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Academy Award nominee and Emmy award winning actor GREG KINNEAR
continues to draw audiences and critical acclaim with diverse and interesting
roles in both television and film.
Kinnear was most recently seen in SALVATION BOULEVARD, opposite Jennifer
Connelly, Marisa Tomei, and Pierce Brosnan. He starred as John F. Kennedy in the
mini-series THE KENNEDYS, which co-starred Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson and Barry
Pepper; the 8-part series premiered on the ReelzChannel in April 2011. Kinnear
will next appear in THIN ICE opposite Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup and Lea Thompson.
In 2010, Kinnear was seen alongside Matt Damon in Paul Greengrass' war drama,
GREEN ZONE; the comedy GHOST TOWN with Ricky Gervais; and the true story drama
FLASH OF GENIUS, co-starring Lauren Graham. In 2006, Kinnear starred in LITTLE
MISS SUNSHINE, the critically acclaimed hit of the Sundance Film Festival.
Lauded by critics nationwide, the film went on to receive several Academy AwardÂ®
nominations and Independent Spirit Awards wins, while Kinnear, along with Steve
Carell, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, and Toni Collette, won the
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion
In 1997, Kinnear starred alongside Jack Nicholson as his unfortunate neighbor
Simon in James L. Brooks' Academy Award nominated film AS GOOD AS IT GETS. His
performance garnered him not only an Academy Award nomination, but earned him
the honor of being named Best Supporting Actor by the National Board of Review;
he was also nominated in the same category at The the Golden Globes and The the
Screen Actors Guild Awards that year. Next, he co-starred in Nora Ephron's
romantic hit comedy YOU'VE GOT MAIL with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Kinnear made
his feature film debut in the Sydney Pollack-directed remake of SABRINA, in
which he co-starred with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. His performance
prompted the trade organization of the movie theatre owners to name him NATO
ShoWest's Star of Tomorrow.
Other notable film roles include Paul Schrader's AUTO FOCUS; INVINCIBLE
opposite Mark Wahlberg; Richard Linklater's FAST FOOD NATION based on the
best-selling book by Eric Schlosser; FEAST OF LOVE directed by Robert Benton and
co-starring Morgan Freeman; Mike Nichols' WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM? with Garry
Shandling and Annette Bening; and a cameo role as Captain Amazing in MYSTERY
MEN; as well as THE MATADOR, BAD NEWS BEARS, WE WERE SOLDIERS, HBO'S DINNER WITH
FRIENDS, SOMEONE LIKE YOU, STUCK ON YOU, THE GIFT, UNKNOWN, NURSE BETTY and BABY
Kinnear grew up virtually all over the world as his family followed his State
Department father to disparate locales such as Logansport, Indiana; Washington,
D.C.; Beirut, Lebanon; and Athens, Greece. He currently resides in Los Angeles
with his wife and three daughters.
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