Adam grew up in New York City, graduated from The Fieldston School went on to graduate from Harvard University. Known early as an actor for Living Single, Will & Grace, The Parkers, and as “Flynn” in the EMMY winning mini-series, The Temptations, Adam was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as ‘Nathan Hastings’ on The Young & Restless. He adapted/produced Just Passin’ Through & What Angles Fear for Dreambuilder Foundation & Proctor & Gamble; both won EMMYs for Regional TV and consecutive Regional EMMYs as ‘Lead Actor’ for Adam. More recent highlights include upcoming “Flinch” by director/writer Cameron Van Hoy (Suicide Girls), 2018 hit, “Uncle Drew”, Joel Edgerton’s hit directorial debut, “The Gift”, Lethal Weapon, Rosewood, Glow (Netflix/Jenji Kohan), his role as a “B613 assassin” in Scandal, recurring on Heroes, Criminal Minds, Love’s Routine (w/ W. Defoe) and “Ocean’s 13” (w/ Al Pacino). Adam co-wrote, produced and starred in, “Forgiveness”, which won of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Fest. HBO Prize; and swept the San Diego Film Black Fest., including Best Feature Film & Best Supporting Actor for him. He was a writer on staff of Vin Desil’s ground-breaking web-series, “The Ropes” on Netflix & Crackle. Raised in the theater, Adam’s challenging roles include “Mercutio” in Michael Arabian’s “Romeo & Juliet”, Bobby Seale in Ron Sossi’s “Chicago Conspiracy Trial”, “Cody” in Neil LaBute’s “This is How It Goes”; and was an executive member of the renowned Circle Rep. West Company. In high school, Adam excelled in music, playing guitar and saxophone, and was a All-County athlete, achieving honors in football & baseball. Adam started at QB for the Harvard Crimson, earning Ivy League Player of the Week, E.C.A.C player of The Week, and The New England Sports Writers’ Player of the Week. Adam’s father is a NY City & State Commissioner; his mother, an author and former professor at The New School for Social Research. His brother, Khary Lazarre-White, the Founder of “The Brotherhood/Sister Sol”, an award winning Harlem based Youth Organization, published his first novel in 2017, “Passage”.
As a director, Adam’s short film “200 Years” produced by Rob Fried (Collateral, Rudy, Boondock Saints), for Feeln’ Originals, reached the 3rd round of Oscar voting. He lives with his wife, actress, Dendrie Taylor, and their beloved daughter, Aiyana.