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VIDEO: Alan Cumming Discusses His Groundbreaking Role on CBS' INSTINCT with Seth Meyers

Watch Alan Cumming talks about his role on CBS'Instinct and how proud he is to play the first openly gay lead character on a network television drama series on LATE NIGHT WITH Seth Meyers.

Cumming portrayed Eli Gold on "The Good Wife," on the Network, earned numerous accolades, including Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award and Critics Circle Award nominations. His additional television credits include "Sex and the City," "Frasier," "The L Word," "Web Therapy" and "Tin Man." Also, he is the host of PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery," he wrote and starred in the British sitcom "The High Life," and he appeared in several films for the BBC.

Cumming made his professional acting debut in Michael Boyd's production of "Macbeth" at the Glasgow's Tron Theater in 1985. He went on to work extensively in the Scottish theater before his West End debut in "Conquest of the South Pole" earned him his first Olivier Award nomination. He has appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company, played Romeo for the Royal National Theatre Studio and earned further Olivier Award nominations for "La Bete" and "Cabaret." His career-defining "Hamlet" for the English Touring Theatre earned him critical acclaim, a TMA Best Actor award and a Shakespeare Globe nomination. He won an Olivier Award for "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" at the Royal National Theatre. In 2006 he returned to the West End in Martin Sherman's "Bent," and in 2007 he appeared in the National Theatre of Scotland's "The Bacchae." In 1998 Cumming made his Broadway debut when "Cabaret" transferred to New York, winning him a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Theatre World Award, New York Press Award and FANY Award. He went on to appear on Broadway in "Design for Living," "The Threepenny Opera" and "Macbeth." Off-Broadway, he appeared as the Pope in Jean Genet's "Elle," which he also adapted, and as Trigorin in "The Seagull" opposite Dianne Wiest. From 2014-2015, he returned to Studio 54 and "Cabaret" once more, recreating his performance opposite the Sally Bowles of Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller.

Beloved "Saturday Night Live" personality - and the longest serving "anchor" on the show's wildly popular "Weekend Update" - Seth Meyers takes over as host of NBC's "Late Night," home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and the best in musical talent.

As the Emmy-winning head writer for SNL, Seth has established a reputation for his sharp wit and perfectly timed comedy and has gained fame for his spot-on impersonations, unique characters and hilarious spoofing of topical news. Seth takes his departure from SNL to his new post at "Late Night" as Jimmy Fallon moves to "The Tonight Show."

Check out the clip from last nights episode below!




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