Shomari Downer

Shomari Downer

Year

2019

Program

CBC Actors Conservatory

Biography

Shomari Downer draws from a diverse range of life experiences, realities and communities to bring his characters to life. He is a child between worlds as the son of Jamaican-Barbadian parents, with siblings abroad and as the only Canadian in his extended family. Ranging from stage to television to film, Downer’s passion for authentic storytelling and honest characters has led him to explore a range of emotions and characters, from his start onscreen in John Singleton's film, Four Brothers, to his leading roles in the films, One Angry Jurorand Edging. Downer has embarked on a beautiful quixotic journey to discover himself while inhabiting the lives of others – a journey that has only just begun.