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James Marsden

Having appeared in a wide range of films over the course of his career, James Marsden continues to carve out a distinctive place in Hollywood with both comedic and dramatic roles. Later this year, Marsden will appear, opposite Kate Bosworth, in Screen Gems' remake of Straw Dogs, for director Rod Lurie. In the film, Marsden plays Los Angeles screenwriter David Sumner, who relocates with his wife (Bosworth) to her hometown in the deep South. Soon after they arrive, tensions build and a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both. He will also star, opposite Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Catherine Keener and Tracy Morgan, in David O. Russell's upcoming film Nailed. Marsden will play the Biel character's small-town boyfriend. Biel stars as a naive waitress who gets a nail shot into her head, causing erratic and outrageous behavior, and heads to Washington, D.C., to fight for better health care.

Most recently, Marsden appeared as a guest star in an episode of the award-winning comedy Modern Family. He played Mitchell and Cameron's mysterious neighbor who was quite the charmer. He also recently appeared in Neil LaBute's Death at a Funeral. He received a 2010 Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer for his role as the Zoe Saldana character's boyfriend, who finds himself a fish out of water at a family funeral.

He previously starred, opposite Cameron Diaz, in Richard Kelly's psychological thriller The Box. In 2008, he starred alongside Katherine Heigl in the box-office hit 27 Dresses, a romantic-comedy for Fox 2000 Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment. In 2007, Marsden received rave reviews for his singing and dancing in Disney's box-office smash Enchanted, opposite Susan Sarandon, Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey, and in Adam Shankman's box-office hit musical Hairspray, opposite John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken. Marsden played Corny Collins, the host of a television dance show.

Marsden was also seen in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns as Richard White, a new rival for the affections of Lois Lane. Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Brandon Routh and Frank Langella also starred in the film.

Marsden's diverse film credits include the X-Men trilogy, as Cyclops; the Nick Cassavetes romantic drama The Notebook; Merchant Ivory's Heights; Sex Drive; Disturbing Behavior; 10th and Wolf; and Sugar & Spice.

Marsden currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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James Marsden Facts

Birth Name James Paul Marsden
BirthdaySeptember 18, 1973 (50)
BirthplaceStillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is James Marsden compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Small Apartments
The Original
The Notebook
27 Dresses
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