Peter Sarsgaard



  • Birth Place: Scott Air Force Base, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/07/1971, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Peter Sarsgaard Fast Facts:
  • Wrote a play called The Greatest and Most Exciting Gratuitous Exhibition Ever Exploited, which was staged in New York in 1993.
  • Took up acting in his senior year of college and moved to New York (where he attended the Actors Studio).
  • Made his film debut as one of Sean Penn's murder victims in Dead Man Walking (1995). Break-out performance was as a rapist-killer in Boys Don't Cry (1999).
  • Played a love scene with Liam Neeson in Kinsey (2004); received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his supporting role in the film.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 2008 in an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull.
  • Peter Sarsgaard Relationships:
  • Gloria Ray Sarsgaard - Daughter
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal - Wife
  • Ramona Sarsgaard - Daughter
  • Peter Sarsgaard Awards:
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Washington University, St. Louis, MO (BA in History and Literature, 1994)

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