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Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson is an award-winning theatre actor who has also become well-known for his work on the screen. He next stars in the title role of the independent comedy Barry Munday, due out later this year. In 2008, Wilson starred in three very different films: Neil LaBute's thriller Lakeview Terrace, with Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington; the mystery drama Passengers, opposite Anne Hathaway; and the independent film Life in Flight, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Wilson previously received praise for his work in the critically acclaimed drama Little Children, in which he starred with Kate Winslet and Jackie Earle Haley under the direction of Todd Field. His motion picture work also includes the indie films Evening, with Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Claire Danes and Vanessa Redgrave; Purple Violets, directed by Edward Burns; Running with Scissors; and Hard Candy, opposite Ellen Page. He also starred as Raoul in Joel Schumacher's big-screen adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, showcasing his musical talents.

On the small screen, Wilson received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his portrayal of the morally conflicted Joe Pitt in the HBO miniseries Angels in America, the much-honored 2003 adaptation of Tony Kushner's award winning plays Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika.

Wilson has been honored with two consecutive Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical, the most recent coming for his performance as Curly in the successful 2002 Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, for which he also received a Drama Desk Award nomination. He earned his first Tony nomination for his work in the 2001 Broadway hit The Full Monty, for which he also garnered Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and won a Drama League Award.

In 2006, Wilson returned to Broadway to star in the revival of the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park, opposite Amanda Peet. He most recently starred in the 2008/09 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Katie Holmes.

Born in Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wilson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Starting his career on the stage, he earned applause in the national tours of Miss Saigon and Carousel. In 1999, he starred off-Broadway in Bright Lights, Big City, winning a Drama League Award and receiving a Drama Desk Award nomination. That same year, he made his Broadway debut in Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm, for which he won another Drama League Award.

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Patrick Wilson Facts

BirthdayJuly 3, 1973 (50)
BirthplaceNorfolk, Virginia, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Patrick Wilson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Morning Glory (2010)
The Baster (2010)
Barry Munday (2009) as Barry Munday
Watchmen (2009) as Dan Drieberg/Night Owl II
Lakeview Terrace (2008) as Chris Mattson
Life in Flight (2008) as Will Sargent
Passengers (2008) as Eric Clark
Purple Violets (2008) as Brian Callahan
Evening (2007) as Harris Arden
Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2006) as Peter
Little Children (2006) as Brad Adamson
Hard Candy (2005) as Jeff Kohlver
Phantom of the Opera (2004) as Raoul de Chagney
The Alamo (2004) as Col William Barrett Travis
Angels in America (2003) tv-mini user recommendation as Joe Pitt (breakthrough)
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