Driving a bus, packing bags and working construction 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 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, but then his life took a turn after witnessing a murder. Instead of becoming an English teacher, Greene decided to write about that murder. 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, 50 Cent, Omari Hardwick, Phil Allocco, 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, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, and Rachael Ray. He has also landed speaking roles in commercials for Chase, Rogaine AAO, Philips, Amazon, MTB Bank, Citizen Watch, Peeps Delights, BuzzFeed, Boost Mobile, Crown Royal, Brooks and many more. Greene won best actor for his role in Driving Force at the Atlantic City Cinefest 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 films, two of which aired on CBS/ABC through the African American Short Films program. Four of his films were picked up for distribution by AngerMan Distribution, under Greene's newly launched film company, Lubey Jube Productions. He even wrote and published a book called “Act Like You Love Yourself.” Catch on Spotify Lester's podcast show with Art Shrian: "Chocolate and Chai." Lester is the proud recipient of the Sandra Schor Award for his writing endeavors.
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.