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Dominic “Divine” King is an African American, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Dominic discovered the performing arts while attending Grove Park Elementary. It was his 4th-grade play where he had the chance to perform on stage as a juror in front of a live audience of friends and family. Divine was amazed of how much the audience smiled, laughed and cheered throughout the play, it was that moment that sparked the flames to the idea of acting but this wasn’t what fueled him yet into pursuing acting later on in life. As the years progressed Divine had taken an interest in many other hobbies. While attending Fallstaff Middle School he found a love for arts and crafts from ceramics, drawings to painting canvases. Aside from the arts and crafts, Dominic learned to play baseball, starting out in C-league for the Pirates which were for the younger kids. Playing baseball was Divine’s passion and he played the game extremely well as he attended Northwestern Senior High School, making the newspapers, winning trophies and his team the Wildcats becoming the top team in Baltimore City.
Being raised by his grandmother alone Dominic didn’t have the luxury of continuing with baseball and doing what most baseball players do, to join a traveling team. His grandmother instilled values, responsibilities, and independence within him at a young age. Going to a trade school and finding a career was more important and realistic in his household so that became the norm for him. After attending Test College of Technology, Divine earned his certification as an electrical technician. Once school was completed, Divine started working for Sears as an electrical repair technician. Only a year of working for Sears, Divine spent many nights alone watching Martin Lawrence’s television show MARTIN. This was the only thing that would make him happy and begin to realize that it was film and the art of acting that brings him joy and a life purpose. So Divine resigned from Sears, packed his bags and relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a new start on life.
Divine didn’t jump immediately into acting once he relocated to Philadelphia. He spent months getting to know the city and as well attended Community College of Philadelphia in the downtown area. On and off with college Divine enrolled himself in his first acting class at The Actors Alley located in Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. Divine completed the 3-month acting course than went back to a community college where he registered for English 131(Acting 1 Course). This class is where he studied theater acting and playwriting. He dissects his first big play which was called Fences by August Wilson and had the pleasure of performing as one of the characters amongst the other classmates. Divine continued with college after he completed English 131 but attended school undecided. By 2014 Divine enrolled in his third acting school at The Actors Center in downtown Philadelphia. While attending The Actors Center, Divine gained an in-depth knowledge of the art of performing, from stage to film and by the end of the course had the pleasure of being an extra in a web series.
Divine made his acting debut in Misfits, a short film by director Johno Faherty in 2015. Since then he has appeared in over 10 films, television and theatre productions. During his 2-year acting career, Divine has worked in films with Kane Hodder, Dee Wallace, Katrina Law, Michael B. Jordan, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Sylvester Stallone and many more.
Movie fans will recognize Divine from Once Upon A Time In Philly, Death House, The Recession Web Series (YouTube), Creed 2, Glass, Dispatches from Elsewhere to name just a few.
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