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BEAU BRIDGES (B. B. Hensley) is an award-winning actor who has portrayed a myriad of characters during his successful career spanning more than four decades. Part of a preeminent Hollywood acting dynasty, he started at a young age and has worked virtually non-stop in his profession ever since.

Bridges lent his voice for the documentary Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, which received a 2008 Academy Award® nomination for Best Documentary Feature. Last year, he completed work on the films Stargate: The Arc of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, based on the popular SciFi Channel drama Stargate SG- 1, in which he played General Hank Landry.

Also last year, he guest starred on NBC's hit comedy My Name is Earl as Carl, earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. In addition, Bridges filmed the independent features Don't Fade Away, Americanizing Shelley, and Spinning into Butter.

In 2006, he appeared in the feature films The Good German from director Steven Soderbergh, and in the live action/animated remake of Charlotte's Web. In 2005, Bridges co-starred in the Steven Spielberg-produced mini-series Into the West, which was nominated for a Golden Globe award; in the critically hailed independent films The Ballad of Jack and Rose, written and directed by Rebecca Miller, and Smile written and directed by Jeff Kramer.

In 2004, Bridges appeared in the biopic Evel Knievel for TNT, and as the U.S. president in the NBC mini-series 10.5 about a deadly earthquake that hit the West Coast. Bridges reprised his role in the sequel 10.5: Apocalypse, which aired on NBC in 2006.

In 2003, Bridges starred in Showtime's Out of the Ashes, based on Gisella Perl's autobiographical novel, I Was a Doctor at Auschwitz. He was also seen on the popular WB series Everwood. Bridges joined the CBS series The Agency when it premiered in the fall of 2001 and returned to star in the second season in 2002 and 2003. Bridges earned a 2002 Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Michael Mulvaney in the Lifetime original movie We Were the Mulvaneys.

In 1999, he starred as Phineas Taylor Barnum, the legendary showman who transformed the circus from a one-ring juggling act to a three-ring spectacle in A&E's original production P.T. Barnum. Beau's son Jordan portrayed young P.T. Barnum, marking the first time father and son have played the same character in a film. The biopic garnered Bridges a 2000 Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Also in 1999, Bridges received and Emmy nomination for his work in Showtime's new production of Inherit the Wind, opposite Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott.

In 1997, Bridges received his third Emmy Award for his portrayal of Governor Farley of Idaho in HBO's The Second Civil War, a black comedy about race relations, rebellion, and the American dream run amok. In 1996, Bridges starred in a hard-hitting drama for Showtime, Hidden in America. He received lead actor nominations for both the Emmy Award and SAG Award™ for his portrayal of a family man who finds himself without a job and struggling to feed his children after his company downsizes and his wife's untimely death leaves the family penniless. Also in 1996, Bridges starred as Richard Nixon in TNT's Kissinger & Nixon for which he received an Emmy nomination as Best Actor in a Miniseries or Special. He also starred in Showtime's Losing Chase, which earned him a 1996 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Made-For-Television.

In 1993, Bridges won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his supporting role opposite Holly Hunter in the HBO project The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom. He also starred in CBS' The Man with

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