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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 June 1967Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Birth NameRonald Joseph Livingston
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ron Livingston was born on June 5, 1967, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His father is an aerospace engineer and his mother is a Lutheran minister. His younger brother, John Livingston, is also an actor. His sister, Jennifer Livingston, is a TV news personality at CBS/WKBT in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His youngest brother, Nick Livingston, is a student.

Livingston graduated from Marion High School, then attended Yale University with Paul Giamatti and Edward Norton. It was at Yale University that he earned his B.A. degree in Theatre Studies and English Literature. He began his acting career while still an undergraduate, getting his stage credits with the Williamson Theatre Festival and Manhattan Class Company. In 1989, after graduating from Yale, Livingston moved to Chicago, where he acted in a number of stage productions, including shows at the Goodman Theatre and other venues. His film debut was in Dolly Parton's Straight Talk (1992). He accelerated his film career by moving to Los Angeles in 1993, gaining attention as one of the buddies in the popular hit Swingers (1996). His acting credits include the cult hit Office Space (1999), in which he starred opposite Jennifer Aniston, the mini-series Band of Brothers (2001), where he co-starred with Damian Lewis, eight episodes of Sex and the City (1998) (2002-2003), where he starred opposite Sarah Jessica Parker, and the Oscar-winning Adaptation. (2002), among his other works. He was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2002 for his performance in Band of Brothers (2001). He also appears as Sebastian Charles in the episode "TB or not TB" (2005) of Fox's popular series House M.D. (2004).

In 2006 Livingston became a new spokesman for Sprint Nextel telecommunications company in their new "Power Up" campaign. He is starring as Matt Flannery, the FBI senior negotiator, in the FOX's popular television series Standoff (2006), since the series opened in September 2006. Ron Livingston is currently residing in Los Angeles, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov

Spouse (1)

Rosemarie DeWitt (2 November 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

Is a native of Marion, Iowa, USA. Graduated from Marion High School.
Was engaged to actress Lisa Sheridan [2001].
Attended Yale University with Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti.
Older brother of actor John Livingston, Jennifer Livingston and Nick Livingston.
Mother is a Lutheran minister, father is an aerospace engineer.
Got his start in Chicago where one of the theaters he performed, was at the Goodman Theatre.
Director Paul W.S. Anderson had wanted him to play the role of Goro in Mortal Kombat (1995), but the prosthetics required to make him taller and add two arms were too expensive to justify.
His feature film debut was Straight Talk (1992).
Brother-in-law of Jenni Blong.
His 1st child, with wife Rosemarie DeWitt, was a daughter named Gracie James Livingston, born April 29, 2013.

Personal Quotes (25)

(on why he moved to Chicago to pursue an acting career) "It was within Greyhound striking distance of home. It was a good place to start out."
Everybody thinks that actors would be really good at bluffing, but I think it's a little backward.
If I'm in something funny, I like to try and find some kind of serious line in it that people can relate to.
Life is not always like chess. Just because you have the king surrounded, don't think he is not capable of hurting you.
If you play your cards right things are going to happen in the long run. In the short run, it is anybody's guess.
It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn't end. There's other ways to make money, better jobs.
Flight attendants all over the world saw 'Sex and the City.' Doesn't matter what country you are in. The flight attendants know Jack Berger.
Eric McCormack is directing talent waiting to happen.
Any time you do physical stuff, violence, it is controlled. It's a little bit like you block the move.
A lot of the stuff I have done had been not only the likable guy, but like the nice likable guy.
Management don't really have any problem at all with firing people. It's a powerful idea that, If I'm not happy, I'll quit. I'll try something else!
I would worry if people always associated me with Larry Sokolov.
I say the one thing about luck is you can't really count on it.
I don't always get to do a lot of bad guys.
I can't pull off blond, but I got some blond tips. Which is as close as I'll ever come to being in a '90s boy band.
Good actors, you always know what they're thinking. That's why they're good actors.
An actor's career doesn't feel like just one career to me. It feels like about five or six. Because every six or seven years, you look in the mirror and you have a completely different product.
They're either going to fire you or they're not. They can only fire you. That's all they can do. They can't take your thumbs.
It's kinda cool seeing people having real fights with people they really know.
It's got to be weird to sit in an office all day and deal with these creative types without having any idea of what they do or how they do it.
It all comes down to probable cause: If you think something's up, maybe you gotta take a look.
There is technique to it-he is just standing there flexing his arm, and I am standing there making faces as if I am being choked. You keep your head in a certain angle for the camera.
The real intimidating stuff is the scene where you show up for the first day. You kind of square off, and that is where you look each other in the eye.
My sister Jennifer is an Emmy winning journalist and mother of three amazing girls. She brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years. I'm extremely proud of her.
In corporate levels, it's all about tailoring your shirt and which tennis club you belong to and which watch you are wearing and what did you shoot last week?

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