Conrad Ricamora, Oliver on 'How to Get Away With Murder,' on the provocative, political 'Soft Power'

Ricamora, whose name, he points out with a wry grin, means “delicious blackberry” in Spanish, grew up on Air Force bases in the 1980s and ’90s, a gay Asian child who seemed as out-of-place in the masculine culture of his surroundings as an onion in a fruit basket. When his classmates began throwing around homophobic slurs in junior high, Ricamora knew to keep his head down and play sports. He became great at tennis.