Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

Oliver Platt was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on January 12th, 1960 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 64, Oliver Platt biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

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January 12, 1960
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Actor, Character Actor, Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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Oliver Platt Life

Oliver James Platt (born January 12, 1960) is a Canadian–American actor.

He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award as well as Emmy and Screen Actor Guild Awards.

Family and early life

Platt was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to American parents Sheila Maynard, a health social worker, and Nicholas Platt, a career diplomat who served as the US ambassador to Pakistan, Zambia, and the Philippines. Adam Platt, his elder brother, is a New York magazine restaurant critic. They returned to the United States when Platt was three months old.

Platt's paternal grandfather was artist and architect Charles A. Platt, and his maternal grandparents were equestrian Arthur Scott Burden (of the industrialist Burden family) and socialite Cynthia Roche. Platt is also a great-grandson of General Robert Shaw Oliver (through his mother). He is a second cousin who was once removed from Diana, Princess of Wales, and her brother Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer, through his great-great-grandparents, MP James Roche, and heiress Frances Ellen Work. "I never met Diana," Platt said when asked about her. It's a non-story. I'd love to tell you we were confidantes. The truth is, I don't know much more about it than you do."

Joseph Hodges Choate, a Platt's paternal great-grandfather, was a diplomat and advocate. Choate was the most influential advocate in New York City during the Gilded Age, and he was later named US Attorney General. President William McKinley's Ambassador to England. Choate Rosemary Hall was created by William Gardner Choate, a respected prosecutor and federal judge.

Platt's childhood was spent in Asia and Washington, D.C., with his father's career as an ambassador, and he has said, "Even now, I find myself envying people with neighborhoods and roots." The Platt's family used to fly to Washington, Washington, where they sold Redskins season tickets. Platt is also a Boston Red Sox fan.

As a teenager, Platt and his family attended the Kennedy Center in Washington, where they attended a performance that inspired his acting career. "This bum's performance that made me want to be an actor started right off with this likely 20-minute rambling, inebriated monologue." And it was a young Morgan Freeman. I'll never forget it. This guy was just so enthralling. He stood on stage alone before the curtain went up, and the audience was utterly rapt. Naturally, including myself." Drama departments gave his childhood some stability, according to Platt, "It was something of a survival device in the sense that it gave me a little subculture to plug into wherever I landed." Children need this. I certainly did."

Platt attended Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado, a member of a non-boarding school.

Platt was immersed in drama at Tufts University, where he met and became close friends with Hank Azaria. He spent three years in Boston, Massachusetts, which he said had a "weakest amateur theatre at that time"...I appeared in many plays and it was the best training he had at that time. Platt travelled to New York with Shakespeare and Company, a Boston-based touring company, to obtain his Equity card before moving to Lenox, Massachusetts, before moving to New York. Platt's early career was involved in Off-Broadway and regional theatre, and he performed onstage with the New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and other companies in various genres. He obtained an agent while performing at the Manhattan Punch Line Theatre, and attended actor Bill Murray at his cousin's Christmas party. Murray attended Platt's play and recommended Platt to director Jonathan Demme, who starred him in Married to the Mob in 1988. Platt owes his breakthrough to appearing at the Punch Line Theater.

Personal life

At the First Congregational Church in Kittery, Maine, Platt married Mary Camilla Bonsal Campbell on September 12, 1992. They have three children: Lily (born 1995), George (born 1997), and Clare (born 1999). As of 1998, Platt had an open airline ticket for filming, so he could return home often because his family did not accompany him to filming locations. In a 1999 interview, he argued that he had rather concentrate on film and television rather than theater because of his family's involvement.

Platt has a home in North Haven, Maine.

In 2008, Tufts University considered awarding the Light on the Hill award to Platt, which is given to outstanding alumni. However, Platt was unable to return to Tufts University, and the 2008 award was instead given to Jeff Kindler, the CEO of pharmaceutical company Pfizer.


Oliver Platt Career


Platt makes his decisions about accepting acting roles based on the role being "different from what I just did...I do have to be interested in the role". After Married to the Mob, he appeared in Working Girl (1988), Flatliners (1990), Beethoven (1992), The Three Musketeers (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), Executive Decision (1996), and Bulworth (1998). In 1998 Platt and Stanley Tucci played two deadbeat actors who improvise with unsuspecting strangers in The Impostors. Tucci and Platt developed the characters while working on a play at Yale University in 1988, with Tucci later completing the screenplay and directing the film.

In 1999, Platt played the wealthy and eccentric crocodile enthusiast Hector in David E. Kelley's Lake Placid, alongside Bill Pullman and Bridget Fonda. Platt described Hector as "pretty abrasive and obnoxious at times, but, I hope, he has a way of growing on you. I think David originally thought of him as a great white hunter sort of guy, but when I signed on for the role he sort of wrote him in a different direction."

The short-lived drama Deadline provided Platt's first lead role on television. Created by Dick Wolf, who also created Law & Order, Deadline focused on the lives of newspaper journalists in New York City. Platt starred as Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Wallace Benton, an "unlikely hero". The strong cast, which also included Bebe Neuwirth and Hope Davis, could not compensate for substandard writing and the series was soon canceled. After Deadline's failure, Platt avoided work on television until he read a script for The West Wing and signed on for a guest role. He received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of no-nonsense White House Counsel Oliver Babish, brought in during season two to compile a defense for President Bartlet and others who covered up his non-disclosure of multiple sclerosis.

His role in the television series Huff as Russell Tupper from 2004 to 2006 was well-received, especially by creator Bob Lowry, who said, "Oliver plays an alcoholic, drug-addicted, sexaholic, workaholic, womanizing misogynist who is adorable. I don't know any actor who could do that. I originally saw Russell as a blond stud, but when I saw what Oliver could do, I realized how much better, richer, and less predictable he was than my idea of the character ... Oliver is very committed to the idea that story and dialogue be character-driven and unique". Platt's work was nominated for two Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.

In 2005, Platt acted in Harold Ramis's film The Ice Harvest as an unhappy businessman with a trophy wife and two stepchildren who becomes involved with a friend who has stolen $2 million from a Mafia boss. He also played a lard merchant named Papprizzio in Lasse Hallström's Casanova, who competes with Casanova (Heath Ledger) for marriage to Francesca (Sienna Miller). Platt won the New York Film Critics Online Award for best supporting actor for his role in Casanova.

A Broadway production named Shining City was Platt's Broadway debut in 2006. The play was set in Dublin, and Platt's role was the tortured protagonist, John. Shining City's director said, "There is one word to describe Oliver. It's 'humanity.' He's got that everyman quality. He's a contradictory human being with flaws and strengths. And he's loveable. He can simultaneously make you laugh and break your heart. Oliver has brought to the role of John what I expected and more: tremendous inventiveness and sensitivity." Platt visited Dublin to prepare for the role and ensure his performance was authentic. He was nominated for a Tony award for "Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play".

In 2007, Platt played the part of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in the ESPN mini-series The Bronx Is Burning. Platt signed onto the project after John Turturro was confirmed as Billy Martin, because "This thing lives or dies by that portrayal ... I think it's great casting. God knows he has the intensity." Platt starred in the pilot episode of The Thick of It, a remake of the British show of the same name in 2007. The series was not picked up by ABC.

Platt starred as Nathan Detroit, alongside Lauren Graham as Miss Adelaide, in the Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls which began performances at the Nederlander Theatre on February 3, 2009, and officially opened on March 1, 2009. The production closed on June 14, 2009, after 113 performances.

Platt starred as White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser in Roland Emmerich's 2012, a disaster film released November 13, 2009.

In August 2010, he was cast in the role of "The Man in Black" in 2011's X-Men spin-off, X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn. In 2012, he starred in the romantic comedy The Oranges alongside Hugh Laurie and Leighton Meester and appeared in the action film Chinese Zodiac. He provided the voice of Wiser the Owl in the 2013 animated film Dorothy of Oz. He appeared in Miramax's 2016 supernatural thriller, The 9th Life of Louis Drax.


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