Duan Sanderson is a trained actor and model that has played both leads and strong character roles in independent films with the most recent, as a crack head in Barry Jenkin’s Oscar Nominated film “Moonlight”. Born in Manchester, Jamaica, in 1977, he migrated to, and grew up in Westchester, NY at an early age. Duan was an avid “people watcher” as a child which led to his initial interest in acting. His father an accomplished engineer who worked with NASA on the “Lunar Rover” and his mother a nurse, both hoped he would pursue a career in STEM. Duan, however, caught the acting bug at age 10, while appearing in a play called “Trapped”, which was soon followed by a nationally distributed educational film called “Green Power”. As a result, by the age of 12 he began studying under acting coach Tina Sattin of the Open Cage Theater. Continuing to make minor theatrical appearances, Duan at age 15, was cast in a pivotal role in a play called “20th Century Slave” that sealed his career choice. Passionate about his craft, Duan has persevered in the industry landing a variety of roles in Off-Broadway Plays, Feature Films, commercials and music videos. A practitioner of Wing Chun and Wu style Tai-Chi, Duan’s most recent credits also include fight choreography in a film wherein he also played the lead assassin.