Bryan Cranston

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  • Birth Name: Bryan Lee Cranston
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/07/1956, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Bryan Cranston Fast Facts:
  • Made his acting debut in a United Way commercial at age 8.
  • After college, traveled across the country on motorcycle with his brother Kyle, altering his career plan from police work to acting during the extended trip.
  • Met his second wife, Robin Dearden, during the filming of an Airwolf episode in which he played a villain and she his hostage.
  • Won Best of the Fest Award (drama) at 1999 Breckenridge Festival for Last Chance, which he wrote and directed as a gift to his wife. Additional accolades for the film included the Audience Award at 2000 Valleyfest Film Festival.
  • Contributes to the National and International Centers for Missing & Exploited Children, hosting the organization's Hope Awards in 2005 and producing the instructional DVD KidSmartz, which promotes safety from Internet predators.
  • Coproduced and starred in the Web comedy series The Handlers, which launched in January 2011 on Atom.com.
  • Bryan Cranston Relationships:
  • Kyle Edward Cranston - Brother
  • Peggy Sell - Mother
  • Joe Cranston - Father
  • Robin Dearden - Wife
  • Amy Karalius - Sister
  • Taylor Dearden Cranston - Daughter
  • Mickey Middleton - Ex-wife
  • Bryan Cranston Awards:
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2014 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, California, United States

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