Kirk at the Paley Center for Media Gala Honoring Showtime Networks (2008) - Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles
May 28, 1969
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969) is an American stage and film actor. He is known for playing Prior Walter in Mike Nichols's screen adaptation of (for which he received an Angels in America Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series) and for his portrayal of Andy Botwin in Showtime's . Weeds
Early years [ edit ]
Kirk was born in
Salem, Oregon. His mother was of Russian Jewish descent and his father was of Danish and English ancestry. [1 ]
Kirk grew up in
Union, Washington, where he attended a grade school on a Native American reservation, until his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when he was 12 years old. He attended high school there and performed at Children's Theatre Company. He then moved to New York City after graduating. Kirk played guitar in several New York bands in the early 1990s, most notably The Dimestore Darlings. He completed a two-year conservatory acting program at [2 ] Circle in the Square Theatre School.
His first role on
Broadway was a play called Any Given Day, which was performed at the Longacre Theatre. He also appeared in , both onstage, for which he received an Love! Valour! Compassion! Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble, and in the film version. He also appeared in with Other Desert Cities Stockard Channing, Judith Light, and Stacy Keach, He won a Back Stage West Garland Award for Outstanding Performance on his role of a piano prodigy in , staged at New York's Promenade Theater and Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse. Old Wicked Songs
Kirk's other films include
, Flannel Pajamas Chapter Zero, The Eden Myth, Puccini for Beginners, and Call o' the Glen. He made his television series debut in . He starred as Jack & Jill Andy Botwin on the Showtime television series alongside former Weeds co-star Angels in America Mary-Louise Parker.
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Music Video [ edit ]
"Whatever You Like" by Anya Marina (remix of T.I.'s song)
"How Blue" by Bleu
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!" by Vengaboys
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