There's a Reason Mecca, aka Daniel Sunjata, From Power Book II: Ghost Looks So Familiar

If you've been keeping up with Power Book II: Ghost, then you're probably wondering why Daniel Sunjata's handsome character Mecca, aka Dante, looks so familiar. It's probably because the seasoned actor has been seen in a dozen TV shows and movies over the years — appearing in everything from The Devil Wears Prada to Ghosts of Girlfriends Past to Sex and the City and more. His latest role might come as a shocker (considering his complete transformation), but Sunjata is no stranger to the big and small screens. Ahead, keep reading to see what shows and movies you may recognize him from.

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Power Book II: Ghost
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Power Book II: Ghost

It seems like Sunjata has adopted a whole new look for his role in 50 Cent's Power Universe. The seasoned actor portrays Mecca, aka Dante, — Monet's (Mary J. Blige) old flame from her past who returns to shake things up — in Power Book II: Ghost.

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The Devil Wears Prada
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The Devil Wears Prada

If you're obsessed with The Devil Wears Prada, then you might recognize the actor from his small role as James Holt, an up-and-coming fashion designer at Runway.

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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Sunjata played the potential love interest for Jennifer Garner's character in this modern-day version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

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Gone
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Gone

In 2012, Sunjata starred alongside big names like Amanda Seyfried, Wes Bentley, and Sebastian Stan in this thriller about a girl reeling from a terrifying kidnapping attempt.

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Sex and the City
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Sex and the City

In the episode titled "Anchors Away," Sunjata portrayed a sailor on the show's first post-9/11-themed episode.

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The Bronx Is Burning
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The Bronx Is Burning

The actor portrayed Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson in this ESPN miniseries about the team's 1977 baseball season.

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Rescue Me
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Rescue Me

From 2004-2011, Sunjata had a starring role in this FX drama about a group of New York City firefighters post-9/11.

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30 Rock
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30 Rock

In 2010, Sunjata had a one-episode stint on Tina Fey's popular NBC show during season five, episode eight.

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The Dark Knight Rises
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The Dark Knight Rises

Sunjata's character, Captain Jones, meets an unfortunate end when he is killed by Bane in the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman film trilogy.

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Grey's Anatomy
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Grey's Anatomy

From 2010-2011, the actor played Eli Lloyd on the popular ABC show.

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Smash
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Smash

Before its cancellation, the actor played a script doctor who is constantly at odds with Debra Messing's character, Julia.

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Take Me Out
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Take Me Out

On top of his impressive résumé, Sunjata also has a theater background. He originated the role of Darren Lemming in the Broadway play and was even nominated for a Tony Award in 2003.