…and David Caruso (of N.Y.P.D. Blue) in Kiss of Death. He also landed roles in 1996 as a nightclub bouncer in Striptease with Demi Moore and a hard-edged computer genius in the block-buster film Mission: Impossible with Tom Cruise.

As Rhames’ star continues to rise, he remains grounded in his strong moral principles. “I was never a struggling actor, for which I feel very blessed,” Rhames admitted to People. He also credits his strong religious faith as a key to his success. As Rhames’ once stated, “Since God is the foundation of my life, anything that streams from that can only be positive.”

The actor and his wife of 16 years, Deborah, live in Los Angeles with teenage stepdaughter Tiffany, daughter Reignbeau and son Freedom.

“Just to have health and strength is a blessing,” he says. “I wake up this morning, I’m healthy, my children are healthy, my wife is healthy. None of that is promised. Everything is a blessing.”

Ving Rhames: “I Am My Brother’s Keeper”  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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