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Nathan Fillion Biography

Birth Name:
Nathan Fillion
Birth Place:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Fast Facts

  • Performed improv with Theatresports at Edmonton's Rapid Fire Theatre
  • Briefly worked as a singing-telegram deliveryman
  • Initially planned to follow in his parents' footsteps and become a high school English teacher, but dropped out of college after landing a role on One Life to Live
  • Received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1996 for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his work on One Life to Live
  • Co-founder of the non-profit organization Kids Need to Read, which promotes childhood literacy


  • 2016People's Choice Awards-Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor: winner
  • 2015People's Choice Awards-Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor: winner
  • 2013People's Choice Awards-Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: winner
  • 2012People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Drama Actor: winner
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Online Film Critics Association-Breakthrough Performer: nominated