‘House’ Robert Sean Leonard
Posted On July 1, 2007
Robert Sean Leonard : Dr. James Wilson
Date Of Birth: February 28th, 1969 Hometown: Westwood, New Jersey
Robert Sean Leonard has carved out a distinguished career on both stage and screen.
Leonard won a 2001 Tony Award for Best Actor (Featured Role – Play) for his performance in “The Invention of Love.” In 2003, he was nominated in the same category for his performance in “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” which also starred Brian Dennehy, Vanessa Redgrave and Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was most recently seen on stage in “The Violet Hour” opposite Scott Foley.
Leonard’s extensive theater credits include the Broadway productions of “The Music Man”; “The Iceman Cometh” with Kevin Spacey; “Arcadia”; “Candida,” for which he received a Tony nomination; “The Speed of Darkness”; “Breaking the Code”; and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” He also appeared in the West End (London) production of “Our Town.”
In 2001, Leonard starred in Richard Linklater’s film “Tape” with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, and was in the ensemble drama “Chelsea Walls,” directed by Hawke and based on the play of the same name.
Born in New Jersey, Leonard began his acting career at the age of 14 at the Ridgewood Theater in New York. At 19, he made his film debut in the acclaimed “Dead Poets Society,” starring opposite Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke. His additional film credits include “The Last Days of Disco” with Chloë Sevigny; “Much Ado About Nothing” with Denzel Washington and Emma Thompson; “The Age of Innocence” with Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder; “Swing Kids”; “Mr. & Mrs. Bridge” with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward; and the telefilm “A Painted House,” based on the novel by John Grisham.
While filming HOUSE, Leonard lives in Los Angeles.