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Ato Essilfi Bracato Essandoh (born July 29, 1972) is an American television and film actor.
Essandoh was born in Schenectady, New York and graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1990. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He first joined theater when he was dared to do so by a girlfriend. He is also a playwright, and authored Black Thang which is published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003. He studied acting at the Acting Studio in New York City. Essandoh is the co-founder of The Defiant Ones writing and performance group.
His parents are from Ghana.
He launched a podcast, Unrelated, together with his childhood friend Chris Cecot.

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