Dylan Walsh

  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Born in California, Walsh spent the first 10 years of his life traveling the world with his parents, who worked in the U.S. Foreign Service. After settling in Washington, D.C., the teen began appearing in high-school and professional stage productions, eventually landing a recurring role on the sitcom Kate & Allie. Film parts followed with his debut in the 1989 comedy Loverboy. In 1996, he starred in Eden with his current wife, Joanna Going, although he was married to actress Melora Walters at the time. His years of solid work impressed Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy enough to write a star-making part specifically for him.

Fast Facts

  • Born during a stopover in L.A. while his parents, who worked for the U.S. Foreign Service, were on their way to the U.S. Embassy in Ghana.
  • Spent childhood in East Africa, Indonesia and India.
  • Started acting in high school.
  • After landing a part in a Schoolbreak Special, earned a recurring role on the sitcom Kate & Allie.
  • Once dated Julia Roberts.
  • Though working steadily in movies and on television, his star rose while playing a plastic surgeon on the graphic cutting-edge drama Nip/Tuck.


  • Amelie Belle — Daughter
  • Thomas Charles Walsh — Son
  • Alison Walsh — Sister
  • Joanna Going — Ex-wife
  • Joanna Marie Walsh — Daughter
  • Melora Walters — Ex-wife
  • Stella Haven Walsh — Daughter


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States (BA in English)

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