Biography: Christopher Darden

Real Name: Christopher Allen Darden

Occupation: Actor, Prosecutor, Author, Lecturer, Novelist

Date of Birth: April 7, 1956

How Old is Christopher Darden: 62 years

Birthplace: Richmond, California, United States

How Tall is Christopher Darden: 4 feet 11.5 inches

Weight: 81 kgs

Nationality: American

Family: Richard Darden (Father); Jean Darden (Mother); Michael Darden (Brother).

Wife: Marcia Carter (1997-present).

Children: Tiffany Darden (Daughter).


Christopher Darden Facts:

Darden went to San Jose State University after attending John F. Kennedy High School, and there he joined an African-American fraternity named “Alpha Phi Alpha”. He graduated from San Jose State University in 1977 with specialisation in Criminal Justice Administration.

Darden has done his Juris Doctor in 1980 from the University of California, Hastings.

Darden had taken and passed the California Bar exam in summers 1980. Before he got his first job at the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles, he was unemployed for four months.

Darden was being transferred from the Criminal Courts Building (CCB) in 1988, after serving there in a hard-core gang and central trials units, to Special Investigation Division (SID).

He had been involved in the investigation of O. J. Simpson murder case.

Darden joined the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, after resigning from O. J. Simpson case.


Christopher Darden Quotes:

“It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn’t want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don’t like me and I don’t think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context.”

“I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote ‘In Contempt’ was because of the money. After the trial, I came to realize that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my family, so there were some selfish reasons for it.”

“I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.”

“I just did something on a show on UPN called ‘Girlfriends’ that will be on television in February. I am actually a much better actor today than I was in 1996, believe it or not.”

“In fact, some reviewers have said that as they got into the story they forgot that the protagonist is a black woman. They were moved by the story – by the people as a whole – and not by the little things.”

“I no longer teach law. But when I did I advised my students that they should never accept a case if it meant that by doing so you couldn’t sleep at night.”


Christopher Darden Filmography:

Sunset Beach (1999)

One Hot Summer Night (1998)

Liar Liar (1997)

Touched by an Angel (1996)

Christopher Darden Books:

Lawless (2004)

The Last Defense (2002)

L.A. Justice (2000)

The Trials of Nikki Hill (1999)

In Contempt (1996)


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