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Tony Shalhoub

Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub has established himself as one of the most talented character actors working today. His numerous feature film roles include Spy Kids, Galaxy Quest, The Siege, A Civil Action, Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Irnposters, Primary Colors, Gattaca, Men in Black, Big Night, Barton Fink, Honeymoon in Vegas, Quick Change, Longtime Companion, 13 Ghosts and Life or Something Like It.

Shalhoub had an especially memorable role in The Man Who Wasn't There (winner for Best Director-2001 Cannes International Film Festival) by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand. He reprised his roles in the sequels for Men in Black II and Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams.

He will be seen next in The Last Shot, opposite Matthew Broderick and Alec Baldwin.

Shalhoub made his feature directorial debut with the independent film Made-Up, in which he costars with his wife Brooke Adams and Gary Sinise.

Shalhoub's television credits include his starring role as Adrian Monk in the original series Monk, for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe and was nominated for a Screen Actor's Guild Award. He also serves as executive producer of the show.

Shalhoub also starred in the telefilm remakes of Gypsy and That Championship Season, directed, by Paul Sorvino and was a series regular on the sitcoms Stark Raving Mad and the long-running hit Wings.

His New York theater work includes stagings of Waiting for Godot, Conversations With My Father, The Heidi Chronicles and The Odd Couple, along with the New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Henry IV Part 1 and Richard III.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Tony Shalhoub Facts

BirthdayOctober 9, 1953 (69)
BirthplaceGreen Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Tony Shalhoub compared to you?
Awards2006 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for Monk)
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series (for Monk)
2005 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for Monk)
2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series (for Monk)
2003 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for Monk)
2003 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series (for Monk)

Selected Filmography

Too Big To Fail
Men In Black II
Galaxy Quest
Monk: The Complete Series
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Spy Kids
Pain & Gain
Life Or Something Like It
Thirteen Ghosts
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