Actor Terrence Clowe Steps Back in Time for Gloria Steinhem Biopic 'THE GLORIAS'
New York- Directed by Julie Taymor, THE GLORIAS chronicles Steinem's itinerant childhood's influence on her life as a writer, activist and organizer for women's rights worldwide. Clowe emerges as a Barber and supportive father of a young black girl befriended by Steinem during her childhood years living in the south.
The film stars Academy Award winners Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander as Gloria at different stages of her life, as well as Bette Midler, Timothy Hutton, Lorraine Toussaint and Janelle Monáe.
Clowe was excited to join the talented cast and for the opportunity to portray a positive role model that helped shape the young Steinem. Clowe adds, “I have been a fan of Julie Taymor’s work for some time. When I received the opportunity, I was floored! The joy and electricity you see in the scene were genuine and so appropriately set in the world of an African American barbershop, a place of community, family and culture. The relationship with my daughter in the film is apparent and I think adds dimension to the many ideals Ms. Steinem would later go on to advocate for. I have so much gratitude to be a part of the film that brilliantly honors Gloria Steinem whom I view as an extraordinary human being.”
A Clinton, Maryland native, Clowe has built a solid resume and reputation on both screen and stage. Audiences will recognize him from his previous television appearances on Boardwalk Empire, The Knick, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I Am Homicide, and Z the Beginning of Everything; as well as the feature films The Eyes with Nick Turturro and Vincent Pastore, and An Act of Terror with Olivia Washington and Tonya Pinkins. He has worked with some of the biggest directors in the business, including Rob Marshall, Chris Rock, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, Ann Reinking and Walter Bobbie.
A powerhouse on stage, Clowe has performed in the UK, Germany, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Japan and the US. He rose amongst the ranks performing in several high-level productions, including the European tour of West Side Story, Buddy Holly (Germany), and the original Dutch production of Miss Saigon. After returning to New York, Clowe landed a summer tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the featured role of Judah alongside Little Mermaid star Jodi Benson and the Osmond’s, before embarking on a two-year stint in the Tony Award-winning production Chicago. He followed that up with the iconic role of “Old Bojangles” in the European production of FOSSE. A favorite on the regional theater scene, the pinnacle was appearing with the legendary Jennifer Holliday in Dreamgirls at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, followed by an invitation to perform in her benefit concert in NYC at Towne Hall.
Clowe is a graduate of the famed New York University Tisch School of the Arts and has studied at The Lee Strasberg Institute. Currently, Clowe studies with acting coach Anthony Abeson.