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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star, Athlete and Activist Terry Crews to Speak on Campus, April 3

Terry Crews will headline the University at Albany's Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 3.

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 2, 2019) – UAlbany will welcome Terry Crews to campus as the headliner of this semester’s Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 3.

The event is free and open to the UAlbany community and general public. It is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. in SEFCU Arena. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online and required for entry. General admission seating is first-come, first-serve.

Actor and Survivor

Terry Crews is known for his action and comedy roles in film and television, including "The Expendables" film franchise, the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Everybody Hates Chris, and the Old Spice commercials. He also has been featured over the past decade in popular films such as the Wayans brothers’ comedy “White Chicks,” the Mike Judge-directed cult classic "Idiocracy" and "The Ridiculous Six," opposite Adam Sandler.

Crews ventured into hosting as well and was the face of the long-running game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire, as well as Fox’s World’s Funniest. This year he premiered as the host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

In 2014, Crews published his first book “Manhood: How to be a Better Man – or Just Live with One.” A public advocate for women's rights, he was among those named in 2017 as TIME’s Person of the Year for going public with their stories of sexual assault.

Crews played for six years in the National Football League as a defensive end and linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.

The Speaker Series

UAlbany’s Speaker Series has brought world leaders and thinkers to campus since its inception 10 years ago. It has featured nationally-recognized icons including President Bill Clinton (Spring 2011), Earvin 'Magic' Johnson (Fall 2011), Bill Nye (Spring 2015), Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Spring 2017) and Aly Raisman (Fall 2018).

The series is sponsored by the UAlbany Student Association, Division of Student Affairs, University Auxiliary Services and the Alumni Association, in partnership with the New York State Writers Institute.

For more information, email eventtickets@albany.edu.

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