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Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards is probably best known as Dr. Mark Greene on the hit series ER. For his portrayal of the overworked, but dedicated emergency room doctor, Edwards has received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Edwards has won three Screen Actors Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series in 1996 and Best Ensemble Cast in 1998 and 1999.) He won the Golden Globe Award in 1998.

Other recent credits include Thunderbirds, the Polish brothers' Northfork for Paramount Classics and Don't Go Breaking My Heart, which he executive produced in association with his production company Aviator Films. The company also produced the NBC telefilm Borderline, starring Sherry Stringfeld.

Edwards has starred in more than 20 features, including his memorable turn as Goose in the blockbuster feature Top Gun. Other feature film credits include; Playing by Heart, The Client, Miracle Mile, Mr. North, Hawks, Pet Semetary II, Delta Heat, Landslide, The Sure Thing, Gotcha, Revenge of the Nerds, Heart Like a Wheel and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Edwards made his film directorial debut with Charley's Ghost Story," a modern-day Mark Twain adaptation starring Cheech Marin and Linda Fiorentino.

In direct contrast to his ER role, Edwards starred opposite Eric Roberts in Hallmark Entertainment's telefilm, In Cold Blood. Based upon true events documented in Truman Capote's classic book, the film tells the story of two malevolent criminals who brutally murder a Kansas farm family, and the investigation which ultimately leads to their execution. Directed by Jonathan Kaplan, Edwards portrayed the infamous Dick Hickcock.

Other television credits include his recurring role as a hyper-allergic lawyer forced to live in a bubble on the critically acclaimed series Northern Exposure. He also starred in the series, It Takes Two, opposite Richard Crenna, Patty Duke and Helen Hunt. Edwards was also seen in the Showtime special Sexual Healing, for which he won a Cable Ace Best Actor nomination, as well as the telefilms El Diablo, Hometown Boy Makes Good, Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story, High School USA and The Killing of Randy Webster.

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Edwards is the youngest of five children. He developed his love of acting via exposure to live theater and by the age of 16 had appeared in dozens of musicals and plays. Edwards is philanthropically involved with Project Angel Food, Cure Autism Now (CAN) and the Los Angeles Youth Network, a shelter for the homeless youth in Hollywood.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Anthony Edwards Facts

Birth Name Anthony Charles Edwards
BirthdayJuly 19, 1962 (61)
BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Anthony Edwards compared to you?
Awards1998 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama (for ER)
1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series (for ER)
1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Drama Series (for ER)
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Selected Filmography

Top Gun
The Running Man
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
This Thing of Ours
A Bridge Too Far
ER: The Complete Series
Problem Child
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