Darrin Henson

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Darrin Henson


Darrin Dewitt Henson played Lem Van Adams on the hit Showtime series Soul Food. For four seasons, Henson gave a compelling performance of a street hustler turned husband, father, and businessman. Depicting Lem was no difficult task for Henson because he believes there's a little Lem in every brother. In Henson's words: "We all want to fight through adversities and feed our families." The show's success definitely took Henson by surprise. Happy to even be on TV, he didn't expect the audience to make Soul Food a paradigm black families could model themselves on. He proudly brags about his chemistry with the cast, saying they're like family both on and off the set.

In 2004 Darrin showed off his directing skills in the movie Violation. Starring Malik Yoba (New York Undercover) and Cynda Williams (Dorothy Dandridge Story and Mo Better Blues), Violation depicts two Gulf War veterans whose relationship may be compromised by their opposing outlooks on war.

At the age of 14 Darrin got his start with the late, legendary hip hop DJ, Scott La Rock, when he joined La Rock's Vermont school tour. As an incomparable choreographer, Darrin's dance abilities have blessed such artists as Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, and N-Sync, along with his own video Darrin's Dance Grooves. His most recognizable dance routine by far is N-Sync's Bye, Bye, Bye.