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Biography #2 (for Kinsey)Chris O'Donnell recently wrapped production on Arthur Allen Seidelman's THE SISTERS, a modern-day re-imagining of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS. O'Donnell also recently starred as a high-altitude mountain climber in the hit action-thriller VERTICAL LIMIT, and as The Hit Man in the indie thriller 29 PALMS. In 1999, he appeared opposite Renée Zellweger in the romantic comedy THE BACHELOR, and in Robert Altman's acclaimed comedy COOKIE'S FORTUNE.
O'Donnell made his screen debut in 1990, earning critical praise for his portrayal of Jessica Lange's rebellious teenage son in Paul Brickman's MEN DON'T LEAVE. After a memorable cameo in FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, O'Donnell continued his ascent to stardom with 1992's SCHOOL TIES and the award-winning SCENT OF A WOMAN, in which he starred opposite Al Pacino, earning a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
O'Donnell enjoyed further success with starring turns in THE THREE MUSKETEERS, CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, and MAD LOVE. In 1995, he vaulted to worldwide stardom as Robin in the mega-hit BATMAN FOREVER, reprising his role in the 1997 sequel, BATMAN and ROBIN. Other film credits include BLUE SKY, THE CHAMBER, and Sir Richard Attenborough's IN LOVE AND WAR.
Onstage, O'Donnell made his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK. He also appeared opposite Angela Lansbury in Terrance McNally's GHOST LIGHT, produced by Mike Nichols.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Kinsey" (18-Dec-2004)
Biography #3Chris O'Donnell is one of the leading actors of his generation whose talent covers the range from action and adventure to romance, drama and comedy.
O'Donnell made his motion picture debut with a critically acclaimed performance as Jessica Lange's rebellious son in the Paul Brickman feature, Men Don't Leave. He followed this role with a memorable cameo in Jon Avnet's Academy Award-nominated Fried Green Tomatoes.
In 1993, O'Donnell was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Chicago Film Critics Award for his starring role opposite Al Pacino in the multiple Academy Award winner Scent of a Woman, directed by Martin Brest. He then played the swashbuckling D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, for which he was named the NATO/ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow in 1994.
O'Donnell adopted an Irish dialect to star in the romantic comedy sleeper Circle of Friends and won over audiences worldwide with his stand-out performance as Robin in the highest grossing film of 1995, Batman Forever.
He went on to star in the dark legal thriller The Chamber and Lord Richard Attenborough's period romance In Love and War before reprising his role as the daredevil acrobat and fledgling superhero in the 1997 hit Batman & Robin.
O'Donnell most recently starred in the romantic comedy The Bachelor opposite Renee Zellweger. The film was produced by his production company, George Street Pictures, in association with New Line.
Thirty-year-old O'Donnell and his wife Caroline had their first baby, Lily, while they were in New Zealand filming Vertical Limit. O'Donnell is from Chicago and studied marketing at Boston College. When not in Los Angeles, he also resides in Chicago.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)