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Doctor Matthew Freeman is an African-American physician who served in the war with Robert Morehouse and Detective Kevin Corcoran. Devoted to his wife Sara, Freeman is forced to make a difficult decision between his calling as a physician and his concern for Sara’s well-being. When the doctor’s protective nature transcends his private life, catapulting him back to the sides of Corcoran and Morehouse, Sara will have to decide where she wants to be.
About Ato Essandoh
Ato Essandoh was born in Schenectady, New York to Ghanaian parents. One day, while attending Cornell University as a chemical engineer, he was dared by a friend to take part in a stage production called Paper Moon.
As a result of this wonderful experience, Essandoh made his way to New York City to study at the Acting Studio under the tutelage of James Price. From there he found himself in many Off-Broadway productions including Tallboy Walking by New York playwright Joshua James, Streamers at the Roundabout Theatre, MacBeth and The Three Sisters at the Manhattan Theatre Source, Mother Courage and Her Children at the Public Theatre, Native Son at the Intiman Theatre and Fish-Eye at Here Arts. Essandoh has even penned his own plays, one of which, Black Thang, was produced at the Manhattan Theatre Source and subsequently published in the popular play anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003.
Essandoh enjoys a career on both the big and small screen with memorable guest starring roles in Elementary, Blue Bloods, Damages, White Collar, Royal Pains, Treme, Law & Order: CI, Law & Order, Law & Order Conviction, Lines of Fire, and Commander in Chief. Movie roles include Django Unchained, Get Him To The Greek, Nights In Rodanthe, Blood Diamond, Garden State, Prime, Hitch, and Saving Face. Essandoh is a member of the theater company Colt Coeur and lives in Brooklyn.