David Adkins (actor)

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David Adkins
Born 1963 (age 54–55)
Easton, Maryland, U.S.
Residence Manhattan, New York
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Juilliard School
Occupation Actor, playwright
Laura Linney
(m. 1995; div. 2000)

David Adkins (born 1963 in Easton, Maryland)[1] is an American actor and playwright.

Personal life[edit]

Adkins was born in Easton, Maryland, to Carolyn A. Sisk, a retired teacher. He moved to Columbia, Maryland with his family when he was in the second grade. He graduated from McDonogh School and attended Dartmouth College and the Juilliard School.[1] He graduated from Juilliard in 1989.[2]

It was at Juilliard where Adkins met Laura Linney.[3][4][5] They married in 1995[6][7] and resided on the East Side.[8] They separated in 1998.[9] After five years of marriage,[10] Adkins and Linney divorced in 2000.[11] News of their divorce was made public in 2001.[12][13] Since 2000, Adkins has been in a relationship with actress Corinna May.[14]

Adkins resides in Manhattan.[15]


Adkins made his Broadway debut in 1993, playing a small role and understudying a larger one in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan.[1]

In 1999, Adkins made his first professional appearance in his home state as Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, performed at the Center Stage. That same year, he had a small part in the 1999 film, The Thomas Crown Affair.[1] In that film, he played the role of the "Son".[16][17]

In 2012, Adkins participated in the George Street Playhouse's production of Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men.[18]

In 2014, Adkins participated in Michael Frayn's Benefactors at the Unicorn Theatre in Massachusetts.[19] That same year, Adkins portrayed Edgar Allan Poe in Eric Hill's play, Poe at the Unicorn Theatre.[20]

In addition to acting, Adkins wrote the play Thoreau, or, Return to Walden and portrayed its only character, Henry David Thoreau, also at the Unicorn Theatre in 2015.[21][22][23]


Adkins has appeared in a wide range of television shows such as Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Chicago Hope, Without a Trace and Happyish.[24][25]


  1. ^ a b c d Rousuck, J. Wynn (29 September 1999). "Adkins discovers his home onstage". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Borak, Jeffrey (21 June 2007). "Acting on the edge". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  3. ^ D'Souza, Christa (19 March 2003). "Ready to Rumble". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Ellen, Barbara (30 December 2007). "What lies beneath". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Dicker, Ron (14 February 2001). "Laura Linney". Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Laura Linney: The great pretender". The Independent. 25 November 2005. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Heller, Corinne. "OTRC: LAURA LINNEY, 49, WELCOMES FIRST CHILD WITH HUSBAND MARC SCHAUER". KABC-TV. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Rizzo, Frank (3 May 1996). "After `Primal Fear,' Laura Linney Finds Comfort At Yale Rep". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Parkyn, John (25 March 2001). "Name Dropping". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  10. ^ Bruni, Frank (28 July 2010). "The Age of Laura Linney". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  11. ^ Carter, Gayle Jo (14 October 2010). "For actress Laura Linney, older is better". USA Weekend. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Laura Linney Engaged to Boyfriend Marc Schauer". Fox News Channel. 21 August 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Actress Laura Linney is divorcing husband David Adkins". Star-News. 18 April 2001. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  14. ^ Smullen, Sharon (28 September 2016). "WAM Theatre: WWII drama examines choices made by survivors". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  15. ^ Goodwin, Jeremy D. (18 June 2015). "Taking Thoreau back into the woods". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "Overview for David Adkins". Turner Classic Movies. 
  17. ^ "Cast of The Thomas Crown Affair". The New York Times. 
  18. ^ Gans, Andrew (17 February 2012). "Jack Klugman, Gregg Edelman, David Schramm, Jonathan Hadary, James Rebhorn Will Be George Street's Angry Men". Playbill. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  19. ^ Siegel, Ed (23 July 2014). "There Will Always Be An England — In The Berkshires". WBUR-FM. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  20. ^ Bergman, J. Peter (9 October 2014). "Review: David Adkins brings 'POE' to life". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  21. ^ Borak, Jeffrey (24 June 2015). "David Adkins goes for broke in 'Thoreau ...'". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  22. ^ Aucoin, Don (23 June 2015). "In 'Thoreau,' one man's struggle". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  23. ^ Bergman, J. Peter (25 June 2015). "REVIEW: 'Thoreau,' at the Unicorn: A revelatory performance by David Adkins". The Berkshire Eagle. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  24. ^ "David Adkins". Hollywood.com. 
  25. ^ "David Adkins". The New York Times. 

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