DAVID DUCHOVNY was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best
Actor in a Drama Series for the 1996-97 season, David Duchovny
once seemed an unlikely candidate to become an actor. A native
New Yorker, Duchovny attended Yale University, where he received
a graduate degree in English literature to prepare for a career
as a teacher. While at Yale, he began commuting to New York to
study acting and was soon appearing in off-Broadway plays. In
1987, in the midst of his doctoral studies, he left Yale to pursue
acting full time.
Numerous roles soon followed. Before THE X-FILES, Duchovny was
probably best known for his memorable portrayal of Dennis/Denise,
the transvestite detective in the television series "Twin
Peaks," and for his performance opposite Mimi Rogers in the
acclaimed feature film "The Rapture." His most recent
feature film was "Playing God," due out this fall, and
he also has just completed filming the first feature film version
of "The X-Files," which will be released in 1998.
Duchovny's other feature film credits include leading roles in
"Chaplin," "Beethoven," "Don't Tell Mom
the Babysitter's Dead," "Kalifornia" and the critically
acclaimed "Julia Has Two Lovers." Duchovny was also
the host of cable's "The Red Shoe Diaries." He has made
two guest appearances on "The Larry Sanders Show," and
on "Space: Above and Beyond" and did voiceover appearances
on "The Simpsons" and "Duckman."
Duchovny is married to actress Tea Leoni.
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