Dennis Quaid

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Dennis William Quaid
  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/09/1954, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; director; singer; songwriter
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Dennis Quaid Fast Facts:
  • As a teen, he performed stand-up comedy and did impressions at nightclubs.
  • Earned a pilot's license to help him portray astronaut Gordon Cooper in 1983's The Right Stuff.
  • Battled anorexia and a cocaine addiction.
  • Formed the rock band Dennis Quaid and the Sharks; he sang lead vocals and played rhythm guitar.
  • Made his directorial debut with the 1998 made-for-TV movie Everything That Rises.
  • Won a New York Film Critics Circle Award and an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in 2002's Far From Heaven.
  • Became an advocate for patient safety after his infant twins (born in 2007) nearly died as a result of a medical mistake at the hospital.
  • Dennis Quaid Relationships:
  • Thomas Boone Quaid - Son
  • Zoe Grace Quaid - Daughter
  • Lea Thompson - Ex-fiancée
  • Randy Quaid - Brother
  • Meg Ryan - Ex-wife
  • Jack Henry Quaid - Son
  • Nita Quaid - Mother
  • William Quaid - Father
  • Kimberly Quaid - Wife
  • P.J. Soles - Ex-wife
  • Buddy Quaid - Half Brother
  • Dennis Quaid Awards:
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States

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