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Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Eric has been performing since he could walk. As a youngster he won many local talent shows and even traveled to Harlem where he won Amateur Night at the World Famous Apollo. As a teen he attended Carver Center for Arts in Tech with a focus on acting, and upon graduating moved to NYC where he trained at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. As a professional actor Lockley has been on both stage and screen, featured in plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Marcus Gardley and Idris Goodwin, and in film and TV featured on HBO, BET and MTV. Eric also flexes his comedy skills regularly. He received the PIT/NBC Inclusion Scholarship and continues to train at the PIT, and performed monthly with the sketch comedy collective BoogieManja. Always being pro-active about his career and aspirations Lockley, wrote, produced and starred in his own short film, "The Jump" which screened at a number of notable film festivals and won accolades including two "Best Short" Audience Awards. For his work in the theater notable awards include a Theater Hall of Fame Award, a 2014 OBIE Award and a 2015 Black Theater Excellence Torch Bearer Award. On an average day you can find Eric at a cafe writing, at a cafe running lines or at a cafe having a meeting, but inevitably he'll be at a cafe. Unless of course you find him on your stage or screen. Stay connected via social media or Eric's website: www.ericlockley.com