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Jean-Claude La Marre is an American writer, director, and film and television actor. His film credits include Malcolm X, Dead Presidents, Gang of Roses[1] and Go for Broke. On television, he has guest-starred on New York Undercover, Law & Order, and NYPD Blue.

Jean-Claude La Marre
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Jean-Claude La Marre speaking at press conference in Los Angeles on October 9, 2009
Born (1967-02-02) February 2, 1967 (age 52)
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
OccupationActor, producer, director, writer



La Marre is an American of Haitian descent.[2]


In 1994, La Marre plays as Jake in Fresh. La Marre's Color of the Cross, is a film that portrays Jesus as a black man, and implies that Christ's persecution was a racially motivated hate crime.[3]

In 2007, LaMarre set up a distribution output deal for his film label, Nulite Media Group. Among the films released through the label are the revisionist western, Gang of Roses, Trapped: Haitian Nights, Broom Wedding, and Nora's Hair Salon, with a cameo by Whitney Houston in the film. In 2018, he will direct the upcoming film "Gangland" with the worldwide superstar Tamar Braxton.[4][5]

In the same time, he will directed the 3rd movie of the franchise Chocolate City 3.[6]


  1. ^ "Gang of Roses". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Jean-Claude La Marre". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Johnson, Jason B. (November 7, 2006). "What race was Jesus? 'Color of the Cross' puts a different face on..." San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
  4. ^ Tamar Braxton in the Jean Claude La Marre’s Gangland movie on
  5. ^ Tamar Braxton post photo from gangland movie set on
  6. ^ Chocolate City 3 on

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