In June 2007, he married fellow actress Ryan Michelle Bathe, his college sweetheart. They have two sons. She also stars on This is Us as a family friend in flashback scenes.
Cried when he was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards in the same year. Also cried when he won two Screen Actors Guild Awards in one year. He made history as the first African-American man to win for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
Counts NYPD Blue (1993) as the TV series that most inspired him to become an actor in his youth.
Friends with Francois Battiste.
His Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Drama TV series for This Is Us (2016) made him the first black man to win this category in the ceremony's 75-year history. 
First African-American to win the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award for 'Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series' for This Is Us (2016). SAG began handing out awards in 1995. 
Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category for his role as Randall Pearson in This Is Us (2016), but lost to Matthew Rhys from The Americans (2013).