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Oliver Platt Biography

Birth Name:
Oliver James Platt
Birth Place:
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Second cousin once-removed to the late Diana, Princess of Wales
  • Also a distant cousin of Orson Welles
  • Did voice work on Sesame Street's 1999 film Cinderelmo as the Fairy GodPerson
  • Turned down a role on The Practice
  • Became friends with Huff costar Hank Azaria when they both attended Tufts University
  • Starred as Nathan Detroit in a 2009 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls
  • His success in non-leading roles is powered by his enjoyment of them, as he notes that "there are aspects to being a character actor where you actually get offered more interesting roles" than lead work
  • A big fan of TV series ranging to Cake Boss to Friday Night Lights
  • Loves voice-recognition software

Awards

  • 2011Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Adam Platt -- Brother
  • Nicholas Platt Jr. -- Brother
  • Claire Platt -- Daughter
  • Lili Platt -- Daughter
  • Nicholas Platt -- Father
  • Sheila Maynard -- Mother
  • George Platt -- Son
  • Camilla Campbell -- Wife