GREG KINNEAR (Wayne Collins) most recently starred
in director Neil LaBute's black comedy, Nurse Betty, opposite Renee
Zellweger, Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock. Earlier this year, he starred in
director Mike Nichols' What Planet Are You From, opposite Garry Shandling,
Annette Bening and John Goodman. Kinnear recently wrapped Animal Husbandry,
with Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd, and is currently shooting Norman Jewison's
HBO production "Dinner With Friends," which also stars Dennis Quaid,
Andie MacDowell and Toni Collette.
Kinnear successfully established himself as a respected
member of Hollywood's acting community with his Academy Award-nominated
performance as Jack Nicholson's unfortunate neighbor, Simon, in James L. Brooks'
As Good As It Gets. His earnest portrayal not only garnered him critical
raves, but also resulted in him being named Best Supporting Actor by the
National Board of Review and receiving Best Actor nominations from the Golden
Globes, the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy Awards.
Kinnear made his feature film debut in the Sydney
Pollack-directed remake, Sabrina, in which he co-starred with Harrison
Ford and Julia Ormond. His performance in Sabrina prompted the trade
organization of movie theater owners to name him NATO ShoWest's "Star of
Tomorrow." He followed his role in Sabrina with subsequent starring
roles in Dear God, directed by Garry Marshall, and A Smile Like Yours,
opposite Lauren Holly. Following his Oscar-nominated performance in As Good
As It Gets and co-starred in Nora Ephron's hit romantic comedy You've Got
Mail, opposite Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
Kinnear first gained prominence as the animated,
wisecracking host of E! Entertainment Television's "Talk Soup," for
which he won an Emmy Award, rave reviews, and established an almost cult-like
following. In 1994, Kinnear became host and executive producer of his own late
night talk show, "Later With Greg Kinnear," which was a ratings
With his father in the state department, Kinnear grew up
virtually all over the world. After earning a degree from broadcast journalism
from the University of Arizona, Kinnear relocated to Los Angeles, where he now
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