Hill Harper is a humanitarian, an award-winning actor, best-selling author, entrepreneur, health and wellness ambassador and educator, and philanthropist. Film and television actor Hill Harper has purchased downtown Detroit’s Roasting Plant Coffee. Hill Harper, actor, author and entrepreneur, is the latest celebrity to invest in Detroit. Designers from six states re-imagined 44-rooms inside the historic home owned by actor Hill Harper of ABC's "The Good Doctor." Harper, who portrayed Shelden Hawkes on CBS’s CSI: NY and Rob Emmons Homeland, grew up in Iowa but recently purchased a home in Detroit. Hill Harper announces his investment in Roasting Plant coffee in downtown Detroit in May. Peek inside the Fisher Mansion gives glimpse of Detroit's past, future. SEA is a free high school and college readiness program that Harper’s Manifest Your Destiny Foundation runs in the most challenged areas in cities across the country. Harper had previously worked as a brand ambassador and advisor to the company. In the past year, the house's new owner, TV actor Hill Harper, has been restoring the mansion to its former glory.
Harper is also a New York Times best-selling author, and he plans on bringing his Summer Empowerment Academy (SEA) to Detroit this summer, which focuses on young people.