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Aidan Quinn stars in "Prime Suspect" on NBC as Lt. Kevin Sweeney.

On the big screen, Quinn stars in "Sarah's Key," opposite Kristin Scott Thomas, as William Rainsferd. He also recently starred in "Unknown," alongside Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones.

Aidan Quinn began his acting career on stage in his hometown of Chicago, and went on to play the title role in director Robert Falls' modern-day "Hamlet." In New York, he starred on Broadway as Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named
Aidan Quinn in "Weeds"
Aidan Quinn Weeds
Desire," which garnered him a Theatre World Award, and off-Broadway in Sam Shepherd's "Fool for Love" and "Lie of the Mind," which won the Drama Desk Award. Quinn was also seen off-Broadway in "The Exonerated," which he performed at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in Dublin and on London's West End as well, and with Al Pacino in "Salome," directed by Estelle Parsons. He also starred at the Public Theater as Brutus, alongside David Straithairn and Brian Dennehy, in Richard Nelson's "Conversations in Tusculum."

Quinn's television credits include the groundbreaking AIDS drama "An Early Frost," for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination; "See You in My Dreams," opposite Marcia Gay Harden, based on the short stories of Sam Shepherd; and in the title role of "Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingston," opposite Nigel Hawthorne. He also starred in HBO's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," for which he was again nominated for an Emmy; in the award-winning telepic "Empire Falls"; and in the title role in the series "The Book of Daniel."

In Ireland, Quinn executive produced and starred in the film "This Is My Father," written and directed by his brother Paul and filmed by his brother Declan, an award-winning cinematographer. He also starred with Pierce Brosnan in Bruce Beresford's "Evelyn," and then starred in "Song for a Raggy Boy," which premiered at Sundance and Tribeca film festivals in 2003 and for which he was nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) for Best Actor in a Film. He also appeared in his sister Marian Quinn's film "32A," in Vic Sarin's "A Shine of Rainbows," and in Conor McPherson's "The Eclipse," for which he won the IFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Film.

Quinn has starred in more than 45 feature films, among them "Desperately Seeking Susan," "Stakeout," "The Playboys," "Avalon," "Benny and Joon," "Legends of the Fall," "Michael Collins," "Looking for Richard," "The Assignment," "Music of the Heart," "Songcatcher," "Jonah Hex" and "Flipped." He was nominated for the 2005 Independent Spirit Award for Lisa Cholodenko's "Cavedweller," and co-starred with Meryl Streep in the independent feature "Dark Matter," which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

He can be seen in several recent independent features, including "The 5th Quarter," "Festival of Lights," "The Stand Up," "The Greening of Whitney Brown," "Rushlights," "If I Were You," opposite Marcia Gay Harden, and "The Exodus of Charlie Wright," with Andy Garcia.

Aidan Quinn and his family live in upstate New York.



AIDAN QUINN: FACTS

How tall is Aidan Quinn? How old is Aidan Quinn? Where does Aidan Quinn live? Find out here.

Age: 55 years old
Birthday: March 8, 1959
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Aidan T. Quinn
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Current Residence: New York
Wife: Elizabeth Bracco (9/1/1987, 2 children)





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