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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 November 1954Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Birth NameChristopher David Noth
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christopher David Noth was born on 13 November 1954 in Madison, Wisconsin, to Jeanne L. Parr, a CBS news reporter, and Charles James Noth, an attorney. He has German, Irish, and English ancestry. In his youth, he traveled and lived in England, Yugoslavia and Spain, but never stayed in the same place for long. His mother, Jeanne Parr, was a CBS news reporter. Chris studied with Sanford Meisner before graduating from the Yale School of Drama. He continues to build upon a versatile career in film, television and on stage.

Some of his screen ventures include Robert Zemeckis's Cast Away (2000), starring Tom Hanks; Tom DiCillo's Double Whammy (2001) with Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley; and the independent film Searching for Paradise (2002). Other film credits include A Texas Funeral (1999), Getting to Know You (1999), The Broken Giant (1998), Cold Around the Heart (1997), Naked in New York (1993), The Confession (1999), and Mr 3000 (2004). He recently could be seen in The Perfect Man (2005) opposite Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear.

Noth is reprising his role as "Detective Mike Logan" on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). He originated this character during the first five seasons of Law & Order (1990). Noth received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as "Mr. Big" on HBO's Sex and the City (1998). He recently starred in and was executive producer of the TNT Original film Bad Apple (2004), and starred as Roman general "Pompey" in the TNT epic miniseries Caesar (2002), opposite Christopher Walken and Richard Harris. Noth's other television movies include Exiled (1998) (in which he again played "Detective Mike Logan"), TNT's Rough Riders (1997), and Abducted: A Father's Love (1996).

Noth recently received rave reviews as "Teach" in "American Buffalo" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. He enjoyed a successful Broadway run of the revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man", starring opposite Charles Durning and Michael Learned. His most recent New York performance was Christopher Shinn's "What Didn't Happen" at Playwright's Horizons. He has also performed at the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut; New York's Manhattan Theatre Club, Circle Rep, La Mama, and Roundabout Theater; the Seattle Repertory Theater; and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mark Armstrong

Spouse (1)

Tara Wilson (6 April 2012 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (25)

He spent three years as an undergraduate at Marlboro College in southern Vermont.
Proud owner of a Manhattan bar called "The Cutting Room." So named after the cutting-room floor, where a lot of actors' best performances often end up.
Mother, Jeanne Parr, was a television news reporter (European correspondent) for CBS.
Became more well-known as Sarah Jessica Parker's on-again, off-again romancer Mr. Big in the TV cable hit Sex and the City (1998), after becoming a heart-throb playing Detective Mike Logan in Law & Order (1990).
Studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan before graduating from the Yale School of Drama.
He toured Vietnam with singer Nanci Griffith to support the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's campaign against land mines.
Has been confirmed that he will return as detective Mike Logan in a guest appearance on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) in January, 2005. He last appeared as Mike Logan in the TV movie, Exiled (1998) in 1998.
His character Mike Logan on Law & Order (1990) was Irish-American. In real life, Chris's father was of German and Irish descent, while Chris's mother's ancestry is Irish, German, and English. His father's name, "Noth", originates from the Strasbourg region of eastern France on the border of Germany--now called Alsace-Lorraine, where the name is properly pronounced "note." In his case, however, it rhymes with "both".
Was the last original cast member of Law & Order (1990) to leave the series. Although Steven Hill (District Attorney Adam Schiff) is often touted as an original cast member, he did not appear in the series until after its first episode.
Lives with actress Tara Wilson, whom he met while she was working at his bar, "The Cutting Room".
Ranked #8 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
Along with Jerry Orbach, Dann Florek, and Fred Dalton Thompson, he is one of four Law & Order (1990) cast members who later joined the regular cast of one of the spin-off series. He played Detective Mike Logan in Law & Order (1990) from 1990 to 1995 and in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) since 2005.
His brother made a few appearances on Law & Order (1990) as a court clerk. He also has a sister. Both are married.
Was a guest at Sarah Jessica Parker's 40th birthday party.
Was in a longterm relationship with supermodel/actress Beverly Johnson.
He won the World Theater Award 2001- Best Broadway Debut for "Best Man".
Co-owns The Cutting Room, a lounge and music club in New York City's Flatiron District, with Steve Walter, a Berklee College of Music alumnus. Since opening in 1999, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Crow, and Norah Jones are among the many people who have performed there.
Met his longtime girlfriend, Tara Wilson, while she was working at The Cutting Room, the New York City lounge and music club that he co-owns.
He and his longtime girlfriend, Tara Wilson, welcomed their son, Orion Christopher, on January 18, 2008 in Los Angeles, weighing seven pounds, ten ounces.
His father, Charles J. Noth (died March 1966), grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, where he lived with his wife and children in 1962, and was an insurance salesman.
Grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. His father died when he was young. Got into delinquent-styled trouble while he was young.
Attended Vermont's Marlboro College before going to the Yale School of Drama.
He has played the same character (Detective Mike Logan) on three different series: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
In Israel starting a new advertising campaign for a famous hand- cream company. Will stay in Israel for a few weeks. [July 2004]
Currently starring in "Farragut North" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. [July 2009]

Personal Quotes (4)

I don't like NYPD Blue (1993) because it tries to pretend it's a New York show. You know it's shot in a Hollywood back-lot. It's so L.A., so un-New York....They all try to talk New York. They all sound stupid. Law & Order (1990) is one hundred times more authentic.
[on why he left Law & Order (1990)]: "'Law and Order' is completely story-driven and completely characterless, really. If you do that format for five years and you're an actor, you're bound to get bored. It wears on you. And it was really wearing on me. But you need a job, and I felt awfully blessed to be in New York City and to be doing a show that was considered intelligent in the world of TV. But hey, five years is enough time."
I have been walking these [New York] streets and taking subways all of my adult life, and before I was just another face in the crowd. It's pretty annoying to be suddenly looked at as some exotic bird in the zoo.
I don't know the politics of Hollywood. Am I hungry for great material? Every actor is. How I can get to it, that's another story.

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