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Kyle MacLachlan

MacLachlan is an actor who has brought indelible charm and a quirky sophistication to some of film and television's most memorable roles. He has recently joined the cast of Desperate Housewives, playing Dr. Orson Hodge, Bree's (Marcia Cross) charming new husband who is a dentist with a hidden agenda.

He is perhaps best known for his performance as FBI Agent Dale Cooper in David Lynch's ground breaking series, Twin Peaks, for which he received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. He also starred for two seasons on HBO's highly successful comedy series, Sex and the City, as Charlotte's ideal man, Dr. Trey MacDougal.

In the Fall of 2003, MacLachlan made his Broadway debut as Aston in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, starring with Patrick Stewart and Aidan Gillen. MacLachlan made his London stage debut in the Fall of 2002 in On an Average Day on the West End, starring with Woody Harrelson. The story revolves around troubled brothers who reunite with explosive consequences. Directed by John Crowley, the play returned MacLachlan to his theater roots after a 14-year absence.

MacLachlan made his feature film debut in the futuristic drama Dune, directed by David Lynch. This was followed by his second collaboration with Lynch in Blue Velvet. He starred alongside Ethan Hawke in Miramax's Hamlet (2000), directed by Michael Almeryeda, with MacLachlan portraying Claudius, Hamlet's stepfather, in a cast that included Bill Murray, Julia Stiles and Sam Shepard.

MacLachlan was also featured in Mike Figgis' experimental Timecode, which was the first film of its kind—shot with four digital cameras simultaneously in one continuous 93-minute take—and worked with Figgis again in One Night Stand, with Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr. He portrayed legendary keyboardist Ray Manzarek in The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Val Kilmer and Meg Ryan, and starred as Josef K in Kafka's The Trial, adapted by Harold Pinter and featuring Anthony Hopkins.

Other work includes The Trigger Effect, co-starring Elizabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney, The Flintstones, produced by Steven Spielberg, Paul Verhoeven's controversial Showgirls and Bruce Beresford's Rich in Love, with Albert Finney and Jill Clayburg and produced by Richard and Lili Zanuck. MacLachlan starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in HBO's award-winning film, Against the Wall, the story of the 1971 Attica prison riots, which was directed by the late John Frankenheimer, and in the Showtime original film Roswell, based on the infamous story of an alleged UFO sighting in 1947 near Roswell, New Mexico.

MacLachlan made his directorial debut in 1993 with an episode of the darkly comic HBO hit series, Tales from the Crypt.

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Kyle MacLachlan Facts

BirthdayFebruary 22, 1959 (63)
BirthplaceYakima, Washington, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Kyle MacLachlan compared to you?
Awards1991 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama (for Twin Peaks)

Selected Filmography

Inside Out
The Flintstones
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Mao's Last Dancer
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
Blue Velvet
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