Oliver Platt

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/12/1960, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Oliver Platt Fast Facts:
  • Second cousin once-removed to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Also a distant cousin of Orson Welles.
  • Did voice work on Sesame Street's 1999 film Cinderelmo as the Fairy GodPerson.
  • Turned down a role on The Practice.
  • Became friends with Huff costar Hank Azaria when they both attended Tufts University.
  • Starred as Nathan Detroit in a 2009 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls.
  • His success in non-leading roles is powered by his enjoyment of them, as he notes that "there are aspects to being a character actor where you actually get offered more interesting roles" than lead work.
  • A big fan of TV series ranging to Cake Boss to Friday Night Lights.
  • Loves voice-recognition software.
  • Oliver Platt Relationships:
  • Adam Platt - Brother
  • George Platt - Son
  • Camilla Campbell - Wife
  • Claire Platt - Daughter
  • Nicholas Platt - Father
  • Nicholas Platt Jr. - Brother
  • Sheila Maynard - Mother
  • Lili Platt - Daughter
  • Oliver Platt Awards:
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2006 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA (BA in Drama, 1983)

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