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Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn was born in Chicago to first generation Irish parents. Quinn first came to critical attention for his roles in the film Desperately Seeking Susan and the TV film An Early Frost, in which he played a character with AIDS. Quinn's subsequent roles include Nick, the driver of Robert Duvall and lover of Natasha Richardson in The Handmaid's Tale, a father in Barry Levinson's semi-autobiographical Avalon, and a travelling Irish player in The Playboys. He played the brother of mentally disturbed Mary Stuart Masterson in Benny and Joon, and in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein he played the captain who listens to Dr. Frankenstein's tragic tale. That same year, he co-starred with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins in the period drama The Legends of the Fall. He subsequently co-starred with Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts in Neil Jordan's epic Michael Collins with a memorable performance as Harry Boland, Collins' best friend. After a dual role as a terrorist and his US Navy doppelganger in The Assignment, he was on more familiar territory in This is my Father as an Irish orphan raised by a poor farming family whose love affair with a spirited under-aged girl wreaks havoc. That film was directed by his brother Paul and shot by another brother, acclaimed cinematographer Declan Quinn.

Other films include The Songcatcher, Practical Magic, Music of the Heart, In Dreams, Looking for Richard, Blink, Crusoe, The Mission, and Reckless.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Aidan Quinn Facts

BirthdayMarch 8, 1959 (64)
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

Selected Filmography

The Handmaid's Tale
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
The Last Keepers
Legends Of The Fall
Elementary: Season 4
Wild Child
The Mission
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