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Biography #2 (for House of D)

David Duchovny, who was born and raised in New York City and attended Princeton University (where he played one season as shooting guard on the school's basketball team), received his Masters Degree in English Literature from Yale, and was on the road to earning his Ph.D. when he caught the acting bug.

Subsequently, David Duchovny emerged to become one of the most highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood. The star of Fox Television's monster hit The X-Files, David was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, and he was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his highly acclaimed and some say risqué appearances on The Larry Sanders Show and for Sex And The City. In January 1997, David won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. He has been nominated for a total of three Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and a TV Critic's Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

The press and the public both agree that Duchovny brings a fierce intellect, a quiet intensity and an acerbic wit to his roles on both the small screen and the silver screen. The X-Files debuted nine seasons ago, millions and millions of self-proclaimed X-Files spent their Sunday nights wide-eyed in anticipation as their hero, the brilliant and sullen FBI agent Fox Mulder (Duchovny), explored cases deemed unbelievable or unsolvable by the Bureau. Duchovny's remarkable performance on The X-Files earned him the title of Zeitgeist Icon by Laura Jacobs in The New Republic and the first Internet sex symbol with hair by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times.

Duchovny added the role of director to his already extensive list of accomplishments when he wrote, directed and starred in two critically acclaimed episodes of The X-Files, titled The Unnatural, which starred Jessie Martin, and Hollywood A.D., starring Garry Shandling and actress Téa Leoni. His feature credits include the action-comedy Evolution opposite Julianne Moore, directed by Ivan Reitman of Ghostbuster fame, the romantic-comedy Return to Me, opposite Minnie Driver, directed by Bonnie Hunt. The X-Files movie, directed by Rob Bowman, and the Touchstone film, Playing God, with Timothy Hutton and Angelina Jolie, an action thriller, directed by Andy Wilson (winner of a Cable Ace Award for Cracker). Recently, Duchovny appeared in Ben Stiller's film Zoolander in a hilariously funny un-billed cameo performance.

Duchovny's passion for renegade films has brought him critical acclaim for his performances in the feature films Kalifornia, in which he co-starred with Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis; The Rapture, the controversial film directed by Michael Tolkin in which Duchovny starred opposite Mimi Rogers; and Julia Has Two Lovers, in which he turned in a much heralded performance as a telephone hustler. Duchovny played Roland Rollie Totheroh, Charlie Chaplin's longtime confidante and cameraman in the Sir Richard Attenborough directed Chaplin, which starred Robert Downey Jr. in the title role; and starred in the smash hit Beethoven, opposite Charles Grodin, as the evil yuppie determined to take over Charles Grodin's company.

Still recognized for his role as Dennis/Denise Bryson, the transvestite detective in David Lynch's breakthrough television series Twin Peaks, Duchovny has also spent four seasons as the impassioned narrator of Zalman King's erotic anthology series The Red Shoe Diaries, which began as a feature length telefilm for Showtime. On stage, Duchovny has appeared in such plays as The Copulating Machine of Venice, California, and Green Cockatoo. In Full Frontal, he starred opposite Julia Roberts, Blair Underwood and David Hyde Pierce for director Steven Soderbergh. Duchovny made a brief return to television in good friend Bonnie Hunt's show, Life With Bonnie, in which he guest starred as over-the-top weatherman Johnny Volcano. Duchovny made two appearances in the 2002-2003 season and he has been nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Duchovny recently completed shooting the feature Connie & Carla Do L.A., directed by Michael Lembeck, starring opposite Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette. It is a hilarious story of two females who flee from the mafia after witnessing a murder. This leads them to Los Angeles where Connie (Nia) falls in love with Jeff (David) and start new careers as drag queen musicians.

Duchovny is married to actress, Téa Leoni and the two have a daughter and son.

Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "House of D" (07-May-2005)


Biography #3 (for Connie & Carla)

Born and raised in New York City, David Duchovny attended Princeton University (where he played one season as shooting guard on the school's basketball team), received his masters degree in English literature from Yale, and was on the road to earning his PhD when he caught the acting bug.

Subsequently, Duchovny emerged to become one of the most highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood. The star of Fox Television's monster hit The X Files, he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series; he was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his highly acclaimed (and some say) risqué appearances on The Larry Sanders Show. In January 1997, Duchovny won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

He has been nominated for a total of three Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild and a TV Critics Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. The press and the public both agree that Duchovny brings a fierce intellect, a quiet intensity and an acerbic wit to his roles on both the small and the silver screen.

Since The X Files debuted, millions and millions of self-proclaimed X-Philes spent their Sunday nights wide-eyed in anticipation as their hero, the brilliant and sullen FBI Agent Fox Mulder (Duchovny), explored cases deemed unbelievable or unsolvable by the Bureau. Duchovny's remarkable performance on The X Files earned him the title of Zeitgeist Icon by Laura Jacobs in The New Republic and the first Internet sex symbol with hair by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times.

Duchovny added the role of director to his already extensive list of accomplishments when he wrote, directed and starred in two critically acclaimed episodes of The X Files: The Unnatural, which starred Jessie Martin; and Hollywood A.D., starring Garry Shandling and actress Téa Leoni.

Duchovny's passion for renegade films has brought him critical acclaim for his performances in the feature films Kalifornia, in which he co-starred with Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis; The Rapture, the controversial film directed by Michael Tolkin in which Duchovny starred opposite Mimi Rogers; and Julia Has Two Lovers, in which he turned in a much heralded performance as a telephone hustler. Duchovny played Roland Rollie Totheroh, Charlie Chaplin's longtime confidante and cameraman, in the Sir Richard Attenborough-directed Chaplin, which starred Robert Downey Jr., in the title role; and starred in the smash hit Beethoven, opposite Charles Grodin, as the evil yuppie determined to take over Grodin's company.

His recent feature credits include the action comedy Evolution, opposite Julianne Moore, directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters); the romantic comedy Return to Me, opposite Minnie Driver, directed by Bonnie Hunt; The X Files movie, directed by Rob Bowman; the action thriller Playing God, with Timothy Hutton and Angelina Jolie, directed by Andy Wilson (winner of a Cable Ace Award for Cracker). Recently, Duchovny appeared in Ben Stiller's film Zoolander (a hilariously funny unbilled cameo performance).

Still recognized for his role as Dennis/Denise Bryson, the transvestite detective in David Lynch's breakthrough television series Twin Peaks, Duchovny has also spent four seasons as the impassioned narrator of Zalman King's erotic anthology series Red Shoe Diaries, which began as a feature-length telefilm for Showtime.

He was last seen on the big screen in 2002's Miramax ensemble comedy Full Frontal for director Steven Soderbergh, co-starring Julia Roberts, George Clooney and David Hyde Pierce. David has made brief returns to television, first appearing in good friend Bonnie Hunt's show, Life with Bonnie, in which he guest-starred as over-the-top weatherman Johnny Volcano, for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 2003. Following that, he made a memorable appearance on Sex and the City as an ex-flame of Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw.

Duchovny has recently completed filming his feature film directorial/writing debut, a coming-of-age story set in New York during the 1970s, entitled Women's House of D. In addition to writing and directing, Duchovny stars opposite Robin Williams, Téa Leoni and Erykah Badu.

David is married to actress Téa Leoni and the two have a daughter and son.

Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Connie & Carla" (06-Jun-2004)