Fast Facts

  • Was raised by his maternal grandmother after his parents divorced and his mother was murdered by her boyfriend in 1967. His mother's death was considered accidental until 2012 when the case was reopened and police concluded it was homicide.
  • Had to change his first name when he registered with the Screen Actors Guild because there was already a Mark McDermott; he chose Dylan as a tribute to his then-stepmother, Eve Ensler (who wrote The Vagina Monologues), because she had miscarried a baby she had planned to name Dylan.
  • Studied acting in New York with Sanford Meisner.
  • Made People Magazine's list of 50 most beautiful people in 1998.
  • Appeared in Ensler's play The Treatment in New York in 2006.
  • Had a photography exhibit in Montreal in 2013.

Awards

  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Maggie Q — Fiancée
  • Shasi Wells — Ex-significant Other
  • Eve Ensler — Stepmother
  • Shiva Rose — Ex-wife
  • Charlotte Rose McDermott — Daughter
  • Colette Blu McDermott — Daughter
  • Robin Herrera — Sister
  • Diane McDermott — Mother
  • Richard McDermott — Father
  • Julia Roberts — Ex-fiancée

College

  • Fordham University, New York, New York, United States (BA in Drama, 1983)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Mark Anthony McDermott
  • Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
  • Birthday: October 26, 1961, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor, Director

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