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Ben Whitehair  Actor 🎬| Entrepreneur πŸ–₯| Politico πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ| Hooligan πŸ’©| Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year (seriously, look it up). Embarrassing baby pics on website.

#tbt to that time I was on @nbcgrimm playing a cop--a role I get to play often.
I am honestly so honored every time I get to play a part as a police officer. The vast majority of police in our country put their lives on the line every day to make sure our society is safer and more protected. I absolutely believe that #BlueLivesMatter , and so grateful for the service of my fellow citizens.
At the same time, there are massive, institutional problems in this country and in the interactions of police officers with segments of our population. It is deeply troubling to me that black Americans are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers. The system is broken if the color of one's skin affects the likelihood of your protection by police. There is much work yet to be done. #BlackLivesMatter

While we work towards a reality where women are celebrated *every* day, I proudly call special attention to honor women on #WomensDay .
These three women--my sisters--are absolutely the most important women in my life. They are powerful, loving, creative, innovative, and friggin' hilarious. They teach me every day how to be a better man, to give generously, to love deeply, and to live courageously.
They have each been through extraordinary difficult circumstances in their life, and yet choose to be bigger than them. To honor their journey while forging ahead. To love with abandon and give of themselves in every way.
Nikki, Faleena, and BrieAnne: You inspire me. You make me laugh. And you make the world a better place every day. Thank you for being you.

Had a freaking blast filming last week. I used to judge emotions I deemed "negative." Then I remembered that I'm an actor--my job is to feel every emotion. And the truth is, no emotions are inherently bad or wrong. It's simply a matter of what I choose to do--or not do--with that emotion. And the more I resist something, the more it persists. Embrace it all.

Yay for new Insta swipey thingy πŸ‘ˆπŸ» #SwipeLeft
Thanks for the transformational πŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈMary Jo! How blessed am I to be surrounded by powerful leaders like MJ who use every moment to make the world a better place.

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." ~Roald Dahl

#tbt to the set of #Gold with my fellow FBI agents Toby Kebbell and Dylan Kenin. What an absolute joy it was to work with these two--and of course the 3 Oscar winners who worked on the movie as well. Go see Gold in theatres while you still can.

Starting the day with a little red carpet cation at the Made in Hollywood awards on behalf of SAG-AFTRA. How great to celebrate all the productions that filmed in LA this year. Big shout out to Gabrielle Carteris and the SAG-AFTRA leadership for their work in fighting for increased tax incentives that have created a 6.2% increase in film and TV shoots in LA in 2016.

#tbt to that time Robin and I met up with my Dad in Vegas, and took a photo that proves I'm 6'11". Take my word for it...

Where my fellow science geeks at? πŸ˜‚πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ”¬πŸ”¬πŸ”­

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." ~Oscar Wilde
Missing #NYC . Had such a blast exploring the city. Looking forward to being back in the big apple soon. #tbt

I had such a blast tonight with #NGP . I’m so honored to be the chair of this amazing Committee, surrounded by all these rock stars. Thanks to everyone who joined us tonight. And if you’re not following @NextGenPerformers, get after it! See you next time, everyone.
#Repost @nextgenperformers
Have you seen a better looking group of committee leaders?! On behalf of all of us on the NGP Committee, THANK YOU for bowling with us, and more importantly for being involved in *your* union. SAG-AFTRA is here to serve you. See you next time! πŸŽ³πŸ™‹πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€˜πŸΌπŸŽ¬πŸ†πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸŽ­

I am so proud of my Dad. He just completed 6 months of mentoring the MITT PhD program, giving back and supporting others in transforming their lives and the world. He is such an incredible example of what it is to "raise children wherever you find them." #TeamWhitehair

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