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John Hensley

John Hensley, once a horse-wrangler in Wyoming, has seamlessly transitioned from performing in the rodeo arena to roping a career in television and the big screen. Hensley is making a name for himself as one of Hollywood's up-and-coming young actors, starring opposite Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, and Joely Richardson, as Matt McNamara, on the award-winning FX Network series Nip/Tuck. The series, currently in its fifth season, has already garnered a multitude of awards including a total of five Emmy nominations, five Golden Globe(R) nominations, and the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series, Drama.

For the big screen, Hensley stars in the recently-released independent feature film, Teeth, which debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival, directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein. Hensley also stars in the independent film, 50 Pills, which premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. It was written by Matthew Perniciaro and directed by Theo Avgerinos for October Night Productions. Hensley stars opposite Lou Taylor Pucci (Thumbsucker) in this comedy about a college student who, after losing his scholarship, must sell 50 pills in a day in order to make his tuition payment. Hensley also filmed Peoples for writer/director Joseph Ardery, as the lead character in the coming of age drama about troubled youths in Kentucky. The 2004 film visited numerous festivals, taking home the Grand Jury Award for Best Feature at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and the award for Best Full Feature at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival in Pennsylvania.

In 1999, Hensley made his television debut on Comedy Central's cult hit Strangers With Candy. He went on to land the memorable role of Meadow's high school boyfriend on HBO's award-winning series The Sopranos. Hensley also played the lead opposite Gabriel Byrne in ABC's highly acclaimed but short-lived series Madigan Men, under the direction of Emmy award-winner Jim Burrows, as well as the role of Gabriel Bowman in TNT's series Witchblade. He also guest starred on the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

After graduating high school in Kentucky, Hensley spent three years in Wyoming as a horse-wrangler before deciding to pursue his passion for acting. He then attended Fort Lewis College in Colorado where he studied humanities and immersed himself in the theater community. Together with friends he formed an improv group that became so successful it was invited to perform with Chicago's famed Second City Theatre Troupe. Despite his strong ties to his southern roots, John Hensley now calls California his home. He resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

John Hensley Facts

Birth Name John Carter Hensley
BirthdayAugust 29, 1977 (45)
BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is John Hensley compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Nip/Tuck: The Sixth and Final Season
Nip/Tuck: Season 5, Part 1
The Trip Back
Witchblade: The Complete Series
Dan Daly
Meet Market
Hostel: Part III
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