TV Show
Charlie Rose1991Himself - Guest (5 episodes, 1995-2007)TV Show
American Masters1985Himself (1 episode, 2002)TV Show
60 Minutes1968Himself - Civil Rights Leader (segment "Cornel West") (1 episode, 2016)TV Show
Face the Nation1954Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2012)TV Show
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