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Thomas Haden Church

Thomas Haden Church

Thomas Haden Church earned Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations for his work in Alexander Payne's award-winning independent film Sideways. For his portrayal of Jack, the philandering groom-to-be taking a last road trip before his wedding, Church also won an Independent Spirit Award, as well as Best Supporting Actor Awards from a number of critics groups, including the Broadcast Film Critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics, the National Board of Review, the National Society of Film Critics, and the Boston, San Francisco and Chicago Film Critics, among others. Additionally, he shared in winning a SAG Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast with fellow Sideways stars Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh.

Church was most recently heard voicing a role in DreamWorks Animation's summer hit, Over the Hedge. He recently wrapped filming the role of Spider-Man's new archenemy, Sandman, in the much-anticipated third installment of the Spider-Man franchise, set for release in 2007. In addition, he recently starred opposite Robert Duvall in the Western epic Broken Trail, directed by Walter Hill, which premieres June 24 on television's American Movie Classics channel.

His previous feature film credits include 3000 Miles to Graceland, with Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner; the hit comedy George of the Jungle, starring Brendan Fraser in the title role; the cable movie Free Money, with the legendary Marlon Brando, Donald Sutherland and Martin Sheen; and the acclaimed Western Tombstone, in which Church made his feature film debut.

Church first became best known to television audiences when he landed the series regular role of Lowell Mather, the idiot savant airplane mechanic, on the long-running NBC comedy series Wings. He went on to play the title role of the self-righteous Ned Dorsey on the Fox comedy series Ned and Stacey, in which he starred opposite Debra Messing.

In addition to his acting work, Church is also the co-screenwriter and director of the film Rolling Kansas, which premiered as an official selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

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Thomas Haden Church Facts

BirthdayJune 17, 1961 (61)
BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, USA
Awards2007 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (for Broken Trail)
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (for Sideways)

Selected Filmography

Not available.