During this time, he worked as a bodyguard for celebrities like Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and The Notorious B. G., all the while doing bit parts in television and films. During the production of the film, Duncan struck up a friendship with castmate Bruce Willis and it was Willis' influence that helped him to get his breakout role as gentle giant John Coffey in the Frank Darabont film The Green Mile (1999).
Starring alongside Tom Hanks, Duncan's acclaimed performance netted him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.
Newman popped the question in front of his congregation at The Sanctuary @ Mt. The pair reportedly met while Manigault, 42, was teaching at Howard University.
He recently named her the Director of African-American Outreach for his presidential campaign, according to MSNBC.
Manigault, was previously married to Aaron Stallworth from 2000 to 2005.
In 1979, he participated in the Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox, where he was among the first 100 people to run onto the field and he slid into third base. was killed in 1997, Duncan quit the personal-protection business.
During the ensuing riot his silver belt buckle was stolen Duncan took other security jobs while in Los Angeles while trying to get some acting work in commercials. After having begun his career with several bit parts playing bouncers in films such as Bulworth and A Night at the Roxbury, Duncan first came to prominence when he was cast as Bear in the blockbuster Michael Bay action film Armageddon (1998).