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CHRIS COOPER (Tex Richman) received an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe® for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of John Laroche in "Adaptation.” He also received awards from the Broadcast Film Critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Toronto Film Critics Association for this performance.

Most recently, Cooper was seen in "The Company Men,” "The Tempest,” "The Town,” "Remember Me” and "New York, I Love You.” He also voiced the role of Douglas in the big-screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story "Where the Wild Things Are.”

Among Cooper's other feature-film credits are "The Kingdom,” "Married Life,” "Breach,” "Capote,” "Jarhead,” "Syriana,” "Silver City,” "Seabiscuit” (for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award®), "The Bourne Identity,” "The Bourne Supremacy,” "The Patriot” and the comedy "Me, Myself and Irene.” Cooper received a Screen Actors Guild Award for his supporting performance alongside Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening in DreamWorks Pictures' Academy Award®–winning film "American Beauty.” He also starred in "October Sky,” "The Horse Whisperer,” "Great Expectations,” "A Time to Kill,” "Money Train,” "This Boy's Life,” "Guilty by Suspicion” and "City of Hope.” He earned a Best Actor nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards for his work in John Sayles' "Lone Star.” He made his feature-film debut in Sayles' "Matewan.”

On television Cooper has had roles in a number of long-form projects, including the miniseries "Lonesome Dove” and "Return to Lonesome Dove.” He starred in HBO's "Breast Men” and includes among his other credits "Alone,” "One More Mountain,” "Ned Blessing,” "Bed of Lies,” "Darrow,” "In Broad Daylight,” "A Little Piece of Sunshine,” "Law and Order” and "Journey to Genius.” He was nominated for an Emmy® Award for his supporting performance in the HBO film "My House in Umbria,” starring Maggie Smith.

Born in Kansas City, Mo., Cooper attended the University of Missouri School of Drama and started his professional career on the New York stage. His theater credits include "Of the Fields Lately” on Broadway and "The Ballad of Soapy Smith” and "A Different Moon” off-Broadway.

Cooper resides in Massachusetts with his wife.

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