Terry Crews will visit the IU Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. April 7 to discuss masculinity, diversity, hardship and hard work in the U.S. entertainment industry.
Tickets for the Union Board event go on sale Wednesday and are free for IU-Bloomington students, but $10 for the general public.
Crews’ resume of film and TV work includes “Everybody Hates Chris,” in which he played Chris Rock’s father, as well as “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “White Chicks.” Crews also starred in a collection of Old Spice commercials that went viral on YouTube.
He is a former football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Rams.
Crews was also included in the group named Time Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year — The Silence Breakers.
Aside from actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, who was accused of sexual assault by his agent, Crews was the only man Time interviewed for its cover story.
Crews is an activist, as well as a best-selling author, former athlete and actor, according to an IU Auditorium press release.
“With a combination of radical honesty, effortless charisma, and infectious enthusiasm, Crews inspires audiences to overcome fear and shame, be honest, do the work, and live life to its highest potential,” according to the release.
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