|Born||August 15, 1984
Bronx, New York, U.S.
Quinton Aaron (born August 15, 1984) is an American actor. His first lead role was as Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher in the 2009 film, The Blind Side. His height of 6' 8" (2.03 m) made him ideal for the role.
Aaron was born in the Bronx, New York City and raised in Augusta, Georgia by his mother, the late Laura Aaron, author of the book Leave Me Alone (published by AuthorHouse under her alias L.A. Aaron). Quinton began singing at an early age. At the age of 9, Quinton was baptized and joined the church choir as a mute singer, where he often led songs. He started his acting debut in the Christmas play.
Quinton made his film debut as "The Lion King guy" in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind, starring Mos Def and Jack Black. He also appeared in Fighting with Channing Tatum and Terrance Howard and co-starred in a NYU thesis short film called Mr. Brooklyn with Al Thompson (Liberty Kid, A Walk To Remember), directed by Jason Sokoloff.
Quinton starred in his first lead role as Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher, alongside Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw in The Blind Side, which was released on November 20, 2009. Directed by John Lee Hancock, the film was adapted from Michael Lewis's 2006 book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, which features the real-life story of Michael Oher.