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​Biography

Darrius Garrett is a multi-talented force in the realms of literature, entertainment, and advocacy. As a co-Bestselling Author, Actor, Motivational Speaker, Mental Health Advocate, and Freedom Writer, Darrius has dedicated himself to inspiring others through his words and actions.

With a notable career spanning several decades, Darrius's pivotal contributions include co-authoring the #1 New York Times Bestselling book, "Freedom Writers Diary (1999)," and its celebrated 10th Anniversary Edition in 2009. This literary masterpiece not only captured hearts but also inspired a poignant motion picture adaptation, "Freedom Writer (2007)," where Darrius served as the inspiration for the character "Marcus." The film's release propelled the book to unprecedented heights, securing its place atop the New York Times Bestsellers list and surpassing renowned figures of the time, including President Barack Obama and John Grisham.

In addition to his literary achievements, Darrius has also showcased his talent as a playwright, crafting two compelling works for the esteemed El Camino College Theatre program under the mentorship of the late Dr. Pieter Van Niel. Through his dedication to storytelling, Darrius has not only entertained audiences but also illuminated important issues and shared profound insights.

Passionate about the transformative power of narrative, Darrius cherishes the opportunity to speak his truths and unveil fresh perspectives to the world. Whether through his writings, performances, or advocacy work, Darrius Garrett continues to inspire and uplift individuals from all walks of life, leaving an indelible mark on hearts and minds alike.

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