The Evolution of Stephen Bishop

Being Mary Jane in January 2014!

The Evolution of Stephen Bishop - Mary Jane Paul has two love interests in Being Mary Jane: Andre and David. David is portrayed by accomplished athlete-turned-actor Stephen Bishop and now is the time to get familiar with him.  See what the Evolution of Stephen Bishop is all about and see the role that his character David plays in Being Mary Jane this January only on BET!  (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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The Evolution of Stephen Bishop - Mary Jane Paul has two love interests in Being Mary Jane: Andre and David. David is portrayed by accomplished athlete-turned-actor Stephen Bishop and now is the time to get familiar with him. See what the Evolution of Stephen Bishop is all about and see the role that his character David plays in Being Mary Jane this January only on BET!  (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Stephen Bishop - Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union may have him now, but Bishop played the athlete David Justice (who had Halle Berry in real life) in 2011's Moneyball.Looks like he's connected to leading ladies in more ways than one.(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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Dream Come True - The role that put Stephen Bishop on the map was his portrayal of David Justice in the baseball flick Moneyball. A fun fact about this role is that Stephen was a pro baseball player out of college and grew up being a huge fan of David Justice.(Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment)

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A Natural - Although Stephen wasn't a professional actor until his adulthood, the star says that growing up he always memorized stand-up acts by big comedians and started taking his talent seriously when he took a drama class in college.  (Photo: Alexandra Wyman/WireImage/Getty Images)

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A Natural - Although Stephen wasn't a professional actor until his adulthood, the star says that growing up he always memorized stand-up acts by big comedians and started taking his talent seriously when he took a drama class in college. (Photo: Alexandra Wyman/WireImage/Getty Images)

Working With the Akils - Fun fact: Being Mary Jane isn't the first time that Stephen Bishop has worked with Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. He played small roles on their hit series Girlfriends and The Game.  (Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

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Working With the Akils - Fun fact: Being Mary Jane isn't the first time that Stephen Bishop has worked with Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. He played small roles on their hit series Girlfriends and The Game. (Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

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Hollywood Heavyweights - Stephen has been lucky enough to work with some of Hollywood's biggest stars like Denzel Washington in Safe House and Will Smith in the action movie Hancock. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Hollywood Heavyweights - Stephen has been lucky enough to work with some of Hollywood's biggest stars like Denzel Washington in Safe House and Will Smith in the action movie Hancock. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Headed to the Top - Although Hollywood throws a lot of curveballs, Stephen Bishop has been able to handle all challenges and tests like a champ. See what his biggest struggle has been on his journey to success:  "But it was a challenge to stay positive because there is so much rejection in this game that the average person would not be able to take it. Fortunately for me, I came from baseball and baseball is a game of failure. So I know how to deal with failure. I know how to deal with rejection. So I was up to the challenge of Hollywood, knocking on doors, going into rooms and being told I wasn?t right for a part."  (Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Headed to the Top - Although Hollywood throws a lot of curveballs, Stephen Bishop has been able to handle all challenges and tests like a champ. See what his biggest struggle has been on his journey to success: "But it was a challenge to stay positive because there is so much rejection in this game that the average person would not be able to take it. Fortunately for me, I came from baseball and baseball is a game of failure. So I know how to deal with failure. I know how to deal with rejection. So I was up to the challenge of Hollywood, knocking on doors, going into rooms and being told I wasn’t right for a part." (Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage/Getty Images)

Can't Get Enough - If you loved Stephen Bishop in Being Mary Jane, you'll fall head over heels for him this January when you get to check him out week after week as the sexy, successful bachelor that slipped through Mary Jane's fingers.  Don't miss Being Mary Jane this January!  (Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

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Can't Get Enough - If you loved Stephen Bishop in Being Mary Jane, you'll fall head over heels for him this January when you get to check him out week after week as the sexy, successful bachelor that slipped through Mary Jane's fingers. Don't miss Being Mary Jane this January! (Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images)