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OLIVER PLATT (Bruce Winston) has enjoyed success in film, television and on stage. He currently stars in the Showtime Original Series The Big C, opposite Laura Linney, which debuted in August 2010 to the channel's highest premiere ratings in eight years.

Platt recently appeared opposite Catherine Keener in Nicole Holofcener's Please Give, which won critical acclaim at the 2010 Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals. Additional upcoming projects include The Oranges, where he stars opposite Catherine Keener and Hugh Laurie. He is in production on X-Men: First Class with James MacAvoy, Michael Fassbender, January Jones, and Jennifer Lawrence. The film is set for a June 2011 release.

Additional film credits include Roland Emmerich's 2012 and Ron Howard's Frost / Nixon, plus Year One, Casanova, The Ice Harvest, Funny Bones, Bulworth, 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. He would later reteam with Tucci in The Impostors. On television, Platt was seen playing the role of George Steinbrenner on the hit ESPN miniseries The Bronx is Burning, opposite John Turturro and Daniel Sunjata. His performance earned him a SAG nomination.

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.

Platt received a Tony® nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor for his work on Broadway in Conor 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 Russell Tupper 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. He was also nominated again for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his recurring role on Nip/Tuck, playing the flamboyant TV producer Freddy Prune.

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. Platt now resides in New York with his wife and three children.


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