Oliver Platt Biography
Oliver Platt is an American actor for the screen and stage. He celebrates his birthday every year on January 12, and was born in the year 1960. His name at birth was Oliver James Platt. He is known for his outstanding performances in movies such as Flatliners, The Three Musketeers, Funny Bones, A Time to Kill, Dangerous Beauty, Dr. Dolittle, The Ice Harvest, Casanova, Frost/Nixon, Please Give and many others. He is also known for his work in TV series like Deadline, The West King, Queen Supreme, Huff, The Bronx is Burning and Nip/Tuck.
He was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to father Nicholas Platt, a diplomat who was the as U.S. ambassador to Zambia, Pakistan and Philippines and mother Sheila Maynard, a clinical social worker at Islamabad. He has an older and younger brother, Adam Platt and Nicholas Platt, Jr. The family moved back to U.S when he was just 3 months old and spent most of his childhood living in several countries. He changed many schools during that time. He went to Colorado Rocky Mountain School and then to Tufts University where he studied drama. Later he travelled with Shakespeare and Company. He has mixed ethnicity of French, Irish and Dutch and is an American by nationality.
During his early career, he appeared in many Off-Broadway and theater productions. He met actor Bill Murray who recommended him to the director Jonathan Demme eventually earning a role in Married to Mob in 1988. Then he appeared in Flatliners, The Three Musketeers, Beethoven, Working Girl, Bulworth and A Time to Kill in the following decade. He started his television career with a lead role in the short-lived drama Deadline. After the series failed, he kept himself away from television until he was cast with a guest role in The West Wing, which earned him an Emmy nomination. From 2004 to 2006, he starred as Russell Tupper on the series Huff and was nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe Award. He debuted into Broadway in 2006 with Shining City and which earned him lots of critical praises and landed him a Tony Award nomination for the Best Actor. Later, he starred in the Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls and was cast in the X-Men’s 2011 spin off X-Men: First Class as The Man in Black. His recent work can be seen in the movies The Oranges, Chinese Zodiac and A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle and in series Bored to Death, The Big C and Fargo.
Talking about his personal life, he is married to Mary Camilla Bonsal Campbell commonly known as simply Campbell. They dated for some time before tying the knot on September 12, 1992. They seem to living a happy married life and are so much in love even after over two decades of marriage. From the looks of it, they are going strong and divorce is out of the picture in the years to come. He has three children with her. He is enjoying his great family life and has balanced his personal and professional life quite well. Currently, he lives in his home with his wife and three kids.
The talented actor has also been blessed with great height of 6 feet and 3 and a half inch. His height suits his personality perfectly. He has garnered large number of fans over the years who genuinely admire the excellent work he does. More information on him is available on his recent and detailed biography on Wiki and IMDb website. He is also an active user of his Twitter account, updating it regularly with his frequent posts and tweets. His followers can get up close with him through his Twitter account.