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Donal Logue

Donal Logue's versatility and talent make him one of the most respected actors today. Born in Ottawa, Canada, Logue moved all over the United States, from the Boston area as an infant to various towns on the Mexican border. He returned to Boston to attend Harvard University, where he majored in intellectual history and discovered his love for the performing arts. While in college, he appeared in more than 30 plays, worked for two summers in the American Repertory Theater's Harvard/Radcliffe Summer Stock Company and spent a short time doing theater in England. After graduating, Logue joined the Cornerstone Theater Company, which developed community theater in rural parts of the United States. From then on, Logue dedicated himself to pursuing his passion for acting.

In his 20-plus years in the industry, Logue has starred in films such as The Tao of Steve, the story of a larger-than-life philosophizing lothario, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and won him a Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Performance. His other film credits include The Patriot, with Mel Gibson; Gettysburg; Just Like Heaven, with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo; Blade; Runaway Bride; The Million Dollar Hotel; Comic Book Villains, with Michael Rapaport; and Confidence and The Groomsmen, with Edward Burns.

Recently, Logue co-starred in Max Payne, with Mark Wahlberg, as well as The Lodger, with Alfred Molina and Hope Davis. He also appeared in Zodiac, directed by David Fincher and based on the Robert Graysmith books about the notorious Zodiac serial killer. Following the U.S. release of Zodiac, he costarred in Mark Steven Johnson's Ghost Rider, with Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes.

Logue made his directorial debut with the independent film Tennis, Anyone...?,which appeared at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. He wrote, starred in and directed the film, which is about two Hollywood has beens who try to find meaning in their lives through a series of celebrity tennis tournaments.

For television, Logue joined the cast of the NBC series Life, which was about a former police officer who returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years. In 2007, he headlined the critically lauded ABC comedy The Knights of Prosperity, in which a group of blue-collar guys band together to plan a heist of Mick Jagger's New York City apartment. Prior to that, Logue starred in the Carsey- Warner-produced show Grounded for Life, which aired for five seasons. He was also featured in a recurring role on ER as Sherry Stringfield's love interest.

Currently, Logue is in production on Terriers, a television series directed by Craig Brewer and Ted Griffin, for the FX Network. He can also be seen in the upcoming Ryan Redford film Oliver Sherman, opposite Garret Dillahunt and Molly Parker.

Logue lives in Los Angeles and has two children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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Donal Logue Facts

Birth Name Donal Francis Logue
BirthdayFebruary 27, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceOttawa, Ontario, Canada

Selected Filmography

Not available.