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Overview (3)

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Birth NameChristopher David Noth
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth stars on Season 3 FX's critically acclaimed drama Tyrant (2014) and has two independent films coming out this year.

On Tyrant (2014), Noth enters the show in its third season premiering in July, starring as Gen. William Cogswell, an exiled powerhouse whose return to Abbudin and subsequent rise to power is complicated by his romantic history and hidden idiosyncrasies. In film, he stars in the hit Sundance feature film White Girl (2016), with Morgan Saylor, and the independent film Chronically Metropolitan (2016) with Mary-Louise Parker.

Christopher David Noth was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to Jeanne Parr, a CBS news reporter, and Charles James Noth, an attorney. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. Setting the bar for strong, charismatic leading men on television, Chris has a knack for tackling characters that remain as relevant today as when he first played them. He rose to prominence as Detective Mike Logan on the original Law & Order (1990), where he spent five seasons before going on to set hearts aflutter as the iconic Mr. Big on HBO's groundbreaking series Sex and the City (1998). Noth garnered his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy playing the unattainable bachelor who gradually evolves into the love of Carrie Bradshaw's life. Meanwhile, Mr. Big became a central point for the Carrie character and the series as a whole, with their tumultuous storyline launching two blockbuster movies Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010) in which he also starred. Next came a critically lauded turn as the flawed and powerful Peter Florrick opposite Julianna Margulies on the CBS hit drama The Good Wife (2009). Noth's complex performance earned him a second Golden Globe nod - this one for Best Actor in a Drama, as well as two SAG nominations for Best Ensemble. The show is coming to a close after seven seasons.

Noth has regularly appeared on stage since graduation from the Yale School of Drama and considers theater his first love. He most recently starred as Faustus in Classic Stage Company's Off-Broadway production of Dr. Faustus. Notable Broadway credits include That Championship Season with Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric and Gore Vidal's The Best Man with Elizabeth Ashley and Charles Durning, for which Chris received a Theatre World Award. Off Broadway Noth starred in the Atlantic Theater's Production of Farragut North with John Gallagher, Jr and then again in Los Angeles at the Geffen Theater with Chris Pine. He also starred in, What Didn't Happen at the Playwrights Horizons, and Arms and the Man at the Roundabout Theater. He starred in American Buffalo at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, and played Hamlet at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford. He has also performed in plays at Yale Rep, The Manhattan Theater Club, Circle Rep, Taper 2 series at Mark Taper Forum, and La Mama.

Other television credits include the TNT original film Bad Apple (2004), which he not only starred in but Executive Produced, as well as TNT's epic miniseries Caesar (2002), TNT telefilm Exiled (1998) and the BBC Series Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012). Additional film credits include: Lovelace (2013) with Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard, Elsa & Fred (2014), with Christopher Plummer and Marcia Gay Harden, 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012), My One and Only (2009), Mr 3000 (2004), Searching for Paradise (2002), Double Whammy (2001), Cast Away (2000), A Texas Funeral (1999), Getting to Know You (1999), The Broken Giant (1998), The Confession (2011), Cold Around the Heart (1997) and Naked in New York (1993).

Noth has been the face of Biotherm Homme in Canada, he was GQ's 2015 International Man of the Year, is a supporter of the Rainforest Action Network and is co-owner of The Cutting Room, a well known music venue in New York City that opened in late 1999, with his friend Steve Walter.

Noth resides in New York and Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PRStudio USA

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". [2002]
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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