Prince Duren was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi and is the third in his family of four boys. His mother moved to Muskegon, Michigan, where he attended Muskegon High School and participated in Upward Bound, a program for college-ready students who needed financial support. He graduated in 2003. Prince graduated from Jackson State University in 2009 with a degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in English. While in college, Prince was drawn and exposed to a new world called theatre. It was here that he was bitten by the clichéd “acting bug”. Prince was involved in many productions including Before it Hits Home (Douglas). The Colored Museum(Walter Lee Bo Willie). Mama I Want to Sing (DJ). Bubbling Brown Sugar (Skip). During the 2007-2008 school year, Prince was president of the MADDRAMA Performance Troupe, a campus organization showcasing the beauty and culture of the African American art. After graduation, he completed his MFA training in Playwriting from the University of Arkansas. It was here where he learned the art of creating and performing for the stage. During his matriculation, he performed in productions such as: Waiting to Be Invited (Palmeroy Bateman). Anonymous (Pascal). Exonerated (Delbert Tibbs).
Prince has been described as just a great person to be around. He loves making people feel good inside and prides himself in being able to put a smile on their faces. Prince is lover of football and basketball. He’s been a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan since he was able to crawl. An avid listener of old school R&B, Prince has often been called an “old soul”. He is a family and friends first kind of guy and sees loyalty as the most important aspect in everyday life. Prince is Christian and describes himself as the sum of his life’s experiences. Prince believes that God doesn’t always choose the qualified, but he always qualifies the chosen.