Michael J. Fox

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Michael Andrew Fox
  • Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/09/1961, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Michael J. Fox Fast Facts:
  • Added the middle initial to his professional name in honor of veteran character actor Michael J. Pollard.
  • Made TV debut on the Canadian series Leo & Me when he was 15.
  • Took over the role of Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1985) when Eric Stoltz was released shortly after filming began; continued to work on Family Ties during the day and filmed the movie at night.
  • Met future wife Tracy Pollan on the set of Family Ties when she costarred as Ellen, a love interest of Fox's Alex Keaton.
  • Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 and went public with his condition in 1998; in early 2000, left Spin City to focus on raising awareness and money for the disease.
  • Founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research in May 2000.
  • Published memoir, Lucky Man, in 2002.
  • Returned to TV in 2004 with a guest appearance on the sitcom Scrubs, a role which reunited him with Scrubs producer and Spin City creator Bill Lawrence.
  • Published a second book, Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, in 2009.
  • Was asked by longtime pal Denis Leary to appear on the FX series Rescue Me; his guest turn won him his first Emmy for a dramatic performance in 2009.
  • Son Sam was named Mr. Golden Globe in 2013.
  • Michael J. Fox Relationships:
  • Phyllis Fox - Mother
  • Esme Annabelle Fox - Daughter
  • Sam Fox - Son
  • Tracy Pollan - Wife
  • William Fox - Father
  • Aquinnah Kathleen Fox - Daughter
  • Schuyler Frances Fox - Daughter
  • Michael J. Fox Awards:
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Special - Nominee
  • 1997 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner

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