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Patrick Wilson received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his performance in Mike Nichols' miniseries Angels in America, which Tony Kushner adapted from his own epic plays.
Born in Virginia, Mr. Wilson was mostly raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He received his B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. After moving to New York City, his breakthrough performance was in Michael Greif's Off-Broadway staging of the musical Bright Lights, Big City, which earned him a Drama Desk Award nomination, and a Drama League Award. He won a second Drama League Award for his work in the Broadway revue The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, directed by Mark Lamos.
He then earned two consecutive Tony Award nominations, for his performances in Jack O'Brien's staging of The Full Monty (which also brought him Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Award nominations) and Trevor Nunn's revival of Oklahoma! More recently, he was back on Broadway alongside Jill Clayburgh, Amanda Peet, and Tony Roberts in Scott Elliott's revival of Barefoot in the Park.
Mr. Wilson has starred on-screen in Joel Schumacher's The Phantom of the Opera (adapted from Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical); John Lee Hancock's The Alamo; and two of the most talked-about movies of 2006, Todd Field's award-winning Little Children (opposite Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly) and David Slade's Hard Candy (opposite Ellen Page). He is at work on Rodrigo García's Passengers, and will soon be seen in Edward Burns' Purple Violets (a World Premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival).