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Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford, a classically trained stage actor who has received critical acclaim for his roles in theater, film, and television, quickly gained overnight fame as the sarcastic yet vulnerable Josh Lyman on NBC's The West Wing. One of the few actors working successfully and simultaneously in theater, film and television, Whitford has become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents.

During his summer 2004 hiatus, along with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Whitford also worked on the feature film Little Manhattan, a romantic comedy written and directed by Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett.

Whitford's additional film credits include the romantic comedy Kate and Leopold, opposite Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman; The Muse, with Albert Brooks; Bicentennial Man, opposite Robin Williams; Scent of a Woman; A Perfect World; Philadelphia; The Client; My Life; Red Corner; Presumed Innocent; and My Fellow Americans.

Growing up in Wisconsin, Whitford studied theater and English literature at Wesleyan University and attended the Juilliard Theater Center. Appearing on Broadway in Aaron Sorkin's military courtroom drama A Few Good Men, Whitford's professional performance debut was in the off-Broadway production of Curse of the Starving Class, opposite Kathy Bates. Additional theater credits include Three Days of Rain, at the Manhattan Theatre Club; Measure for Measure, at Lincoln Center Theater; and the title role in Coriolanus, at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Whitford is seen weekly on the celebrated The West Wing, created by Aaron Sorkin. His performance has earned him a 2001 Emmy Award as well as Golden Globe Award nominations in 2001 and 2002. Whitford's additional television credits include NBC's ER (in the critically acclaimed Love's Labor Lost episode), The X-Files and NYPD Blue.

Whitford lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Jane Kaczmarek and their children, Frances, George and Mary Louisa.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Bradley Whitford Facts

BirthdayOctober 10, 1959 (64)
BirthplaceWisconsin, USA
Height5' 10½" (1m79)  How tall is Bradley Whitford compared to you?
Awards2001 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series (for The West Wing)

Selected Filmography

Robocop 3
Get Out
Bicentennial Man
The Cabin In The Woods
Saving Mr. Banks
Presumed Innocent
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
I Saw The Light
The Client
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