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RICHARD JENKINS (Coakley) is one of the most in-demand character actors in Hollywood. An Academy Award® nominee, he has appeared in more than 60 feature films.

Jenkins received an Oscar® nomination for Best Actor for his highly praised performance in director Tom McCarthy's "The Visitor,” which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and won the Grand Prix at the 34th Deauville Festival of American Film. Jenkins' performance as a disillusioned Connecticut economics professor whose life is transformed by a chance encounter made it the independent film hit of 2008 and also earned him Independent Spirit Award and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations.

Jenkins most recently starred alongside Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem in Ryan Murphy's "Eat, Pray, Love,” based on the Elizabeth Gilbert bestseller; Matt Reeves' "Let Me In”; Lasse Hallström's "Dear John,” based on the Nicholas Sparks novel; and Adam McKay's hit comedy "Step Brothers.” His upcoming projects include Drew Goddard's thriller "Cabin in the Woods,” with Bradley Whitford; Bruce Robinson's "The Rum Diary,” based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel and starring Johnny Depp; Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits,” with Justin Timberlake; and Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion,” with Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Diane Weist.

In 1997, he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in David O. Russell's comedy, "Flirting with Disaster.” Jenkins' first starring film role was in Horton Foote's "On Valentine's Day.”

Numerous roles followed, including George Miller's "The Witches of Eastwick,” Richard Benjamin's "Little Nikita,” "Sea of Love,” Mike Nichols' "Wolf,” Clint Eastwood's "Absolute Power,” Sydney Pollack's "Random Hearts,” the Farrelly brothers' "Me, Myself & Irene,” "North Country,” "Judd Apatow's "Fun with Dick & Jane” and Peter Berg's "The Kingdom.” In 2001, Jenkins starred with Billy Bob Thornton, James Gandolfini and Scarlett Johansson in "The Man Who Wasn't There,” for Joel and Ethan Coen. He then re15 teamed with the Coens on "Intolerable Cruelty,” with George Clooney and Catherine Zeta- Jones, and "Burn After Reading,” with Clooney, Brad Pitt and John Malkovich.

On television, Jenkins is best known as Nathaniel Fisher, the deceased patriarch of the Fisher family on HBO's immensely successful "Six Feet Under,” for which he shared a 2002 Screen Actors Guild® Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. He has also appeared in numerous telefilms, including "Sins of the Father” and HBO's Emmy-winner "And the Band Played On.”

Additionally, Jenkins has amassed an impressive list of theatrical credits as a 14- year member of Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory Company, for which he served four years as Artistic Director.

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