Justin Theroux

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Screenwriter, Actor, Director(1971–)
American actor and director Justin Theroux is known for his role on the TV series Strangers with Candy, as well as film roles in Tropic Thunder, Your Highness and Wanderlust, among several other productions.

Synopsis

American actor, director and screenwriter Justin Paul Theroux was born on August 10, 1971 in Washington, D.C., to father Eugene Theroux, an attorney, and mother Phyllis (Grissim) Theroux, a writer. Theroux landed his first film role in I Shot Andy Warhol, and went on to perform in Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, with Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino; Zoolander, with Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell; and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, alongside Drew BarrymoreCameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu. In recent years, Theroux has performed on the TV series Strangers with Candy, starring Amy Sedaris; in the 2011 film Your Highness, starring Natalie Portman and James Franco; and in the 2012 film Wanderlust, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. More recently, he stars in HBO's The Leftovers.

Actor, Director and Screenwriter

American actor, director and screenwriter Justin Paul Theroux was born on August 10, 1971 in Washington, D.C., to father Eugene Theroux, an attorney, and mother Phyllis (Grissim) Theroux, a writer. After graduating from Bennington College in Vermont, he traveled to Hollywood to become an actor.

Theroux began acting in the mid-1990s; he landed his first film role in I Shot Andy Warhol, starring Lili Taylor and Jill Hennessy. Since then, he's had parts in major Broadway productions, TV series and films, and has become best known for his comedic roles. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he performed in such films as Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, with Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino; Zoolander, with Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell; and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, alongside Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu. 

Around the same time, Theroux landed parts in several serious films, including 2000's American Psycho, a dark, psychological thriller starring Christian Bale. He also had parts in the films Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire, both directed by David Lynch.

In recent years, Theroux has performed on the TV series Strangers with Candy, starring Amy Sedaris; in the 2008 comedy film Tropic Thunder, which he co-wrote; in the 2011 film Your Highness, starring Natalie Portman and James Franco; and in the 2012 film Wanderlust, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. In 2012, he worked as a screenwriter on the 1980s musical Rock of AgesTheroux has also made appearances in several television series including Parks and Recreation and as Kevin Garvey in The Leftovers, which premiered in 2014. 

Personal Life

Theroux began dating stylist Heidi Bivens in the late 1990s, and the couple dated for nearly 14 years before splitting in 2011. In August 2012, Theroux announced his engagement to actress Jennifer Aniston, whom he first met on the set of Tropic Thunder (2008). In August 2015, the A-list couple married in a secret, private ceremony at their home in Bel Air.

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