Actor Andre Holland will star in Netflix’s The Eddy. Based on an American jazz musician living in Paris, the drama series is the creation of American film director Damien Chazelle. In 2016, Chazelle won the Best Director Academy Award for La La Land, a romantic musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The Eddy was initially order by Netflix in 2017.
At 39 years old, Holland is a veteran TV and film star. In 2006, he landed his first on-screen role in Law & Order, and later starred in the short-lived 2011 NBC comedy Friends with Benefits, followed by a main role in the NBC drama 1600 Penn. By 2014, Holland experienced the best year of his acting career upon landing a main role in the Steven Soderbergh-directed Cinemax series The Knick, while also starring as Andrew Young in Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King film Selma. Holland also starred in Barry Jenkins’ 2016 hit Moonlight, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture over the aforementioned La La Land. In recent years, Holland has continued to balance feature film and TV roles. Most recently, he starred in Soderbergh’s Netflix film High Flying Bird.
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