“I’m grateful. It means that we’re storytellers in the right direction,” LaRoyce said. “I’m always in it to storytell authentically about not just my hometown, but my culture. To tell stories that commit to the truth is what gives these nominations potential. I’m grateful for everybody else who has been nominated, because I’m pretty sure that they work extremely hard, and it just means a lot to be in a conversation.”
A native Chicagoan, LaRoyce spends his time off screen in his community speaking in middle schools and high schools, mentoring and inspiring students who share the same obstacles he did.
He got his first role playing Art Baker in the major motion picture The Express. From there he made powerful television appearances on such series as House of Payne, Detroit 187 and UnderEmployed. He landed his first big television role as a series regular of the Dick Wolf series, Chicago PD and recurs on Chicago Fire and Mark Wahlberg’s HBO show, Ballers.
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Since 1994, the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications Vision Awards have been recognizing original content in television and digital platforms that is reflective of the depth and breadth of the lives, spirit, and contributions of people of color.
The NAMIC Vision Awards honor original programming content created for television and digital platforms that best reflect the increasingly diverse, multiethnic, and multicultural viewing audience.
The NAMIC Vision Award winners will be announced in April.