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Chris O'Donnell Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher Eugene O'Donnell
Birth Place:
Winnetka, Illinois, United States

Fast Facts

  • The youngest of seven children
  • Began modeling at age 13 before appearing in a McDonald's commercial, serving Michael Jordan breakfast
  • While he was in college, Barbra Streisand called him to apologize for giving the role of her son in Prince of Tides (a role originally promised to him) to her own son
  • In 1992, received the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor for Scent of a Woman and School Ties
  • In 2001, made his Broadway stage debut in Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck
  • Appeared in two episodes of NCIS in 2009 that served as a backdoor pilot for his new spin-off series NCIS: Los Angeles


  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated


  • Lily Anne O'Donnell -- Daughter
  • Maeve Frances O'Donnell -- Daughter
  • William O'Donnell -- Father
  • Julie O'Donnell -- Mother
  • Charles McHugh O'Donnell -- Son
  • Christopher Eugene O'Donnell Jr. -- Son
  • Finley O'Donnell -- Son
  • Caroline Fentress -- Wife