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OLIVER PLATT has enjoyed great success in film, television and on stage. He recently received his first Tony nomination for "Best Performance by a Leading Actor” for his work on Broadway in Connor McPherson's "Shining City,” which was also nominated for "Best Play.” Other accolades include a Golden Globe and back-to-back Emmy nominations for his portrayal of "Russel” in Showtime's "Huff” as well as an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series” for his portrayal as White House Counsel "Oliver Babish” on the popular political drama "The West Wing.” 

Platt is currently shooting the feature film Frost/Nixon for Universal and has a recurring role on Nip/Tuck playing the flamboyant TV producer "Freddy Prune.” He was most recently seen in David Wain's The Ten.

Platt recently starred in the features Casanova directed by Lasse Hallstrom for Disney alongside Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller as well as Ice Harvest with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. Other film credits include Funnybones, Bullworth, Married to the Mob, Working Girl, Flatliners, Postcards from the Edge, Indecent Proposal, The Three Musketeers, A Time to Kill, Doctor Dolittle, Simon Birch, Lake Placid, Don't Say a Word, and Pieces of April. 

Platt made his producing debut on the indie film Big Night, which was co-directed by actors Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Platt would later re-team with Tucci in The Imposters.

On television, Platt was recently seen playing the role of "George Steinbrenner” on the hit ESPN mini-series "The Bronx is Burning” opposite John Turturro and Daniel Sunjata. 

Platt graduated from Tufts University with a degree in drama and immediately began working in regional theater, as well as off-Broadway, in such productions as "The Tempest,” and John Guare's "Moon Over Miami.” He also starred in the Lincoln Center production of "Ubu” and Jules Feiffer's "Elliot Loves” directed by Mike Nichols and received rave reviews for his performance as "Sir Toby Belch” in Brian Kulick's "Twelfth Night.”

The son of a career diplomat, Platt was born in Washington, D.C., and spent part of his childhood in Asia and the Middle East.

He resides in New York with his wife and three children.


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