Thomas Sadoski

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Thomas Sadoski
Thomas Sadoski at PaleyFest 2013.jpg
Thomas Sadoski at the PaleyFest 2013 panel for The Newsroom
Born (1976-07-01) July 1, 1976 (age 40)
New Haven, Connecticut
Education Circle in the Square Theatre School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998-present
Spouse(s) Kimberly Hope (m. 2007; div. 2015)
Partner(s) Amanda Seyfried (2016-present)

Thomas Sadoski (born July 1, 1976) is an American stage, film, and television actor. He is best known for his role as Matt Short in the sitcom television series Life in Pieces.

Personal life[edit]

Sadoski was born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in College Station, Texas.[1] He is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles sports teams.[2]

Sadoski attended the University of North Texas in Denton, TX for one semester. He graduated from New York's Circle in the Square Theatre School in 1998.[1]

Sadoski married Kimberly Hope in 2007. They divorced in October 2015.[3] Sadoski began dating actress Amanda Seyfried in early 2016.[4] He confirmed his engagement to Seyfried on September 12, 2016.[5] They are currently expecting their first child.[6]

Stage career[edit]

Sadoski began his award-winning stage career as Mark Ruffalo and Mark Rosenthal's understudy in the Off-Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed play This is Our Youth at the Second Stage Theatre.[7] It marked the first of many productions with the New York-based theatre company. He has appeared in many Broadway and Off-broadway productions as well as many productions in regional theaters. In 2008 he originated the role of Greg in Neil LaBute's play reasons to be pretty for MCC Theatre alongside The Newsroom co-star Alison Pill. After a critically lauded sold-out run Off-broadway it transferred to Broadway in April 2009 where it earned 3 Tony Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best Actress: Marin Ireland, Best Play) as well as 3 Drama Desk Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best Director: Terry Kinney and Best Play),[8] two Outer Critics Circle Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best New Play),[9] and 3 Drama League Award nominations (Best Play, Destinguished Performance Awards: Sadoski and Ireland).[10] Neil LaBute credits Sadoski for inspiring the critically noted change in tone in reasons to be pretty from the playwright's earlier works saying: “His own thoughtfulness and good heart helped me to not fall back on anything that I had done before. My plays usually end darkly. I always thought that was real life, that there were always shades of gray, but he helped me see some other colors in the palette.”[1] In 2011 he originated the role of 'Trip Wyeth' in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities for which he won an Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award.[11] The play (which, also after a sold out Off-broadway run, was transferred to Broadway in November 2011) was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle in 2011.[12] Sadoski has also been seen on Broadway alongside Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alison Pill in John Guare's House of Blue Leaves.[13]

Stage (partial)
Year Play Author Role Location Awards/Notes
1998 This Is Our Youth Kenneth Lonergan Warren/Dennis understudy McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York, NY/ Fairbanks Theatre, New York, NY Professional debut
1999 Gemini Albert Innaurato Randy Hastings Second Stage, New York, NY
2000 The Hot l Baltimore Lanford Wilson Paul Granger III Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
2000 The Skin of Our Teeth Thornton Wilder Henry Antrobus Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
2001 Street Scene Elmer Rice Samuel Kaplan Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
2001 The Waverly Gallery Kenneth Lonergan Daniel Reed Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
2002 Left Richard Nelson Eddie Powerhouse Theatre, Poughkeepsie, NY World Premiere
2002 The General From America Richard Nelson Matlack/ Pauling Alley Theatre, Houston, TX/ Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, NY
2003 Where We're Born Lucy Thurber Tony Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NY World Premiere
2004 Reckless (Broadway) Craig Lucas Tom/ Tom, Jr/ Man in Ski Mask Biltmore Theatre, New York, NY Sadoski's Broadway debut
2004 Rodney's Wife Richard Nelson Ted Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA World Premiere
2005 Moonlight and Magnolias Ron Hutchinson David O. Selznick Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA
2006 Jump/Cut Neena Beeber Paul Julia Miles Theatre, New York, NY World Premiere
2006 The Mistakes Madeline Made Elizabeth Meriwether Buddy Bleecker Street Theatre, New York, NY World Premiere
2006 All This Intimacy Rajiv Joseph Ty McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York, NY World Premiere
2006/2007 The Santaland Diaries David Sedaris Crumpet Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
2007 Stay Lucy Thurber Billy Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NY World Premiere
2007 Dissonance Damian Lanigan Hal Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA World Premiere
2007 The Joke Sam Marks Eddie Studio Dante, New York, NY World Premiere
2008 reasons to be pretty Neil LaBute Greg Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, NY World Premiere
2008 Becky Shaw Gina Gionfriddo Andrew Second Stage Theatre New York Premiere
2009 reasons to be pretty (Broadway) Neil LaBute Greg Lyceum Theatre, New York, NY LaBute's Broadway debut
2010 The Bridge Project II:

As You Like It, The Tempest

William Shakespeare Touchstone,


BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater, Brooklyn, NY

Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, HK

Esplanade Theatre, Singapore, SG

Théâtre Marigny, Paris, FR

Teatro Español, Madrid, ES

Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghhausen, DE

Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, NL

The Old Vic, London, UK

Teatro Palacio Valdés, Avilès, ES

Directed by Sam Mendes
2011 Other Desert Cities Jon Robin Baitz Trip Wyeth Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York, NY World Premiere
2011 The House of Blue Leaves (Broadway) John Guare Billy Einhorn Walter Kerr Theatre, New York, NY
2011 Other Desert Cities (Broadway) Jon Robin Baitz Trip Wyeth Booth Theatre, New York, NY
2012 Build Michael Golamco Kip Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA World Premiere
2015 The Way We Get By Neil LaBute Doug Second Stage Theatre, New York, NY


Sadoski made his feature film debut in 2000 in Amy Heckerling's romantic-comedy Loser.[14]

Release Date Title Role Director Notes
2000 Loser Chris Amy Heckerling Film debut
2002 Winter Solstice Chris Bender Josh Sternfeld Sound Pictures
2003 Happy Hour Scott Mike Bencivenga
2004 Company K Corp. Richard Mundy Robert Clem
2008 The New Twenty Feliz Canavan Chris Mason Johnson
2009 Split (Short) Oliver Jamie Buckner
2012 30 Beats Julian Alexis Lloyd
2012 BFF (Short) Jack Neil LaBute Official selection Tribeca Film Festival
2013 The Dramatics Gordon Bullard Scott Rodgers
2014 Take Care Devon Liz Tuccillo Official selection SXSW
2014 It's Okay (Short) Him Tamar Levine Official selection Palm Springs International Short Fest[15]
2014 Wild Paul Jean-Marc Vallée Fox Searchlight
2014 John Wick Officer Jimmy Chad Stahelski
2015 I Smile Back Donny Adam Salky Official Selection Sundance Film Festival
2017 John Wick: Chapter Two Officer Jimmy Chad Stahelski


In 2011 Sadoski was cast as a lead in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom.[16] Previous television work includes multiple guest starring roles in 3 of the Law & Order franchise shows as well as an arc on As the World Turns as drug dealer Jesse Calhoun.

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Law & Order Robert Barnes 1 episode ( Season 16, Episode 9: "Criminal Law")
2007 As the World Turns Jesse Calhoun 8 episodes (April 23, 2007 – May 16, 2007)
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Patrick Cardell 1 episode (Season 7, Episode 4: "Lonelyville")
2009 Ugly Betty Patrick 1 episode (Season 3, Episode 11: "Dress for Success")
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Joe Thagard 1 episode (Season 11, Episode 10: "Anchor")
2012–2014 The Newsroom Don Keefer 3 seasons, 25 Episodes (Series Regular)
2013–2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nate Davis 2 episodes (Season 15, Episode 9: "Rapist Anonymous"; Season 15, Episode 16: "Gridiron Soldier")
2015 The Slap Gary[17]
2015–present Life in Pieces Matt 1 season, 20 Episodes (Series Regular)


In January 2011 Stephen King's audiobook recording of Mile 81 was released for which Thomas Sadoski was the narrator.[18] AudioFile magazine said of his work: "Sadoski’s matter-of-fact narration of the monster's deeds makes the tale that much more unnerving to hear".[19] Publisher's Weekly agreed saying: "Thomas Sadoski provides smooth, matter-of-fact narration that acts as a counterpoint to the chilling and unnerving story line".[20]

Year Project Author Notes
2012 Mile 81 Stephen King Audiobook
2013 reasons to be pretty Neil LaBute Radio play, recorded for LA TheatreWorks[21][22]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Becky Shaw Nominated
2009 63rd Tony Awards Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Reasons To Be Pretty Nominated
2009 Drama Desk Award Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play Reasons To Be Pretty Nominated
2009 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Reasons To Be Pretty Nominated
2009 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Reasons To Be Pretty Nominated
2011 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Other Desert Cities Won
2011 Obie Awards Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor Other Desert Cities Won


  1. ^ a b c "An Actor Who Earns Praise With One Foot in His Mouth". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Newsroom star Thomas Sadoski and wife Kimberly Hope divorcing after eight years". DailyMail. October 16, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ Miller, Michael (March 3, 2016). "Amanda Seyfried and Her Last Word Costar Thomas Sadoski Are Dating!". People (magazine). Retrieved September 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ Mizoguchi, Karen (September 12, 2016). "Amanda Seyfried Engaged to Last Word Costar Thomas Sadoski". People (magazine). Retrieved September 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ Mizoguchi, Karen (November 29, 2016). "Surprise! Amanda Seyfried Is Pregnant – See Her Baby Bump". People. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ Lincoln Center Theater (2011-01-03). "Catching up with Thomas Sadoski : Lincoln Center Theater Blog | Lincoln Center Theater". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  8. ^ "Reasons To Be Pretty". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  9. ^ Cozby, Paul. "Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations - the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Awards nominees". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  10. ^ "2009 Drama League Award Nominees Announced | Broadway Buzz". 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  11. ^ "Search - Lortel Archives". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  12. ^ "Other Desert Cities - 2011 Broadway Tickets, Reviews, News, Info, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  13. ^ "The House of Blue Leaves". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  14. ^ "Times Union - Albany NY". 2000-07-30. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  15. ^ ""It's Okay" World Premier at 2014 Palm Springs International Shortfest.". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  16. ^ [2][dead link]
  17. ^ "The Slap". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  18. ^ "Mile 81". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  19. ^ "MILE 81 by Stephen King Read by Thomas Sadoski Edward Herrmann | Audiobook Review". AudioFile Magazine. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  20. ^ "Audio Book Review: Mile 81 by Stephen King, read by Thomas Sadoski and Edward Herrmann. Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, two CDs, 2.5 hrs., $14.99 ISBN 978-1-4423-4913-1". 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  21. ^ David Ng (2013-08-22). "L.A. Theatre Works season to include Neil LaBute, 'Osage County' - latimes". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  22. ^ "LATW 1/16/14 Neil LaBute's "Reasons to Be Happy" starring Jenna Fischer & Thomas Sadoski". 2016-11-27. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 

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