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BEAU BRIDGES is an award-winning actor who has portrayed a myriad of characters
during a successful career spanning more than six decades.
Most recently, Bridges guest starred in his fourth season of the Showtime
critically acclaimed drama Masters of Sex, as well as in the second season of
Netflix's hit thriller Bloodline alongside Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini and
Sissy Spacek. He also recently voiced the character of Sheriff Scaley Briggs on
the Disney animated series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. In the past few years, he
concluded his work as a regular on the CBS comedy The Millers, as well as on the
musical comedy hit How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which he
starred in on Broadway. He also appeared in Alexander Payne's Golden Globe
winning and Academy Award nominated film The Descendants.
With his daughter Emily, Bridges adapted Richard Boleslavsky's 1933 novel
Acting: The First Six Lessons. The play was recently published by Samuel French
and performed by Beau and Emily Bridges at Theatre West in Los Angeles,
receiving rave reviews.
Bridges won a Grammy Award for his shared narration of Al Gore's An
Inconvenient Truth. In 2008, Bridges lent his voice for a very special
documentary titled Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, which
received a 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature. He has
been nominated 15 times for an Emmy. Bridges received a Best Supporting Actor
Emmy Award for his work in HBO's The Second Civil War. He won another Emmy
Award and a Golden Globe Award for his supporting role opposite Holly Hunter in
the HBO project The Positively True Adventures of The Alleged Texas
Bridges starred in the critically acclaimed HBO film Without Warning: The James
Brady Story, for which he scored a trifecta; taking home all three of the Best
Actor Awards, the Emmy, the Golden Globe, and the Cable Ace. He has appeared
in highly acclaimed films including The Landlord, The Other Side of the
Mountain, Norma Rae, Heart Like a Wheel, The Hotel New Hampshire, Sordid Lives,
and Jerry Maguire. He was honored by the National Society of Film Critics when
he was named Best Supporting Actor for his role opposite his brother Jeff
Bridges in The Fabulous Baker Boys.
He starred with his father Lloyd Bridges and his son Dylan Bridges in Sandkings,
the two-hour film that kicked off the long running Showtime series The Outer
Limits. For his performance, Bridges received an Emmy nomination for Best
Bridges has also directed films. In 1994, he directed his father, Lloyd, and his
son, Jordan, in a movie-of-the-week titled Secret Sins of The Father. He also
directed Jordan and his father in The Thanksgiving Promise, at the time the
highest-rated Disney television film ever broadcast.
His after-school special
Don't Touch was nominated for an Emmy.
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