Aaron Staton Biography
Aaron Staton is an American actor, best known for his role as Ken Cosgrove in Mad Men. Beside that he is also known as an actor and writer. He has been married to an actress Connie Fletcher and has been a father of one child. His role as Cole Phelps in the video Game Performance has leaded him to win a BAFTA Award. He made his Broadway debut in Mamma Mia before landing the title role in the Manhattan Theatre Club production, The American Pilot. Pursuing his interest in acting has made Staton try out for a variety of roles, and he has appeared on television on a number of shows.
Aaron Staton was born on August 2, 1980, in Huntington, West Virginia. But he grew up mostly in Jacksonville, Florida, and for his educational background, he has graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1998. Staton is a 2004 graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
In 2005, Aaron Staton was given the role of character Andy Wall on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He appeared on the episode “Hooked,” allowing him to act alongside series regulars like Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer and Diane Neal. Staton’s next project became appearances in the hit drama series 7th Heaven, landing the recurring role of Daniel. He was in the episodes “Broken Hearts and Promises,” “The Replacements” and “Turn, Turn, Turn” in 2006.
Staton was soon seen in Without a Trace, playing Dylan. He became busy in the year 2007, working on a string of films to his credit. He was cast in the thriller Descent, which starred Rosario Dawson and Chad Faust. Staton was also seen in I Believe in America, a drama written and directed by Michael J. Narvaez. Soon, he made his way into the mainstream film industry, working with Scarlett Johansson in the romantic comedy The Nanny Diaries. Staton eventually landed a role in the drama One Night, a film by Michael Knowles. His last film released in that year was the Oscar-nominated musical drama August Rush, which allowed him to work with Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terence Howard and Robin Williams. That year, Staton joined the cast of the AMC series Mad Men, portraying the character Ken, a young account executive learning the ropes at Sterling Cooper ad agency. In 2008, he was cast in Guerilla, a biographical drama directed by the acclaimed Steven Soderbergh. He played a journalist alongside Benicio del Toro, Benjamin Bratt, Lou Diamond Phillips and Franka Potente.
Along with the rest of the Mad Men cast, Staton won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009. He also has made appearances in TV series such as Law & Order: SVU, 7th Heaven and Without a Trace. He performed extensive voice and facial acting for the video game L.A. Noire, in which he plays the main protagonist, Cole Phelps. his role as Cole Phelps in the video game L.A. Noire, which got him a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Video Game Performance, which he lost to Mark Hamill in Batman: Arkham City.
Talking about his personal life, he has been married to Connie Fletcher. The couple tied knot on 2006 and still there is no any issue on his married life. It seems they are sharing happy moments of life at fullest. They are very happy with each other and have been supporting one another ever since they got married. Fletcher gave birth to their first child, a son named Beckett, on June 29, 2010.
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