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Chris O'Dowd stars as William Rackham in Encore's miniseries "The Crimson Petal and the White," a four-part adaptation of Michel Fabers' best-selling novel, directed by Marc Munden. O'Dowd also recently starred in the raucous box-office smash comedy "Bridesmaids," opposite Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne, as Officer Rhodes.

O'Dowd will next be seen in "This Is 40" opposite Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann to be directed by Judd Apatow for Universal, "The Sapphires," directed by Wayne Blair and produced by Rosemary Blight for Goalpoast Pictures in Australia, and also the new HBO series "Girls," written by and starring Lena Dunham with Judd Apatow producing. Also currently in production is "Frankie Go Boom" in which O'Dowd stars alongside Charlie Hunnam for the Ministry of Content, written and directed by Jordan Roberts.

O'Dowd also appears in "Friends with Kids," opposite Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Ed Burns, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph which Jennifer Westfeldt directed and Lucy Barzun produced with Mike Nichols and Jake Kasdan. The film premiered in 2011 at the International Toronto Film Festival.

In 20120, O'Dowd appeared in 20th Century Fox's "Gulliver's Travels," in which he played the role of General Edward, directed by Rob Letterman and starring opposite Jack Black, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. O'Dowd also starred opposite Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis in Jay Roach's "Dinner for Schmucks." O'Dowd's previous feature credits include Working Title/Focus Features' "Pirate Radio," opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and directed by Richard Curtis. O'Dowd also starred in "Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel," opposite Anna Faris and directed by Gareth Carrivick, for BBC Films; Working Title/ Universal Pictures' "Hippie Hippie Shake," opposite Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller and directed by Beeban Kidron; "Vera Drake," directed by Mike Leigh; and the 2005 feature "Festival," which was nominated for two BAFTAs including Best British Film, and for which he won a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film.

O'Dowd recently wrapped season four of "The IT Crowd," for Channel 4 television, and is well known in Ireland for having starred in the popular RTÉ One drama "The Clinic," which earned him a nomination for an Irish Film & Television Award in 2003.

Amongst his numerous theater credits, O'Dowd most recently performed with Catherine Tate, Francesca Annis and Lisa Dillon at the Duke of York's Theatre, directed by Anna Mackmin for the Ambassador Theatre Group.

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Age: 37 years old
Birthday: October 9, 1979
Height: 6' 3"
Birthplace: Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland

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