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In September 2008, PETER SARSGAARD made his Broadway debut, appearing with An Education co-star Carey Mulligan and Kristin Scott-Thomas in the acclaimed Ian Rickson production of Chekhov's The Seagull.

Golden Globe nominee Sarsgaard was most recently seen on screen in Gavin Hood's Rendition co-starring Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, and in Isabel Coixet's critically-acclaimed Elegy co-starring Ben Kingsley and Penelope Cruz.

Sarsgaard starred opposite Vera Farmiga in Jaume Collet-Serra's Orphan, a dark thriller produced by Joel Silver; in Bertrand Tavernier's In the Electric Mist with Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodman; and in The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, based on Michael Chabon's debut novel. Adapted and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, the film co-stars Sienna Miller and Nick Nolte.

In 2004, Sarsgaard co-starred with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney in Bill Condon's biopic Kinsey. For his supporting role as Kinsey's young protégé, Sarsgaard earned both a Critics' Choice Award nomination and an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

For his portrayal of New Republic editor Charles Lane in Billy Ray's Shattered Glass, Sarsgaard received awards from numerous critics groups (Boston, San Francisco, St Louis, Toronto and National Society of Film Critics) as well as Golden Globe and Spirit Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

Sarsgaard first received wide acclaim for his portrayal of a violent ex-con ill-equipped to deal with a startling discovery, in Kimberly Pierce's Boys Don't Cry starring opposite Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny.

Additional feature film credits include Kathryn Bigelow's submarine thriller, K-19: The Widowmaker opposite Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson; Zach Braff's independent hit Garden State; Mike White's Year of the Dog; Sam Mendes's Jarhead with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx; Iain Softley's Skeleton Key with Kate Hudson and Gena Rowlands; and the psychological thriller The Dying Gaul for writer/director Craig Lucas opposite Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott. Sarsgaard also co-starred with Jodie Foster in the box office hit, Flightplan.

Sarsgaard attended the Actors' Studio Program at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, following which he was cast in the Signature Theatre Company's Off- Broadway production of Horton Foote's Laura Dennis. Additional Off-Broadway credits include Kingdom of Earth and Burn This.

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