Packing bags and working construction as a child is where Lester Greene developed his strong work ethic. Born in Germany and raised in Texas, Lester was always a terrific athlete. He ran track and played basketball in his spare time and like most kids, had hoop dreams of playing in the NBA. Those dreams would quickly disappear after he refused an offer to play for the high school varsity basketball team. Lester knew that playing professional basketball was a long shot so he transitioned to writing. He graduated with a degree in English/Journalism from Queens College (NYC), and then he had a moment of clarity. He witnessed a shooting that caused him to rethink his entire existence. Instead of becoming an English teacher, Greene decided to write about that shooting. He went on to write four rap albums before calling it quits because rapping had no longer inspired him.
Greene had a friend named Henry who suggested that he pursue acting, considering he was already a natural performer from his music days. Greene began doing background work until he saw Larenz Tate up close and personal. Tate’s acting had inspired him to take acting more seriously so he began auditioning and booking student films, short films, and independent projects.
Lester Greene’s second act is now in full swing having already worked with Rza, Eliza Hittman, and Adele Romanski. He has studied with the likes of Alec Baldwin (Southampton Theatre), Peter Miner (Terry Schreiber Studios), Matt Newton, and Mary Boyer. He landed several speaking roles on television shows like Power, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side, 50 Central, Gotham, Cycles, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, and Rachael Ray. He has also landed speaking roles in commercials for Chase, Rogaine AAO, FYI, Philips, Amazon, MTB Bank, Citizen Watch, Peeps Delights, BuzzFeed, Boost Mobile, We The Internet TV, Crown Royal, Brooks and many more. Greene won best actor for his role in Driving Force at the Atlantic City Cinefest Downbeach Film Festival, and he won the Actors’ Showdown Monologue Competition at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival.
Independently, Greene has starred in and produced six short films, two of which aired on CBS through the African American Short Films program. He even wrote and published a book that is now available on Amazon called, “Act Like You Love Yourself.” When Lester is not working, he likes to hang out with his family at home. He enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and taking long walks in the neighborhood.