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Joy Keys chats with Actor Aaron D. Spears from BET's Being Mary Jane

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Special Guest: Aaron D. Spears

His stars as "Mark Bradley" in BET's Being Mary Jane, the drama series produced by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil (The Game, Jumping the Broom). Aaron’s co-stars are Gabrielle Union, Richard Roundtree, Margaret Avery and Omari Hardwick.


At the insistence of one of his college professors, Aaron tried out for a part in the school play. One small part turned into six and the acting bug had taken effect.

After graduating from Delaware State University and turning down an opportunity to make the New York Jets roster, Aaron moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his acting career.

Aaron has appeared in guest starring roles on television shows NCIS, Castle, Boston Legal, Lincoln Heights, Bones and Criminal Minds. His film credits include the Academy Award nominee Babel; blockbuster hit I Love You, Man and independent films 35 and Ticking, Disrupt/Dismantle. In 2007’s The Mannsfield 12, he not only starred in the film, but donned the Executive Producer hat as well.

He portrayed Justin Barberon the cast of CBS' Emmy Award winning, The Bold and the Beautiful, which reaches 35 million + viewers worldwide.

He is a 2010 and 2011 NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama.