Bradley Whitford

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  • Birth Place: Madison, WI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/10/1959, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Theater has played an important part in cultivating Whitford's professional and personal relationships. After earning a master's degree from the prestigious acting program at Juilliard, the actor hit the New York stage, appearing in a myriad of productions including A Few Good Men and Measure for Measure. While he was in the latter, cast mate Kate Burton introduced him to his future wife, Jane Kaczmarek. The couple, who have three children, were married for 16 years before filing for divorce in 2009. During the run of A Few Good Men, Whitford became friendly with playwright Aaron Sorkin, who later cast him in his seminal, Emmy-winning West Wing role. Whitford has also appeared in a number of films, showcasing his range in both comedies (Billy Madison, My Fellow Americans) and dramas (Philadelphia, Scent of a Woman). In 2006, Whitford teamed with Sorkin again on the dramedy Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, though the series was canceled after one season. After several-years' hiatus from television, Whitford returned to series TV in 2010 with a starring role in the Fox buddy comedy The Good Guys.Bradley Whitford Fast Facts:
  • One of his first professional roles was in 1987 in the off-Broadway show Curse of the Starving Class, with Kathy Bates.
  • Met West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin when he was a replacement in Sorkin's A Few Good Men on Broadway in 1990.
  • Met future wife Jane Kaczmarek (from whom he separated in 2009) when she attended a New York stage play he was starring in with her friend Kate Burton.
  • Cofounded (with Kaczmarek) The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, which auctions off celebrity apparel to benefit children's charities.
  • Bradley Whitford Relationships:
  • Frances Genevieve Whitford - Daughter
  • Jane Kaczmarek - Ex-wife
  • George Edward Whitford - Son
  • Mary Louisa Whitford - Daughter
  • Bradley Whitford Awards:
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • College:
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (BA, 1981); The Juilliard School, New York, NY (MA in Theater)

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