Dermot Mulroney





10/31/1963 , Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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Born October 31, 1963, is an American actor of Irish descent. He is 5'9½" tall.

Dermot Mulroney grew up in Alexandria, Va., and went to Maury Elementary School. He played the cello in school and city youth orchestras and acted in children's community theater. He made his high school stage debut in an awful play called "Are Teachers Human" at George Washington (I) High School. He graduated from T.C. Williams high school in 1981, which later became the setting of a Disney movie with Denzel Washington. He was unusually short for most of his years in high school and was known for having a sharp, if not very nice, sense of humor. Graduated from Northwestern University in 1985, where he attended the School of Speech. Was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Northwestern University.

His college girlfriend, who was a year older than Mulroney, died shortly before her graduation from the school.

His father, Michael Mulroney, is a law professor at Villanova University School of Law, teaching Taxation courses and running the Graduate Tax program, as well as teaching Professional Responsibility. His father also races cars as a hobby. His mother, Ellen Mulroney, is originally from Manchester, Iowa. Ellen is an amateur actor and housewife.

He grew up with three brothers, Sean, Conor,and Kiera(now also an actor)and a sister named Moira. Is of predominantly Irish ancestry. All of his siblings have traditional Irish names.

He was married to actress Catherine Keener in 1990 after they met in 1987 when filming Survival Quest, although the couple separated in September 2005. Dermot filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 8, 2007. The couple has one son named Clyde, born June 1999.
In April 2008, he had his daughter Mabel Ray with girlfriend, Tharita Cesaroni. Mabel baptized at San Pietro's Church in Roccascalegna, Italy on Saturday (Oct. 4).

Mulroney, along with his brother Sean, own the Double Door, a Chicago music club. Also plays in a band called the Cranky George Trio.

Presently lives in Los Angeles.

Dermot's filmography:

'Flash of Genius' (2008)

'Jolene' (2008)

'The Memory Keeper's Daughter' (2008)

'Georgia Rule' (2007)

'Gracie' (2007) 'Zodiac' (2007)

'Dante's Inferno' (2007)

'Griffin & Phoenix' (2006)

'The Family Stone' (2005)

'Must Love Dogs' (2005)

'The Wedding Date' (2005)

'About Schmidt' (2002)

'Investigating Sex' (2001)

'The Safety of Objects' (2001)

'Trixie' (2000)

'My Best Friend's Wedding' (1997)

'Bastard Out of Carolina' (1996)

'The Trigger Effect' (1996)

'How to Make an American Quilt' (1995)

'Copycat' (1995)

'There Goes My Baby' (1994)

'Bad Girls' (1994)

'Silent Tongue' (1994)

'The Thing Called Love' (1993)

'Point of No Return' (1993)

'Where the Day Takes You' (1992)

'Samantha' (1992)

'Longtime Companion' (1990)

'Young Guns' (1988)

Dermot's flims as producer:

'God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan' [2006] (associate producer)

'Living in Oblivion' [1995] (associate producer)