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Darrin Dewitt Henson (born May 5, 1972 in Bronxmarker, New York Citymarker, New Yorkmarker, U.S.marker) is an Americanmarker choreographer, dancer, and actor, director and producer. . He has choreographed music videos and concerts for popular music artists such as New Kids on the Block, Jordan Knight, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and *NSYNC.

He is perhaps best known for his instructional dance video Darrin's Dance Grooves (which was heavily marketed in 2001 and 2002), and for his portrayal of ex-convict Lem Van Adams on the Showtime TV series Soul Food (the longest running drama with a predominantly African American cast in television history). Henson also acted in productions such as the ABC television movie Double Platinum and the motion picture Stomp the Yard.


Henson has so far directed one film, the 2003 film Violation.


Year Title Character Release Date
2009 Tekken Raven
2008 A Good Man is Hard to Find Clarence July
2008 The Express Jim Brown October 10
2007 Life Support MJ January 26
2007 Stomp The Yard Grant January 12
2006 The Last Stand TD July 27
2005 The Salon Michael January 19
2000 Longshot Himself March 26


Year Title Character
2007 Lincoln Heights Ruben
2000 - 2004 Soul Food Lem Van Adams
1999 Double Platinum (movie) Himself


Year Award Category Production Result
2005 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Soul Food Nomination
2004 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Soul Food Nomination
2000 MTV Video Music Awards Best Choreography "Bye Bye Bye" (by *NSYNC) Winner


  1. DiNardo, Kelly. "'Dance Grooves': Get jiggy (not jiggly) with it", USA Today, June 13, 2002. Retrieved November 6, 2009.

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