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As one of Hollywood's rising stars, Brian White is not only known on the big screen but also in his local communities as a leader and organiser.

The oldest of six children, Brian White's family profoundly influenced his multi-faceted career and interests.

From an early age, he pursued athletics in the footsteps of his father who played professional basketball in the US.

Brian White was drafted to both the NFL and NLL upon graduation, but an injury forced him to pursue other interests in finance and eventually modeling, dance and theatre.

His organisation Phunk Phenomenon Urban Theater blends his passions of youth outreach and dance.

"What really lights me up … is trying to pull younger people, especially, up with me and give them the knowledge," he says. 

With determination, talent, and a big heart, Brian White discusses with Riz Khan his fast-track to success and hopes for the future. 

This episode of One on One can be seen from Saturday, June 19, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0030, 1630; Sunday: 0430, 2330; Monday: 0300, 1230.

Source: Al Jazeera