A self-described perfectionist, actor Dwayne Boyd believes in delivering his true self in every performance. His ability to engage and affect his audiences through acting proves the potential of this rising star.Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Dwayne found his love for acting early in life. After completing high school, he served in the United States Army for seven years. Not long after leaving the Army, Dwayne moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue his acting career.Boyd's acting skills were first honed in Atlanta-area theater productions, including To Kill A Mockingbird and A Man's World. Dwayne has since decided to train other aspiring actors to perfect their crafts by developing the Premier Actor's Network, a group that holds weekly acting classes in Decatur, Georgia. With over 70 students currently on his roster, Dwayne managed to impress accomplished actor, writer and director Robert Townsend with his commitment to give back. Townsend has since allowed Boyd to use rehearsal space at the network offices of the Black Family Channel to accommodate his growing and successful classes.Dwayne's commitment to the art of entertainment transcends his skills as just an actor. He has found himself writing, directing and producing short films as well through Mandara Pictures. The company, founded as a partnership with actor and director Erik Eddings, has produced works such as Ruthless Company and Wanted: Video Girl. In 2004, the group was tapped to produce several episodes of Gory Stories, a children's program on the Black Family Channel. The duo is currently producing and directing a romantic comedy titled 4 Minutes for release in early 2006.Pursuing dreams as an actor has been a labor of love for Boyd, who works as a barber part-time to cover his living expenses. Still, his talent recently paid off with a starring role as Oscar in the 2005 Screen Gems production The Gospel, starring Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba and Omar Gooding. This film role follows Boyd's work in television, which included appearances in episodes of NBC's Surface and the Black Family Channel's Playhouse 22.As a talented actor who respects and continually improves his craft, Dwayne has positioned himself for further success as the filmmaking industry takes notice.