Lem Van Adams (74 episodes, 2000-2004)
Henson played Lem Van Adams on the hit Television series Soul Food (the longest running drama with a predominantly African American cast in television history) for five seasons. Henson gave a compelling performance of a street hustler turned husband, father and businessman. His character struggled to balance a drama-free life embodying loyalty to his family with an unstable past life, which included familial dysfunction and repeated prison stays. Depicting Lem was no difficult task for Henson because he believes there’s a little Lem in every brother. In Henson’s words: “We all want to fight through adversities and feed our families.”

Cast: Rockmond Dunbar, Darrin Henson, Boris Kodjoe, Malinda Williams, Nicole Ari Parker, Aaron Meeks, Vanessa A. Williams