Jon Cryer

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Biography

  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/16/1965, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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The son of Broadway performers David and Gretchen Cryer, Jon Cryer was indoctrinated into showbiz at a young age as a child model and stage performer. Although his early success as Molly Ringwald's manic buddy Duckie in Pretty in Pink seemed to imply a wonderful future, his career stalled after a series of forgettable films. In the '90s Cryer wisely focused almost solely on television. Although four of his sitcoms flopped, he remained undaunted, and in 2003 he finally scored a hit as a pent-up single father on Two and a Half Men. That role earned him Emmy nominations four years in a row, and he finally won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009.Jon Cryer Fast Facts:
  • Began acting in junior high school.
  • Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England, before his senior year of high school.
  • Frequently mistaken for Matthew Broderick, whom he understudied and succeeded in the off-Broadway production of Torch Song Trilogy and the Broadway play Brighton Beach Memoirs.
  • Another Broderick connection occured when Cryer made his film acting debut in No Small Affair, playing a role originally intended for Broderick.
  • Cowrote, produced and starred in the independent films The Pompatus of Love and Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God...Be Back in Five.
  • Formed a company of mail-order home-cooked food in 1995 with his mother, Gretchen Cryer.
  • Jon Cryer Relationships:
  • Lisa Joyner - Wife
  • David Cryer - Father
  • Sarah Trigger - Ex-wife
  • Robin Cryer - Sister
  • Charles Austin Cryer - Son
  • Gretchen Cryer - Mother
  • Daisy - Daughter
  • Jon Cryer Awards:
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner

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