Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: March 8
Aidan Quinn started his acting career on the Chicago stage and went on to play the title role in a modern-day, award-winning “Hamlet,” directed by Robert Falls. In New York, he starred on Broadway in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and off-Broadway in Sam Shepherd’s “Fool for Love,” “Lie of The Mind,” “The Exonerated” and “Salome.” Also, Quinn performed “The Exonerated” at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, in Dublin and on London’s West End. Recently, he starred at New York City’s Public Theater as Brutus in Richard Nelson’s “Conversation in Tusculum.”
Quinn’s television credits include the ground-breaking AIDS drama “An Early Frost,” for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actor, and “See You in My Dreams,” amongst many other television movies. Also, Quinn played the title character in “Book of Daniel,” and was nominated for an Emmy Award for “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”
Quinn has starred in more than 40 feature films, including “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “Stakeout,” “The Playboys,” “Avalon,” “Benny and Joon,” “At Play in the Fields of the Lord,” “Legends of The Fall,” “Michael Collins,” “The Assignment” and “Songcatcher.”
In Ireland, Quinn produced and starred in “This Is My Father,” written and directed by his brother, Paul, and filmed by his brother, Declan, an award-winning cinematographer. Other films in Ireland include “Song for a Raggy Boy” (Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals 2003), for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the Irish Film Awards, and Conor McPherson’s “Eclipse,” for which he won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Quinn was born in Chicago, Ill. His birthday is March 8.