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  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/07/1965, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Boardwalk Empire's Series Finale: How Did It All End?

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's series finale of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

After five beautifully crafted seasons, the lights finally went out on HBO's Boardwalk Empire Sunday night. And as promised by creator and executive producer Terence Winter, who worked with the team that crafted the maddening and still-debated ending of The Sopranos, there was nothing ambiguous about it.

The show arguably reached its emotional climax in the penultimate episode, when Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) agreed to give up his Atlantic City empire to New York rival Charlie Luciano (Vincent Piazza) in order to save his nephew Willie. As such, the finale became a flashback-heavy exploration of Nucky's soul as he tied up loose ends with his brother Eli (Shea Whigam) and made plans to move to New York and live quietly, thanks to the cool $2 million he made manipulating the stock market with his former wife Margaret (Kelly Macdonald). 

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5 Things We Want to See in Boardwalk Empire's Final Season

The HBO drama's fifth season, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c, jumps forward seven years from the events at the end of Season 4. But perhaps more importantly, the time-warped, eight-episode Season 5 will be the last hurrah for Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) & Co.

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Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Emmy voting is underway! This week, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
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Boardwalk Empire Season 4: The Making of the Onyx Club (HBO)
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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Only Lovers Left Alive Movie, Actor - Dr. Watson
2013 The Hunger Games Movie, Actor - Beetee
2013 Broken City Movie, Actor - Commissioner Colin Fairbanks
2012 Ernest & Célestine Movie, Actor - The Bear
2011 Source Code Movie, Actor

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Boardwalk Empire Postmortem: Who Made It Out of the Season 4 Finale Alive? Who Didn't?

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's Season 4 finale of Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

If there's one thing you can count on in a Boardwalk Empire season finale, it's a pile of dead bodies.

 And although Season 4's final hour certainly delivered some brutal (and in some cases, heartbreaking) send-offs, the episode was most significant for the number of characters who managed to escape the mayhem. Perhaps the most notable survivor was ... read more

Boardwalk Empire's Latest Casualty Breaks Down the "Backstabbing" Death

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of Boardwalk Empire. Read at your own risk.]

On Sunday's Boardwalk Empirethe battle between Chalky White and Dr. Valentin Narcisse went to the next level. And by the end of the episode, another important character was counted among this season's body count.

Boardwalk Empire
: How will Al Capone avenge his brother's death?

After Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) became increasingly suspicious of Dr. Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) and his influence on Chalky's turf, Chalky recruited Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) to help him wipe out one of Narcisse's heroin headquarters... read more

Boardwalk Empire: Is a New "King" Coming to Atlantic City?

Get ready to meet a different kind of gangster on Boardwalk Empire.

On Sunday's episode (9/8c, HBO) Nucky (Steve Buscemi) & Co. will meet Dr. Valentin Narcisse (guest star Jeffrey Wright), a Harlem crime lord who is drawn to Atlantic City to investigate the disappearance of one of his talent scouts — aka the man Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) murdered in the Season 4 premiere. Needless to say, Narcisse comes to Chalky (Michael K. Williams) looking for answers. 

Boardwalk Empire
: Can Nucky walk away from being a gangster?

Unlike the hot-headed and physically imposing thugs of seasons past, Narcisse isn't necessarily seeking eye-for-an-eye vengeance. But that doesn't mean he should be underestimated... read more

The Weekend Playlist: Foyle's Cold War, A Second Look at Orphan Black

One war makes way for another as the incredibly durable Foyle's War, in its seventh Masterpiece Mystery! season on PBS, transitions from post-World War II intrigues to the ethically murky spy games of a burgeoning Cold War. "I haven't got the requisite capacity for deceit," grumbles former police DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen, radiating crisp intelligence and decency), who once again is denied his dreams of retirement when MI5 spooks reel him in, fresh off the boat from America.

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Boardwalk Empire: Can Nucky Walk Away From Being a Gangster?

Is Boardwalk Empire's Nucky Thompson turning over a new leaf?

As the HBO drama enters 1924 and the Jazz Age, Atlantic City  gangster Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is looking to make peace with his fellow crooks in New York whom he bloodied during last season's war with Gyp Rosetti. He's able to do so with a bag full of cash and the simple promise that he's no longer concerned with expanding his territory or operation.

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your returning favorites

"Nucky is really keeping a much lower profile," creator Terence Winter tells TVGuide.com.... read more

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