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Tate Donovan

Tate Donovan starred for three seasons on the acclaimed FX drama series Damages, with Glenn Close. He is currently working on the new NBC drama series Infamous.

On the big screen, Donovan was a member of the ensemble cast of George Clooney's acclaimed 2005 drama Good Night, and Good Luck., for which he shared in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. His more recent credits include Antoine Fuqua's thriller Shooter, with Mark Wahlberg; Nancy Drew; and the independent films Neal Cassady, Wild About Harry and Below the Beltway.

Among his previous film credits are The Pacifier, directed by Adam Shankman; Dominic Sena's Swordfish; Murder at 1600; The Only Thrill; John Madden's Ethan Frome; Love Potion #9; Alan Rudolph's Equinox; Inside Monkey Zetterland, for which Donovan earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination; Michael Caton-Jones' Memphis Belle; John Frankenheimer's Dead Bang; Glenn Gordon Caron's Clean and Sober; and the adventure hit Space Camp. He also voiced the title character of the animated feature Hercules.

On television, Donovan's other credits include a regular role on the hit FOX series The O.C., and recurring or guest roles on such shows as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Guardian, Friends and Ally McBeal, among others.

Behind the camera, Donovan has also enjoyed success as a director, helming episodes of such series as Damages, Glee, Gossip Girl, Weeds, Nip/Tuck, Medium and The O.C.

In 2011, Donovan starred on Broadway in the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's play Good People, opposite Frances McDormand. He previously earned a Backstage West Garland Award for his performance in the west coast debut of Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole at the Geffen Theatre. Donovan's earlier repertoire includes the Broadway plays Amy's View, with Dame Judi Dench, and Picnic, with Ashley Judd, as well as the long-running off-Broadway hit Lobby Hero, by Kenneth Lonergan. Among his other theatre credits, he has appeared in a number of productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, including Once in a Lifetime, Under the Blue Sky and The Glass Menagerie.


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Tate Donovan Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1963 (54)
SignLibra
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.