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PATRICK WILSON has quickly emerged as one of the hottest acting talents in years. He recently wrapped filming an Edward Burns film with Debra Messing and Selma Blair, Purple Violets to debut late in 2006. Patrick can now be seen in the Sundance hit film, Hard Candy, a psychological drama which was released by Lion's Gate in April 2006. In addition to the big screen, Patrick recently re-visited his Broadway roots alongside Amanda Peet, Jill Clayburgh and Tony Roberts in their portrayal of young newlyweds, Corie and Paul Bratter, in the Broadway revival of Neil Simon's 1963 classic romantic comedy "Barefoot in the Park” directed by Scott Elliot.

Patrick has had the opportunity to show his acting range in several high profile projects; he starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, which was directed by Joel Schumacher and released by Warner Bros. He starred in and received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for "Angels in America,” directed by Mike Nichols for HBO. In this 2004 Golden Globe and Emmy recipient of best miniseries, based on Tony Kushner's play, Patrick starred opposite Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker and Emma Thompson. He also starred opposite Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton in Disney's The Alamo, directed by John Lee Hancock.

Patrick starred in the Broadway musical revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein II's "Oklahoma!” for which he was nominated for a second consecutive Tony Award for best lead actor in a musical for his portrayal of Curly. Previously, he was the lead role of Jerry Lukowski in the Broadway musical "The Full Monty.” The role garnered Patrick rave reviews from critics and he received numerous nominations including a Tony nomination for Leading Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Nomination, Drama League Award, and an Outer Critic's Circle Nomination for this role. Time Out New York voted Patrick's role as "one of the best performances of 2000.”

Patrick first earned attention from New York audiences in the Off-Broadway musical adaptation "Bright Lights, Big City.” His role earned him a Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama League Award. Soon after, Patrick starred in the Broadway musical "Fascinating Rhythm,” a revue of George and Ira Gershwin songs, which also garnered him a Drama League Award.

Born in Virginia, Patrick spent most of his years growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida. His mother is a singer and voice teacher, while Patrick's father is a TV anchor in Florida.

Patrick received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Patrick is also a singer/songwriter of his own music.

Patrick, his wife and newborn son reside in New York City.

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