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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 March 1974Oxford, England, UK
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sebastian Siegel is a British-American writer, filmmaker and actor from Oxford, England. His father is Indian religions professor and widely acclaimed author, Lee Siegel. His grandfather, Leonard Thompson, was an active opponent of apartheid, author, and professor of South African history at Yale. Sebastian began studying drama at age seven. He was accepted to college at age fifteen to study theatre, and won the drama prize at Kent School.

He often credits gratefulness to theatre, zen, rigorous exercise, authors Alan Watts, Ken Wilber, other philosophers and artists, and friend and mentor James Whitmore.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Manager

Trivia (7)

Won the drama prize at Kent School where Ted Danson, Peter Farrelly, Seth MacFarlane and Treat Williams also studied.
Grandson of Noreen Nash and Dr. Lee Siegel.
Stepgrandson of James Whitmore.
Son of Lee Siegel.
Stepcousin of James Whitmore III.
Winner of Most Inspiring Documentary Film, DocMiami 2012.

Personal Quotes (5)

Growing up I wanted to become a psychologist, but found myself devoting more time to theatre. They both had to do with communication, but theatre for me at that age was an especially liberating form of communication and expression.
The purpose of relationship is to magnify the beauty of the human experience and act mutually as catalysts to increasing growth in one another. This is the requisite of relationship for me in any dynamic; friend, lover or family.
Find people in history to admire. Try to think and feel how they thought and felt. Surround yourself with people you admire and respect. Find ways to contribute to what is important to them. Have the courage to let go of relationships that are not mutually catalytic to increasing depth.
I've been deeply inspired by the works of many authors... Alan Watts, Ken Wilber, Kahlil Gibran, Martin Luther King, Joseph Campbell, William Blake, James Baldwin, Paulo Coehlo, Paul Ferrini, F.W. Schelling, Shunryu Suzuki, Ramana Maharshi - my deepest gratitude is for the writing of these minds.
Jim Whitmore, beyond being an actor I admire and respect, is a friend and mentor. He wakes at the crack of dawn and swims every day. And look at his life, it's vibrant and full. He's always working, has a thriving relationship, travels, and is involved politically. Theses things seem separate, yet they all enrich one another. Celebrity Society, issue Fall 2008

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