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Seven Questions: Hill Harper, Actor/Author/Activist

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LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions with..." If you have a suggestion for a future Seven Questions subject send us an email.Today's subject is Hill Harper.

Hill Harper is in an award winning actor, best selling author and activist who can currently be seen on "CSI: New York," as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. Hill, a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School and Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, has also appeared in several films including Spike Lee's Get on the Bus and He Got Game and Jordan Walker Pearlman's The Visit .

In addition to his work on the big and small screen, Hill has also authored three books. Hill will be signing copies of his most recent book, The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships today at Barnes & Noble in Encino and tomorrow at Barnes & Noble in Torrance.

Hill took some time out to exchange emails with LAist to discuss his work, his writing, his good friend President Barack Obama and much more.