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Biography #2 (for White Oleander)For his role as Dr. John Carter on ER, Noah Wyle has received five Emmy Award nominations, as well as three Golden Globe nominations as Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. He also won the 2001 TV Guide Award for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Noah is a consummate professional and an extremely talented actor, says ER executive producer John Wells, who first cast Wyle as the young, impressionable Dr. Carter eight years ago. He has been the soul of ER since day one. The show's success would not have been possible without Noah's performance as Carter.
Wyle, one of six brothers and sisters, was born and raised in Hollywood, California. He developed a genuine interest in acting after his junior year in high school when he participated in a theater arts program at Northwestern University. After graduation from high school, he found an apartment on Hollywood Boulevard and began studying with acting teacher Larry Moss.
Wyle scored his first professional role in the NBC miniseries Blind Faith and followed that with his first feature film, Crooked Hearts, in which he played a son in a dysfunctional family. A role in the Tom Cruise/Jack Nicholson starring vehicle A Few Good Men followed. His big break came when he was given the pilot script to ER and liked it so much he decided to audition for it despite his reluctance to accept a regular series role because of the five year commitment involved. Since then, although his ER schedule is hectic and demanding, Wyle's film career has flourished.
He was most recently seen in Enough, opposite Jennifer Lopez; he also starred as Steve Jobs in the cable movie The Pirates of Silicon Valley; in the independent film The Myth of Fingerprints with Roy Scheider and Blythe Danner; and as the president's interpreter in the 2000 live television production of Fail Safe.
Wyle devotes much of his free time to the international non-profit organization Doctors of the World and to his work as a member of the Human Rights Watch Council. He enjoys basketball, traveling, photography and going to the movies. He lives with his wife, makeup artist Tracy Wyle. His birthday is June 4.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "White Oleander" (04-Sep-2002)