THE UGLY TRUTH
KEVIN CONNOLLY (Jim) is currently best known for his starring role in the award-winning HBO comedy series "Entourage." He recently earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination, for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, for his work in the role of Eric, the best friend and manager of a hot, young actor in Hollywood. In addition, Connolly has received three Screen Actors Guild AwardÂ® nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The hit show is currently in its sixth season.
Behind the camera, Connolly recently directed the indie release "Garden of Eden," a dark comedy about alienated youth in suburban New Jersey, starring Lukas Haas and Erika Christensen. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Simpson and Allen Bain, the film premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Additionally, he has directed two new music videos: "Camera Phone" for The Game and Ne Yo; and Blackcowboy's "Come On," starring Giselle Bundchen.
Connolly had earlier made his film directorial debut with the short "Whatever We Do," which starred Robert Downey Jr., Amanda Peet and Zooey Deschanel and premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
Connolly was most recently seen on the big-screen in the hit romantic-comedy He's Just Not That Into You opposite Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore and Ben Affleck. His previous film acting credits include two films directed by Nick Cassavetes: the romantic drama The Notebook, with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams; and the drama John Q, starring Denzel Washington. Connolly also appeared in the acclaimed biopic Antwone Fisher, which was directed by and starred Washington.
His additional film work includes roles in the hit comedy "The Beverly Hillbillies," the indie Alan & Naomi, and John G. Avildsen's Rocky V, starring Sylvester Stallone.
Connolly first came to fame on the comedy series "Unhappily Ever After," playing the part of Ryan, a member of the always struggling Malloy family. His television credits include several telefilms, including "Up, Up and Away" and "Kids Killing Kids." He has also had guest and recurring parts on a number of series.
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