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Oliver Platt stars in "The Big C" on Showtime as Paul. On the big screen, Platt stars in "X-Men: First Class" as the Man in Black.

Oliver Platt has enjoyed success in film, television and on stage. Recently, he appeared in the movie "Love and Other Drugs," opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway; Nicole Holofcener's "Please Give," opposite Catherine Keener; "2012," directed by Roland Emmerich; Ron Howard's "Frost / Nixon," opposite Frank Langella, Kevin Bacon and Sam Rockwell; and Harold Ramis's
Oliver Platt in "Chicago Med"
Oliver Platt Chicago Med
comedy "Year One," opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera.

Platt's other recent features include "Casanova," directed by Lasse Hallström and "The Ice Harvest" with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. Other film credits include "Funny Bones," "Bulworth," "Married to the Mob," "Working Girl," "Flatliners," "Postcards From the Edge," "Indecent Proposal," "The Three Musketeers," "A Time to Kill," "Doctor Dolittle," "Simon Birch," "Lake Placid," "Don't Say a Word" and "Pieces of April."

Platt made his producing debut on the indie film "Big Night," which was codirected by actors Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. He would later reteam with Tucci in "The Impostors." On television, Platt was seen playing the role of George Steinbrenner on the hit ESPN miniseries "The Bronx is Burning," opposite John Turturro and Daniel Sunjata. His performance earned him a SAG nomination.

Platt graduated from Tufts University with a degree in drama and immediately began working in regional theater, as well as off-Broadway in such productions as "The Tempest" and John Guare's "Moon Over Miami." He also starred in the Lincoln Center production of "Ubu" and Jules Feiffer's "Elliot Loves," directed by Mike Nichols, and received rave reviews for his performance as Sir Toby Belch in Brian Kulick's "Twelfth Night."

Platt received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor for his work on Broadway in Conor McPherson's "Shining City," which was also nominated for Best Play. Other accolades include a Golden Globe and back-to-back Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Russell Tupper in Showtime's "Huff" as well as an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal as White House Counsel Oliver Babish on the popular political drama "The West Wing." He was also nominated again for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his recurring role on "Nip/Tuck" playing the flamboyant TV producer Freddy Prune.

The son of a career diplomat, Platt was born in Canada, moved to Washington, D.C., when he was 3 years old, and spent part of his childhood in Asia and the Middle East. Platt now resides in New York with his wife and three children.


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Age: 56 years old
Birthday: January 12, 1960
Height: 6' 3 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Oliver James Platt
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Washington, DC, Asia and Middle East
Current Residence: New York
Wife: Mary Camilla Bonsal Campbell (9/12/1992, 3 children)

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