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Dylan McDermott Biography

Birth Name:
Mark Anthony McDermott
Birth Place:
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Profession
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Was raised by his maternal grandmother after his parents divorced and his mother was murdered by her boyfriend in 1967
  • His mother's death was considered accidental until 2012 when the case was reopened and police concluded it was homicide
  • Had to change his first name when he registered with the Screen Actors Guild because there was already a Mark McDermott; he chose Dylan as a tribute to his then-stepmother, Eve Ensler (who wrote The Vagina Monologues), because she had miscarried a baby she had planned to name Dylan
  • Studied acting in New York with Sanford Meisner
  • Made People Magazine's list of 50 most beautiful people in 1998
  • Appeared in Ensler's play The Treatment in New York in 2006
  • Had a photography exhibit in Montreal in 2013

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships