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Tate Donovan Biography

Birth Name:
Tate Buckley Donovan
Birth Place:
Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Plays the fiddle and the bodhran
  • Appeared on Friends in 1998 as a love interest for Rachel, played by his then-girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston
  • After both of his parents were diagnosed with bladder cancer, he became the national spokesperson for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
  • His mother recovered, but his father succumbed to the disease in 2001
  • Has volunteered with the Young Storytellers program, a group that works with children writing their own screenplays
  • Began honing his directing skills while he was a cast member on The O
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  • His director credits include episodes of the television shows Glee and Damages

Awards

  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1994Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated