Aidan Quinn

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  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Parents immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland before he was born, but he spent most of his childhood split between Illinois and Ireland.
  • Trained at the Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston, IL, run by Jeremy Piven's father, Byrne, and made his stage debut opposite Byrne Piven in 1979 in The Man in 605.
  • Made his film debut in the 1984 drama Reckless, but made his name a year later in Desperately Seeking Susan and the TV-movie An Early Frost.
  • The 1998 romantic drama This Is My Father starred Aidan, was written and directed by his brother Paul, with cinematography by brother Declan and featured a cameo by his sister Marian.
  • Brother-in-law of actress Lorraine Bracco.
  • Works with several autism-related organizations; his daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with the disorder when she was a toddler.


  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 2005, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2000, Sundance Film Festival — Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Dramatic): Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee


  • Robert Quinn — Brother
  • Ava Eileen Quinn — Daughter
  • Paul Quinn — Brother
  • Elizabeth Bracco — Wife
  • Marian Quinn — Sister
  • Declan Quinn — Brother
  • Teresa Quinn — Mother
  • Michael Quinn — Father
  • Mia Quinn — Daughter


  • DePaul University, Chicgao, Illinois, United States (BFA in Acting)

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  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor