Hosea Chanchez is an American actor, rapper, and singer born in Montgomery, Alabama. He is widely known for his role in Girlfriends (2006-2008) and its spin-off The Game (2006-2015) in which he played the role of quarterback Malik El Debarge Wright. Hosea is currently 35 years old.
Hosea Chanchez’s career as an actor
Hosea grew up in Atlanta Georgia into a loving family. He was born to perform, and his family recognized his talent early on. He would sing and perform along with his grandmother, and at the age of 10, he had already decided his future. He wanted to pursue a career in acting, and after graduating high school, he made his way to Hollywood with that in mind.
The first part of any actor’s journey involves a dozen rejections before a part in any stage be it Broadway or the silver screen itself, but Chanchez would not easily give up. He worked as a car salesman in California to be able to pay for his acting lessons.
Keeping up with work and auditions were proving to be quite a challenge for Chanchez so he hired an agent while he could focus on his art and soon after that he acquired his first commercial booking. He revealed to Wendy Williams in an interview that he had to sleep in his car for almost 30 days before his appearance as a guest role in For your love.
In his later career, he has played notable roles in movies and television shows like Girlfriends, The Game, Major Crime, Dysfunctional Friends, etc. In 2016, he also made his directorial debut with the movie Ruth.
Hosea Chanchez’s Married life and love affairs
Hosea was rumored to be in a relationship with his co-star Brandy Norwood, who played the role of Chardonnay Pitts on The Game until he clarified that she was not his girlfriend and they were just co-stars.
In 2005 Hosea Chanchez dated Tika Sumpter a fellow actress and American model. They were together for two years, but in 2008 they broke off. Sumpter told the reason for their breakup was a woman Chanchez was rumored to be seeing. After that Chanchez dated Tamera Mowry, the twin sister of his co-star Tia Mowry.
In 2009 Hosea Chanchez and Tika Sumpter got married and became an item again. Tika Sumpter played the part of Jenna Rice on The Game as Malik Wright’s girlfriend. However, the couple got divorced in 2012. Sumpter is currently engaged to The Haves and Have Nots co-star Nicholas James and has given birth to a baby girl, Ella-Loren.
Hosea Chanchez is more than just an actor
Hosea was always grateful for the opportunity he got and always felt he had to give something back to the society and its youth. So, in between acting jobs, Chanchez established an organization named Watch Me Win.
The primary goal of this organization is to mentor and encourage the urban children, showing them the way to achieve what they set out to achieve. The organization has performed well since its establishment and helped a great deal in uplifting the life of neglected youths.