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Todd Louiso

Todd Louiso was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Raised in an artistic environment, by virtue of his father being a dancer and choreographer and his mother working for an advertising agency, Todd began cultivating his own creative talents at a young age when he appeared in his fourth grade's production of Don Quixote. For eight years he attended one of the nation's first alternative arts schools.

After graduation, Louiso attended New York University. Starting in theater, he eventually transferred to the film department in order to learn directing. During this time he served as an intern on NBC's Saturday Night Live in the Film Unit where the commercial parodies are produced.

His next job was with Academy Award-winning director Robert Benton, working on the Touchstone Pictures' feature Billy Bathgate, starring Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Bruce Willis. Louiso formed a friendship with the film's screenwriter Tom Stoppard, which led him to producing and directing the short film The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, based on Mr. Stoppard's play. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Aspen Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Film Festival where it won the award for Best Short. It can currently be seen on Bravo and the Independent Film Channel.

In-between the adaptation and actual making of the that film, Louiso moved to Los Angeles to launch his film and television acting career. He began with James L. Brooks' series Phenom, on which he portrayed the character Brian. He subsequently appeared in the features Scent of a Woman, Apollo 13, The Rock and Jerry Maguire.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Todd Louiso Facts

BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.