Chris Henry Coffey

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Chris Henry Coffey
Born (1971-05-01) May 1, 1971 (age 47)
ResidenceNew York City
Alma materYale School of Drama
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Mudge (m. 2014)

Chris Henry Coffey (born May 1, 1971) is an American actor, best known for his role in the David Schwimmer-directed film Trust [1] also starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Viola Davis. He 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 "Best films of 2011" compilation.

Life and career[edit]

Coffey was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A 1999 graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he has originated roles on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally in numerous world premieres including Gina Gionfriddo's Can You Forgive Her? at the Huntington Theater Company, directed by Peter DuBois, 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). 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.

Additional theatrical highlights 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 appearances include guest starring roles on Instinct, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Cupid and Law & Order, as well as recurring roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Guiding Light.

He has appeared in the films The International and Thirteen Days, and starred in many indies including "Walking on the Sky", "June", and "Play it By Ear". Coffey also starred in the short films BFF (premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, written and directed by Neil LaBute) and "Epilogue", (produced by the Amalgamated Picture Company, also premiering at TFF).

Coffey currently lives in New York City and is married to actress Jennifer Mudge.


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