Aidan Quinn

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Film Actor, Actor, Television Actor(1959–)
Aidan Quinn is a film and television actor of Irish heritage who has found his niche playing sensitive, intelligent male characters, often in supporting roles.

Synopsis

Aidan Quinn was born March 8, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. Quinn got his start in acting in Chicago at age 19. His first films were 1984’s Reckless and Desperately Seeking Susan. In 1986, he received an Emmy nomination for his role in the controversial NBC movie An Early Frost. Gradually, Quinn found a niche playing sensitive, intelligent male characters, often in supporting roles.

Profile

Actor. Born March 8, 1959 Chicago, Illinois. Raised in the United States and Ireland by devoutly Catholic parents, Quinn got his start in acting in Chicago at age 19. His first films were 1984?s Reckless and Desperately Seeking Susan with Rosanna Arquette. In 1986, he received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of a young lawyer dying of AIDS in the controversial NBC movie An Early Frost.

After losing the starring role in Martin Scorsese?s The Last Temptation of Christ to Willem Defoe, Quinn found a niche playing sensitive, intelligent male characters, often in supporting roles. Notable films include Avalon, Benny & Joon, Michael Collins and Practical Magic. In 1999, Quinn starred in the Ireland drama This Is My Father, a film that was written and directed by his brother Paul and shot by his brother Declan. In 2006, he starred as an Episcopal priest in NBC's somewhat controversial series Book of Daniel.

Quinn is married to actress Elizabeth Bracco; the couple has two daughters, Ava and Mia.

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