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'Roots' 2016 - Full Cast List & Character Descriptions

The 2016 remake of the Roots mini-series premiered on History Channel tonight and you can meet the full cast right here.

Malachi Kirby was introduced to the world in the first night of the mini-series as the important character Kunta Kinte.

Other stars who will be featured in the four episodes include Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, and more!

Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte who is captured in his homeland in The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America where he’s sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history – including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation.

Click inside to meet the cast of Roots… More Here! »

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Anika Noni Rose & Anna Paquin Bring 'Roots' To NYC Ahead Of Memorial Day Premiere!

Anika Noni Rose is gorgeous as she hits the red carpet at the one night screening of her new TV mini-series Roots held at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Monday (May 23) in New York City.

The Tony Award-winning actress was joined by her co-stars Anna Paquin and her hubby Stephen Moyer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his fiancee Mara Lane, T.I.,Erica Tazel, Malachi Kirby, Nancy Dubuc, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Rege-Jean Page, Derek Luke, Lane Garrison and LeVar Burton.

HISTORY’s Roots, which is set to premiere on Monday (May 30), is the “historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship” – Watch the trailer below!


‘Roots’ Official Trailer

FYI: Anna is wearing a Escada dress. Anika is wearing an Edition by Georges Chakra dress and Swarovski jewelry. Emayatzy is wearing CD Greene.

20+ pictures inside of Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and others at the Roots screening…More Here! »

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Timothy Olyphant Celebrates Series Finale of 'Justified' with Co-Stars at Paley Center!

Timothy Olyphant suits up as he hits the carpet while attending The Paley Center for Media’s evening with the cast of Justified on Wednesday (April 8) in New York City.

The 45-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, and Erica Tazel, as well as showrunner Graham Yost.

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Justified wraps up its sixth and final season next Tuesday (April 14) at 10pm EST on FX – Make sure to tune in!

20+ pictures inside of Timothy Olyphant and his co-stars at The Paley Center for Media…More Here! »

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Timothy Olyphant Steps Out for An Evening with the Cast of 'Justified'!

Timothy Olyphant is handsome as he hits the red carpet while attending The Television Academy Presents An Evening with Justified held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Wednesday (March 19) in Hollywood.

The 45-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Joelle Carter, Walton Goggins, Erica Tazel, Jacob Pitts, Jere Burns, and producers of the show Dave Andron and Fred Golan.

Tim opened up about how he would like the show to end on its sixth and final season.

“It has to come down to Ava (Joelle) and Boyd (Walton) and Raylan,” Tim expressed at the event (via Variety). “I would be very curious to how those three points of view, those three storylines can sustain an entire series and allow the other characters to simply support them.”

FYI: Joelle is wearing a Haute Hippie dress, Diane Von Furstenberg shoes, and Antenna Studio bag.

10+ pictures inside of Timothy Olyphant and his co-stars at An Evening with JustifiedMore Here! »

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Timothy Olyphant & Carla Gugino: A Tribute to Elmore Leonard

Timothy Olyphant and Carla Gugino get together for a photograph while attending Writers Bloc Presents A Tribute to Elmore Leonard on Tuesday (January 21) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 45-year-old actor and Carla, 42, were joined by Tim‘s Justified co-stars Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter, Erica Tazel, and Jere Burns at the event honoring the late Elmore, who was the writer of the their hit FX series.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Timothy Olyphant

“I loved the man. He’s going to be greatly missed — he is,” Timothy recently expressed at the Television Critics Association Press Tour (via EW). “I feel blessed to be able to do the show and that he got a kick out of it. I feel lucky to have known the man.”

20+ pictures inside of Timothy Olyphant and others at A Tribute to Elmore LeonardMore Here! »

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Timothy Olyphant & Joelle Carter: 'Justified' Season 5 Premiere!

Timothy Olyphant suits up as he hits the red carpet at the season five premiere of his FX series Justified on Monday (January 6) at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Joelle Carter, Walton Goggins, Natalie Zea, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel, Damon Herriman, David Meunier, Jesse Luken, and Amy Smart, who came out to show her support.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Timothy Olyphant

Season five of Justified premieres tonight (January 7) on FX at 10pm EST – Be sure to check it out!

FYI: Natalie is wearing a Haute Hippie dress.

20+ pictures inside of Timothy Olyphant and others at the Justified premiere…More Here! »

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Keri Russell & Thandie Newton: TCA Press Tour Panels!

Keri Russell attends a panel for her show The Americans during the 2013 Winter TCA Press Tour held at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Wednesday (January 9) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 36-year-old actress was joined by her co-star Matthew Rhys at the panel.

Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Erica Tazel, and Joelle Carter all participated in a panel for their fellow FX series Justified the same afternoon.

Later in the day, Thandie Newton took over the stage to promote her new DirecTV series Rogue.

20+ pictures inside of Keri Russell and Thandie Newton at the 2013 Winter TCA Press TourMore Here! »

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