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F. Murray Abraham Biography

Birth Name:
Fahrid Murray Abraham
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Studied acting in New York City under acclaimed drama teacher Uta Hagen
  • Appeared as a talking leaf in a series of Fruit of the Loom commercials
  • Best known for his villainous role as Salieri, the rival of Mozart, in Amadeus
  • Portrayed infamous gangster Al Capone in two 1995 films: Dillinger and Capone and Baby Face Nelson
  • Taught theater at Brooklyn College

Awards

  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1986BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1984Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1984Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner

Relationships

  • Fahrid Abraham -- Father
  • Josephine Abraham -- Mother
  • Kate Hannan -- Wife