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Bryan Cranston recently won his third consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White on AMC's "Breaking Bad." White is a mild mannered high school chemistry teacher turned drug lord. Cranston holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series, and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy Awards to receive three consecutive wins. His performance has also earned him a Television Critics Association award, a Golden Globe nomination and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

On the big screen, Cranston stars in Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," opposite Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet and Jude Law, as RADM Lyle Haggerty. Cranston also recently was seen in "Larry Crowne," opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, and "The Lincoln Lawyer," starring Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe and Marisa Tomei.

Cranston will next star in Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," opposite Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan; and in 2012, Andrew Stanton's "John Carter of Mars," and the World War II drama "Red Tails," written by George Lucas. Cranston was also recently cast in "Argo," set to star and be directed by Ben Affleck. His upcoming projects include Len Wiseman's highly anticipated "Total Recall"; and the big-screen adaptation of "Rock of Ages," opposite Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones, for director Adam Shankman.

Cranston was previously nominated for three Emmys and a Golden Globe for his performance as Hal on FOX's award-winning comedy "Malcolm in the Middle."

Before joining "Malcolm," Cranston was making viewers laugh on "Seinfeld" as the recurring character of Dentist Tim Whatley. He also appeared in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" as a hardened one-armed Army Colonel and in Tom Hanks' Emmy Award-winning HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon," in which he was honored to portray Buzz Aldrin.

Cranston also starred in the miniseries "I Know My First Name is Steven" and "North and South Book II," among others. He has starred in the series "The Louie Show" and "Raising Miranda"; and had recurring roles on "Brooklyn South," and "King of Queens." He has guest starred on numerous programs such as, "Chicago Hope," "Touched By An Angel," "The X-Files," "Rockford Files," "3rd Rock From the Sun," and many more.

His feature film credits include "Little Miss Sunshine," "Seeing Other People," "That Thing You Do!," "Clean Slate," "Kissing Miranda," "Dead Space," "Private Offerings," and "Terror Tract" just to name a few.

Born to a show business family and raised in Southern California, Cranston made his acting debut at the age of eight when he appeared in a United Way commercial. But it wasn't until he finished college that acting became a serious consideration. His earlier interests were law enforcement and sports, especially baseball. "I wanted to be a professional baseball player until I realized that I brought a new meaning to the word 'mediocre,'" Cranston quips.

He earned a degree in Police Science, but then did some soul-searching while on a two-year cross-country motorcycle trip with his brother Kyle. Staying in Daytona Beach, Florida for the winter, they discovered community theater, and began exploring every aspect of the stage. Soon they were cast in a summer stock company. "At that point, I realized I needed to pursue what I loved, not just what I was good at, so becoming a detective was out and acting was in," Cranston conceded.

Cranston returned to Los Angeles and quickly landed a role on the television movie, "Love Without End," which led to his being signed as an original cast member of the popular ABC series "Loving."

He continues to pursue his love for theater as often as time permits. Cranston's theatrical credits include starring roles in "The God Of Hell" at the Geffen Theater, "Chapter Two" at the Shadow Lawn Stage New Jersey, "The Taming of the Shrew" and "A Dolls House" for Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Los Angeles productions of "Eastern Standard," "Wrestlers," "Barefoot in the Park" and "The Steven Weed Show," for which he won a Drama-Logue Award.

In addition to his acting capabilities, Cranston is also a dedicated screenwriter and director. He wrote the original romantic drama, "Last Chance" as a birthday gift for his wife, in which he also starred and directed. "Last Chance" was honored at many prestigious film festivals including winning Best Film Awards at Breckenridge, Colorado and Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as Audience Favorites in Palm Springs, California; Sarasota, Florida; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, among others. Cranston also directed several episodes of "Malcolm in the Middle," the Comedy Central pilot "Special Unit," and the Season 2 premiere episode of "Breaking Bad."

Additionally, Cranston has produced an instructional DVD called "KidSmartz," which is designed to educate families on how to stay safe from child abduction and Internet predators. "KidSmartz" empowers families with knowledge on the subject, instead of frightening them into inactivity. Also, "KidSmartz" raises money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, by donating half the proceeds from sales.

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Age: 60 years old
Birthday: March 7, 1956
Height: 5' 10 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Bryan Lee Cranston
Birthplace: San Fernando Valley, CA
Wife: Robin Dearden (7/8/1989, 1 child)
Mickey Middleton (11/10/1977 - 4/8/1982, divorced)

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