Chris Henry Coffey

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Chris Henry Coffey
Born (1971-05-01) May 1, 1971 (age 43)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Alma mater Yale School of Drama
Occupation Actor

Chris Henry Coffey (born May 1, 1971 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is an American-born actor, best known for his role in the 2011 David Schwimmer-directed film Trust,[1] also starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Viola Davis. Coffey was praised for his "tour-de-force performance... giving a shockingly convincing performance that is equally perverse and plausible".[2] Roger Ebert also singled Coffey out in his legendary "Best films of 2011" compilation.

April 2012: Coffey starred in the short film BFF, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was written and directed by Neil LaBute.

January 2014: Coffey made his Broadway debut in the play Bronx Bombers, as Joe DiMaggio at the Circle in the Square after originating the role Off-Broadway at Primary Stages in 2013.

Career[edit]

A 1999 graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Coffey has been seen on some of the most respected stages across the country, originating roles in Richard Nelson’s "Frank's Home" directed by Robert Falls (Playwrights Horizons, NYC, Goodman Theater, Chicago, IL), Richard Nelson's How Shakespeare Won the West (Huntington Theater, Boston, MA) and working alongside Arthur Miller in his penultimate play, Resurrection Blues, directed by Mark Lamos (Old Globe Theater, San Diego, CA)..

Additional theatrical credits of Mr. Coffey include Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Mark Lamos (Westport Playhouse, CT), The Front Page, directed by Gordon Edelstein (Long Wharf Theater, New Haven CT), Violet Hour, directed by David Kennedy, and Hedda Gabler, directed by Ron Daniels (Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX), P.R. Man (Ohio Theatre, NYC), A View from the Bridge and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Alley Theater, Houston, TX), Galileo and Measure For Measure (Yale Repertory Theater, New Haven, CT), among many others.

Television credits include guest starring roles on The Good Wife, Cupid and Law & Order and recurring roles on Law & Order: CI and Guiding Light.

Additional film credits include The International, Thirteen Days, Walking on the Sky, June, and Play it By Ear, among many independents.

Coffey currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.

He is married (as of May, 2014) to actress Jennifer Mudge.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Trust by Roger Ebert.
  2. ^ Toronto International Film Festival: Trust.