- NAME: Cornel West
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Philosopher, Scholar, Civil Rights Activist, Academic Author
- BIRTH DATE: June 02, 1953 (Age: 60)
- Did You Know?: Cornel West appeared in the films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
- EDUCATION: Harvard University, Princeton University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Full Name: Cornel Ronald West
- AKA: Cornel West
- ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini
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Cornel West is a political activist, author and university professor. His books include Race Matters and Democracy Matters.
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In 2003, West made his big screen debut in The Matrix Reloaded. He also appeared in the final film of the Matrix trilogy, The Matrix Revolutions (2003). West's other creative outlets include the recording of spoken word albums. Some of his work was featured on Terence Blanchard's Choices, winner of France's Grand Prix award for best jazz album of 2009.
West began co-hosting the radio show Smiley & West with Tavis Smiley. The two also co-wrote The Rich and the Rest of Us (2012).
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