Justin Kirk

Justin Kirk (born May 28, 1969) is an American stage and film actor. He is known for playing Prior Walter in Mike Nichols's screen adaptation of Angels in America (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series) and for his portrayal of Andy Botwin in Showtime's Weeds. He will star in the upcoming NBC sitcom Animal Practice in 2012. Kirk was born in Salem, Oregon. His mother was of Russian Jewish descent and his father was of Danish and English ancestry. He grew up in Union, Washington, where he attended a grade school on a Native American reservation. He moved to Minneapolis when he was 12 years old, and then to New York City after graduating from high school. Kirk played guitar in several New York bands in the early '90s, most notably The Dimestore Darlings. He also completed a two-year conservatory acting program at Circle in the Square. His first role on Broadway was a play called Any Given Day, which was performed at the Longacre Theatre. He also appeared in Love! Valour! Compassion! both on-screen and on stage, for which he received an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble.


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