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Overview (4)

Born in Joliet, Illinois, USA
Birth NameAnthony Dean Rapp
Nickname Ant
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lindsay

Trivia (19)

Brother Adam Rapp is a novelist and playwright; Anthony starred in Adam's one-man show.
Attended New York University.
As a child actor working in regional theater, appeared with All My Children (1970) star Louis Edmonds in production of "Oliver". He was Oliver; Edmonds was Fagin. This is briefly mentioned in Edmonds biography, "Big Lou" by Craig Hamrick.
Like his brother, Rapp is now an author. His debut book "Without You", a memoir about his career and the experience of losing his mother to cancer at the same time he was appearing in the biggest stage hit of his career, came out in early 2006.
Attended Interlochen Arts Camp, an exclusive arts camp, where he studied acting for 2 years. He continues to teach master classes there, and at Interlochen Arts Academy
Heads a band called AlbinoKid.
Appeared in the original Broadway productions of Six Degrees of Separation and Rent, and in their respective film adaptations.
Rapp's character in Jonathan Larson's Rent, Mark Cohen, is the revised version of the character of Marcello in the opera La Bohème.
Childhood friend of actor/comedian Andy Dick.
Received the 2006 Trailblazer Award.
Reprising the role of Mark in Rent (which he created) on Broadway from July 30-Sept 9 [July 2007]
Filming started on Rent (2005) where Rapp reprises his Broadway role as Mark Cohen. [March 2005]
Currently starring in "Some Americans Abroad" in New York at the 2nd Stage Theater until August 3rd 2008. [July 2008]
Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss and the Musical Rent is released and Anthony will go on a book tour to promote his book and Rent. [February 2006]
Preparing to film the movie version of 'Rent', where he will reprise his role of Mark Cohen [December 2004]
Starring in the Broadway tour of Little Shop of Horrors. [August 2004]
Principal filming for Rent (2005) is finished. [June 2005]
Starring in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, PA through June 15, 2003. [May 2003]
He has German, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.

Personal Quotes (8)

Everyone tells us you really don't know what you're capable of till you're in the middle of it.
Anyone who loses a parent, you have to find those parts of yourself that your parent held true in themselves, especially if they're supportive parents.
I wanted really to make it moment to moment, partly because I'm an actor and that's how I operate - actors are all about creating the moment.
There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.
Labels are for cans, not people.
Frankly, if people aren't going to cast me because I'm queer, then I don't want to work with them.
In our culture I think most people think of grief as sadness, and that's certainly part of it, a large part of it, but there's also this thorniness, these edges that come out.
Acting is like going to the gym. You have to keep yourself in shape and concentrate on your core.

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