David Cross

  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Voted most humorous in high school.
  • At 18, got $30 for his first stand-up gig, at a transvestite bar in Georgia.
  • Dropped out of Emerson College for a stab at stand-up in Boston clubs, working alongside Janeane Garofalo and Marc Maron.
  • First TV job was as a replacement writer on the short-lived Ben Stiller Show, where he met future comedy collaborator Bob Odenkirk; won an Emmy for his writing.
  • In 1995 created, with Odenkirk, the sketch-comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David.
  • Was cast as a recurring character on Arrested Development in 2003 but was quickly made a regular due to his popularity.
  • Received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album in 2004 for Shut Up, You F**king Baby!
  • Was a finalist in the second season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown.

Awards

  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner

Relationships

  • Susi — Mother
  • Amber Tamblyn — Wife
  • Marlow Alice Cross — Daughter

College

  • Attended Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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