At the age of 12, Ser’Darius’ mother, an English/Drama teacher at his Florida middle school, asked for his help rewriting a classic play. In the process, she realized that Ser’Darius had a knack for writing and for memorizing large amounts of text. She encouraged him to audition for the play and he reluctantly obliged. Ser’Darius was cast as the understudy for the lead character, but by the 2nd performance, the lead became ill and Ser’Darius’ proverbial number was called. The seed was planted and his shyness evaporated. Though he enjoyed acting, he believed “there was no solid future in entertainment.” Ser’Darius wanted to be a cardiologist, but he lost hope for a sports scholarship when he injured his knee during his junior year of high school. Thankfully, due to his academic accomplishments, he was still able to acquire a scholarship to a state school.
After his second year of college, Ser’Darius felt stagnant, and decided he would transfer to University of Miami to continue his education. Months before that could happen, Ser’Darius attended an audition for a talent show (AMTC) and was selected out of thousands to attend. He earned countless trophies and callbacks from talent agents and managers on both coasts. A scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts quickly followed, and in 2007 he packed his bags and headed to New York City to pursue what he had once assumed was an unattainable goal.
Since graduating from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in 2009, Ser’Darius hasn’t stopped working. He’s guest starred on The Vampire Diaries, NCIS, Meet the Browns, Super Fun Night and was a regular on ABC Family’s “Jane By Design.” After booking a lead role in Paramount Pictures’ 2011 remake of “Footloose” directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow/Black Snake Moan), Ser’Darius also landed a supporting role in JJ Abrams’ highly anticipated Star Trek sequel; “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
2013 proved to be one of Ser’Darius’ best years yet when he landed roles in 3 feature films! He booked a lead role Sony Pictures’ football drama “When the Game Stands tall” and Chain Reaction film’s “Maybe Someday.”To top it all off, the much talked about Gitmo Prison drama “Camp X-Ray” starring Kristen Stewart made its debut to a sold out crowd at The Sundance Film Festival on 1/17/14. A talented and rising star, Ser’Darius Blain continues to hone his craft and follow his passion for creativity and achievement.
In the summer of 2014, Ser’Darius booked a lead role in Dan Pritzker’s Jazz Biopic “Bolden.” The film is slated for a fall 2016 release