Fast Facts

  • Is the fifth of six children.
  • Met his wife, Alison Dickey, on the Thai set of his first film, Casualties of War, where she was Sean Penn's assistant.
  • Starred in the notable 2000 Broadway revival of Sam.Shepard's True West where he and Philip Seymour Hoffman alternated the main roles.
  • Occasionally plays the drums in Tenacious D under the name "Sasquatch."
  • Sent Chicago director Rob Marshall an audition tape of himself singing in a bow tie and suit to win the role of Amos Hart.
  • In 2002, he starred in three out of the five movies nominated for Best Picture the following year: Chicago, Gangs of New York and The Hours.
  • In 2011, Jack White produced his musical recordings.
  • The following year, took part in a benefit reading of the play 8, which focuses on the trial to overturn Proposition 8 in California, which halted same-sex marriage in that state.

Awards

  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2000, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2003, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee

Relationships

  • Alison Dickey — Wife

College

  • DePaul University, The Theatre School, Chicago, IL (BFA in Acting, 1987)

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Details

  • Birth Name: John Christopher Reilly
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: May 24, 1965, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor

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