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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 22 January 1972The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gabriel Macht is an American actor. He was born in the Bronx, New York, to Suzanne, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. Gabriel has three siblings, and moved with his parents to California when he was young.

Gabriel had his first success on screen when he was 8-years-old. He was nominated for a Best Young Motion Picture Actor Award for his performance in the movie Why Would I Lie? (1980). Briefly withdrawing from the business as a child, he returned as an adult with favorable roles that further developed his talents. After high school, Macht studied theatre at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh. Macht remains active in the theater and is involved with the Mad Dog Theater Company in New York where he performed the play "To Whom It May Concern" for the company at the Belgrade International Theatre Festival in 1997. His other theater credits include "Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at Promenade Theater Off Broadway and Theater on the Square in San Francisco; Roger Kumble's "Turnaround" at the Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles; "La Ronde" directed by Joanne Woodward at Williamstown Theater Festival; "What the Butter Saw" directed by Joe Dowling at Arena Stage in Washington DC. On the big screen, Macht was seen in Edward Zwick's highly acclaimed, "Love & Other Drugs" where he starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway who were both nominated for Golden Globes® for their performances. Macht also starred in the comic book inspired film, "The Spirit" as the titular character opposite Samuel Jackson, Scarlett Johannson, and Eva Mendes directed by Frank Miller. He was previously seen in Robert De Niro's critically acclaimed film, "The Good Shepherd" with Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. Macht's additional screen credits include the comic drama "Middle Men" with Giovanni Ribisi and Luke Wilson, the arctic thriller "Whiteout" with Kate Beckinsale, the romantic comedy "Because I Said So" with Diane Keaton; Joel Schumacher's "Bad Company" opposite Anthony Hopkins; "The Recruit" opposite Al Pacino and Colin Farrell; "Behind Enemy Lines" with Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman and "American Outlaws" where he first starred opposite Colin Farrell. His role in "A Love Song for Bobby Long" garnered Macht critical acclaim for his performance as the tormented writer, Lawson Pines' starring opposite John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson in the 2004 film. On television, Macht had guest starring roles on "Sex and the City," and "Spin City" and was a regular on Steven Spielberg's supernatural drama for NBC "The Others," and starred as William Holden in ABC's "The Audrey Hepburn Story".

Macht is best known for his role as Harvey Specter in USA drama Suits (2011). He resides in New York, Los Angeles, and the Sunshine Coast, Australia. He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on both sides of his family.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: CB

Spouse (1)

Jacinda Barrett (29 December 2004 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (12)

Son of Stephen Macht.
Was considered for the role of Chase on 24 (2001) which eventually went to James Badge Dale.
He remains active in theater via his association with the Mad Dog Theater Company in New York, which produced the play To Whom It May Concern at the Belgrade International Theatre Festival, September 1997.
He is a huge New York Yankees fan.
He has acted since he was 8.
Credits John Travolta as an "invaluable" teacher about how to act and how to be on a film set.
He appeared off-Broadway as Elvis Presley (aka "The Visitor") in comedian Steve Martin's 1995 production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
Graduated Beverly Hills High School in 1990, where he was active in the school's performing arts department.
Appeared in the cast of the 1989 production of "The Music Man" at Beverly Hills High School. Other cast members included Monica Lewinsky.
Trained at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
He and his wife, Jacinda Barrett, became the parents of a girl, Satine Anais Geraldine Macht, on August 27, 2007 in Los Angeles.

On February 26, 2014, They had a second child, a son named Luca.
He is entirely of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. His father's family emigrated from Russia and Germany. His maternal grandfather was born in Letichev, in the Ukraine, and his maternal grandmother was born in Russia.

Personal Quotes (15)

I don't mind doing the green-screen stuff at all, and in fact it's a lot like black-box theater, which I did plenty of in New York.
I can't argue my way out of a paper bag.
I believe that shows should be shot where they take place.
Honestly, I'm not a massive fan of courtroom dramas.
Frank Miller is more of a visionary than any director I've ever worked with, and he achieves that vision better than anyone I've ever worked with.
My family is full of musicians, and a couple of times a year we get together and jam at my cousin's studio. We improvise and have a great time.
If you go to pilot then you are probably going to go to series. That's my feeling about it.
I'm a T-shirt-and-jeans-with-combat-boots guy. And if I don't have to shave, I don't.
I'm a straight shooter, and most of the time my ego doesn't interrupt my relationships.
I really feel that New York City is the greatest city in the world.
My father is an actor, and I used to go on set to visit him. I saw the stories he was telling and said: 'That's what I want to do.' I was always in awe whenever I went to the movies or when I watched television.
I think if you're artistic in any way, you're probably born with it. I guess it's a talent that can be learned here and there, but I think the instinct to tell a story or to create something happens maybe in the womb.
I grew up in New York till I was 5, and I remember going to see 'Annie' and some musicals as a kid, and I remember my parents being somewhat okay with us watching 'Rocky Horror Picture Show,' which, it boggles my mind that they allowed me to watch it.
For me, I think there's a lot more room in cable television to tell broader stories. NBC and the networks, they're all very mainstream, and they're a little more conservative in how they approach storytelling.
My parents would have loved it if my brother or I had become a doctor or lawyer.

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