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Dermot Mulroney Biography | Who Is Dermot Mulroney?
Dermot Mulroney is an American actor, Voice actor, and musician. Dermot is best known for his roles in romantic comedy, western, and drama films. He has appeared on screen since the mid 1980s.
He is also known for his work in films such as Sunset (1988), Young Guns (1988), Staying Together (1989), Where the Day Takes You (1992), Point of No Return (1993), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), About Schmidt (2002), The Wedding Date (2005), August: Osage County (2013), Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015), and also the HBO films The Last Outlaw (1993) and Long Gone (1987).
He attended Matthew Maury Elementary School and played cello in school and city youth orchestras. She as well as acted in children’s community theater.
Dermot finished 9th and 10th grades at George Washington High School, before attending T. C. Williams High School (grad. 1981). In his sophomore year in high school, Dermot attended the Interlocked Arts Camp as a cellist.
He studied communications at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois , where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and graduated in 1985.
Dermot Mulroney Age
Dermot was born on October 31, 1963 in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. He is 59 years
Dermot Mulroney Family
Mulroney was born to Michael Mulroney and Ellen. Michael originally from Elkader, Iowa, was a law professor at Villanova University School of Law beginning in the 90s, prior to which he had a private practice in tax law for thirty years in Washington, D.C. His mother originally from Manchester, Iowa, was a regional theater actress.
He was born the middle child among five siblings. Mulroney has two older brothers, Conor and Sean; a younger brother, Kieran Mulroney, who is an actor and screenwriter; and a younger sister, Moira.
Dermot Mulroney Tharita Cesaroni | Dermot Mulroney Wife | Dermot Mulroney and Wife
Is Dermot Mulroney Married? Who Is Dermot Mulroney Married To? Mulroney married Italian Tharita Catulle in 2008. The couple has two daughters.
Dermot Mulroney Catherine Keener | Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney
Dermot married actress Catherine Keener in 1990 after they met in 1986 when filming Survival Quest. They have a son together. They separated in May 2005 and Dermot filed for divorce on June 11, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences. On December 19, 2017, their divorce became final.
Dermot Mulroney Children
Dermot and Keener have a son named Clyde Keener Mulroney (born June 21, 1999) who is a singer. He has two daughters; Mabel, born in 2008, and Sally June, born in 2009. The family lives in Los Angeles.
Actor Dermot Mulroney
During his senior year in college, Dermot responded to a sign-up sheet and also auditioned in front of WMA agent Barbara Gale. She offered him a contract and asked him to relocate to Hollywood. Dermot auditioned for three months before landing the role of the male lead in his debut in Sin of Innocence.
During his first decade acting, he appeared in a slew of drama films often dealing with heavy subject matter: Sin of Innocence (1986) where he played a stepbrother romantically involved with his stepsister after their parents marry; Daddy (1987) where he played the boyfriend in a couple struggling with teenage parenthood.
In Unconquered (1989), he portrayed the son of Richmond Flowers Sr., an opponent of Alabama Governor George Wallace’s segregationist policies.
In Longtime Companion (1989), he portrayed the first HIV/AIDS patient to die of the disease in a widely-released film and in Where the Day Takes You (1992), he plays the leader of a group of teenage runaways trying to survive in the streets of Los Angeles.
He has played in supporting roles in the Emmy Award-nominated Family Pictures (1993), which dealt with the struggles of raising an autistic child, and also Bastard out of Carolina (1996), which dealt with abuse and molestation.
He appeared in the baseball flick Long Gone in 1988, for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at the Cable ACE Awards.
He appeared in Survival Quest in 1989, during which he met Catherine Keener. While filming, in 1986, Catherine was caught in a river current and floated precariously close to whitewater rapids when Mulroney jumped in and the pair were picked up half a mile downstream. The two eventually married in 1990.
The two went on to appear together in four other films: Living In Oblivion (1995), Heroine of Hell (1996), Box of Moonlight (1996) and also Lovely & Amazing (2001). His roles in Samantha (1991) and Where The Day Takes You (1992) awarded him Best Actor at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Dermot appeared in a number of western films throughout this period, namely Young Guns in 1988, Silent Tongue and The Last Outlaw in 1993, and also Bad Girls in 1994.
The Sam Shepard-directed Silent Tongue would then mark the second in a series of four collaborations, with the two previously appearing together on screen in Bright Angel (1990), for which he won the Jury Special Prize at the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema.
Dermot co-starred in the comedy-drama films: Staying Together (1989); The Thing Called Love (1993), the second of two collaborations with River Phoenix before his death; and There Goes My Baby (1994), originally filmed in 1990.
Dermot appeared in the thriller films Point of No Return in 1993; Copycat in 1995; the Palme d’Or-nominated Kansas City, and in The Trigger Effect in 1996. He was then nominated for Best Kiss, with Winona Ryder, for How to Make an American Quilt (1996) at the MTV Movie Awards.
Various of his lead performances have been in romantic comedy films. He has appeared in many movies, including as the male lead in My Best Friend’s Wedding alongside Julia Roberts and also Cameron Diaz.
He played “J.P”, the boyfriend of star “Maggie” (played by Bridget Fonda) in Point of No Return in 1993. Dermot also played the love interest of Madeleine Stowe in the western Bad Girls.
Dermot Mulroney The Wedding Date
He then played a male escort alongside Debra Messing in The Wedding Date in 2005. He co-starred in the ensemble film The Family Stone, with Sarah Jessica Parker. Mulroney was also in the movie Abduction (2011) as Martin Price.
He played Gavin Mitchell on the TV series Friends in 2003. Dermot appeared in three episodes of the ninth season with his character briefly dating Rachel. This would mark his last on-screen appearance on television for a number of years.
He later revealed in a May 2007 interview that he had turned away TV series roles in favor of film. Dermot appeared in the fifth season of The Batman animated series in a voiced role playing the Green Lanthern/Hal Jordan in three episodes in 2007.
Mulroney wrote the song “Someone Else’s Used Guitar” for Peter Bogda novich’s The Thing Called Love in 1993, in which he also starred.
He also had a cameo in the Joaquin Phoenix–directed video “Tired of Being Sorry” for Balthazar Getty’s band Ringside. He is also credited as a song performer on the movie and for four other tunes, as well as acting in the movie.
Dermot occasionally reads stories on the WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. He played the love interest of Zooey Deschanel, Russell, in the Fox series New Girl in 2012. He portrayed the title starring role in the psychotropic horror film The Rambler in 2013, it premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Dermot also starred alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and also Stefanie Scott in the 2015 horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 3. He is also the narrator of Legends & Lies (2015-2016) executive produced by Bill O’Reilly for Fox News Channel.
Dermot Mulroney Shameless
He has played the main antagonist Francis Gibson in NBC’s Crisis, Dr. Walter Wallace in Pure Genius, and also Sean Pierce in Showtime’s Shameless.
Dermot Mulroney Height
How Tall Is Dermot Mulroney? Dermot stands at a height of 1.77 m.
Dermot Mulroney Scar | Dermot Mulroney Lip Scar
According to an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times Sunday magazine Splash, Dermot explains how he got his scar and how it has ever since become an asset to his career.
“It was a long time ago, so I’ve always had it,” he said. “I was 3 and a half and I was carrying a dish for our pet rabbits. And I tripped and it broke, and I fell on it.
I definitely remember that day, even though I was 3 years old. I don’t think about it or see it, but it’s always been there. It certainly has its place on my face, right below my right nostril. That’s where it belongs.”
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