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Timothy Olyphant Biography

Birth Name:
Timothy David Olyphant
Birth Place:
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was a member of USC's swim team and ranked nationally in the 200-meter individual medley
  • Started acting after randomly taking a beginner's acting class in college
  • In 1996, won the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance for the off-Broadway play The Monogamist
  • To prepare for the role of Bullock in Deadwood, learned to ride and lasso from real-life rodeo riders; said he patterned the character in part on roles played by Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce in L
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  • Drew inspiration for his Justified character Raylan Givens from the writings of Elmore Leonard and conversations with U
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Awards

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Television Movie: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Grace Katherine -- Daughter
  • Vivian -- Daughter
  • Katherine Wright -- Mother
  • Henry -- Son
  • Alexis Knief -- Wife