Chris Cooper

Birth Place: Kansas City, MO, USA

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Chris Cooper won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Critics Choice Award for his role in "Adaptation." Cooper returns to the Broadway stage nearly four decades after his debut in David French's "Of the Fields, Lately."
Off-Broadway: "The Ballad of Soapy Smith (The Public Theatre), "A Different Moon" (WPA Theater).
Film: "Adaptation," "American Beauty," "August: Osage County," "The Company Men," "The Town," "Capote," "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "The Bourne Identity," "Seabiscuit," "The Patriot," "October Sky," "Live By Night," "Coming Through the Rye," "Demolition."
Television credits include "My House in Umbria (Emmy Award nomination) and the mini-series "11.22.63," based on the book by Stephen King.

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[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
2003
Dalton Trumbo [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Performer


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Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Nashville Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Nashville Awards; ALL SHOOK UP, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Cumberland County Playhouse & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; ALL SHOOK UP, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Cumberland County Playhouse & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards December 5th Standings; BRIGHT STAR Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Middle Tennessee State University's RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Proves Anything Is Possible

Today we celebrate our most recent sojourn with Cinderella and company, thanks to the sumptuously designed, beautifully staged and wonderfully sung Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, presented in an all-too-brief one-weekend run at Middle Tennessee State University’s Tucker Theatre in Murfreesboro.

Actor Rob Delaney To Appear In Conversation With Chris Cooper And Marianne Leone At The Music Hall, November 4

On Saturday, November 4, the award-winning co-creator and co-star of the critically acclaimed Amazon Prime comedy Catastrophe, Rob Delaney comes to The Music Hall to discuss his book, A HEART THAT WORKS.

Did You Know? These 10 Actors Played the Role of Nora in A DOLL'S HOUSE!

A Doll's House is officially back on Broadway! This all new revival is led by Jessica Chastain, taking on the iconic role of 'Nora Helmer' in Henrik Ibsen's landmark drama. While Chastain is the latest star to portray Nora, many have done so before her. Here is a list of 10 actors you may not have known played Nora in A Doll's House!

MARTY'S BACK IN TOWN! Comes to Aventura and Boca Raton in March

Marty's Back in Town!, Playwright Norman Shabel's comedic drama about the ups and downs of a dysfunctional family and their relationships with each other and with the “black sheep” who is returning home after 10 years, will run at the Alan and Diane Lieberman Theatre at the Michael-Ann Russel JCC in Miami from March 9 – 19, and at The Studio at Mizner Park in Boca Raton from March 24 – April 2nd.

Review: Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Tampa Repertory Theatre

Playwright Lucas Hnath was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. Later his move to New York led him to study Pre-Med, but soon he changed his major to Dramatic Writing, where he studied at Tisch School for the Arts earning a BFA, and subsequently following an MFA. Hnath is the playwright of 10 Dramatic works. His Broadway Debut and most notably his best work A Doll's House Part 2, debuted on Broadway in April of 2017 and closed in September later that year. Commissioned by South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California, Hnath's contemporary spin/sequel to the Ibsen classic starred Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell, and Condola Rashad. Metcalf later went on to win a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her portrayal of Nora Helmer. Subsequently, Hnath's work was also a nominee for Best Play at the time.

2022 Key West Film Festival Announces Line Up

To open the festival, Daniel Craig returns in GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MURDER MYSTERY, from the surprise 2019 hit Knives Out, reprising his role as detective Benoit Blanc, heading off to Greece with a new case to crack and a fresh ensemble of suspects to rattle (Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson).

ADAPTATION to Be Released on 4K UHD For 20th Anniversary

As Charlie struggles to adapt Orlean's best-selling book 'The Orchid Thief,' he writes himself into his own movie. The various stories crash into one another, exploding into a wildly imaginative film. ADAPTATION is at once a hilarious drama and a moving comedy, now celebrating its 20th anniversary.

2022 Key West Film Festival Announces Golden Key Awards for Chris Cooper and Elegance Bratton

The Key West Film Festival announced the recipients of its annual Golden Key Awards to be presented to screen legend Chris Cooper and Elegance Bratton, director of the upcoming release The Inspection. Past recipients of the award include Burt Reynolds, Marisa Tomei, Kimberly Peirce, Tom Skerritt, Lois Smith, Paul Verhoeven and Alan Cumming.

West 56th Street Between 6th & 7th Avenues to be Renamed 'Wynn Handman Way'

City Councilman Keith Powers, former Mayor Bill DeBlasio, former acting students of Wynn Handman and maybe a star or two will gather Monday, September 12 at 11:00 AM on the southeast corner of 7th Avenue and 56th Street for the naming of West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues as Wynn Handman Way.

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!

2022 National Evening of Science on Screen Announced

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Coolidge Corner Theatre have announced the 2022 National Evening of Science on Screen®, coming to cinemas across the nation on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. That evening, participating organizations will use one of the nation’s favorite pastimes—going to the movies—to promote public understanding of science.

Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper & More Join BOSTON STRANGLER Film

Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper, and Alessandro Nivola have joined 20th Century's Boston Strangler film. The movie will be written and directed by Matt Ruskin. The film follows Loretta McLaughlin, the first reports to break the story about the Boston Strangler.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is Now Streaming on Netflix

When and where can you find August: Osage County streaming? We have your answer here!

Theater Stories: ECLIPSED, SLAVE PLAY, HANGMEN and More About the John Golden Theatre

Today's Theater Stories features the John Golden Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre including, The Normal Heart, A Doll's House, Part 2, Eclipsed, Slave Play, and many more!

Theater Stories: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, PIPPIN and More About The Music Box Theatre

This week's Theater Stories features the Music Box Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the theater's stage including August: Osage County, the lauded revival of Pippin, Dear Evan Hansen and much more!

Ann Dowd To Star In Online Reading Of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

Penguin Rep Theatre today announced that the Stony Point-based professional theatre will present a special online benefit reading of Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 starring Ann Dowd, Emmy Award-winning actress, and directed by founding artistic director Joe Brancato.

Chris Cooper FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Chris Cooper has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Chris Cooper has not appeared in the West End.

Chris Cooper has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in "A Doll's House, Part 2".

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