Denis O'Hare
actor
Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare is an American actor noted for his award winning performances in Take Me Out and Sweet Charity as well as the HBO television show True Blood. He is also known for his supporting roles in the films Charlie Wilson's War and Milk. He currently stars as Larry Harvey in the FX Network show American Horror Story.
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Here's A Look At 'When We Rise,' ABC's New LGBTQ Rights Miniseries
Huffington Post - 3 months
The tension is high in the starry trailer for “When We Rise,” Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black’s hotly-anticipated dramatization of the LGBTQ rights movement across several decades.  The eight-hour, seven-episode ABC miniseries stars Guy Pearce as activist Cleve Jones and Mary Louise Parker as women’s rights champion Roma Guy. Also featured in the cast are Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Denis O’Hare and David Hyde Pierce, among others.  “It’s been the honor of my life to research and craft these stories of family, diversity and equality over the past three years,” Black said. “To have collaborators of this caliber sign on to help bring these stories to life is a tremendous vote of confidence, and I hope a testament to the relevancy and necessity of our continued march toward justice for all.” The trailer’s release on Monday couldn’t feel more timely in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise ascension to the U.S. presidency, which has left the future of que ...
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 17-23
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Jan. 17: Actress Betty White is 94. Actor James Earl Jones is 85. Talk-show host Maury Povich is 77. Singer William Hart of The Delfonics is 71. Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is 68. Singer Sheila Hutchinson of The Emotions is 63. Singer Steve Earle is 61. Singer Paul Young is 60. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 59. Singer Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles is 57. Actor Jim Carrey is 54. Actor Denis O'Hare ("American Horror Story") is 54. Actor Joshua Malina is 50. Singer Shabba Ranks is 50. Actor Naveen Andrews ("Lost") is 47. Musician Kid Rock is 45. Actor Freddy Rodriguez ("Six Feet Under") is 41. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 36. Singer Ray J is 35. Country singer Amanda Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 34. DJ Calvin Harris is 32. Drummer Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers is 30. Actor Jonathan Keltz ("Reign," ''Entourage") is 28. Actress Kathrine Herzer ("Madame Secretary") is 19.
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Denis O'Hare's Golden Globes Platform Heels Give Us Life
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If we had to present an award for Best Shoes at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, Denis O'Hare would definitely walk away as the winner. The "American Horror Story: Hotel" star channeled his glamorous character, Liz Taylor, in gold and black paisley-printed platform heels. It made for quite the statement accessory, as O'Hare paired them with a classic houndstooth blazer, black dress pants and a red mani. And with his toes peeking out, he even made sure to paint them a shade of gold. Check out O'Hare's fancy footwork below. Then, tell us what you think in the comments section. Also On HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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A Return to Weirdness and an App for Busy Fitness Fans
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Laurie Anderson, Denis O’Hare and John Leguizamo attend the opening night of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar festival, plus TRN, an app for on-demand fitness training.
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What motivates a villain? 'True Blood' actor explains
CNN - over 1 year
Denis O'Hare, an actor in "True Blood" and "American Horror Story," talks about the past, present and future of horror on television.
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What motivates a villain? 'True Blood' actor explains
CNN - over 1 year
Denis O'Hare, an actor in "True Blood" and "American Horror Story," talks about the past, present and future of horror on television.
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American Horror Story: Hotel Season Premiere Review: The Four Seasons of Dying
Yahoo News - over 1 year
American Horror Story: Hotel S05E01: "Checking In" So last night's excellent American Horror Story: Hotel season premiere ended with Wes Bentley's detective character basically acting out the lyrics to "Hotel California." The first episode "Checking In" had him returning to the seductive and popular Room 64 to, quoting six-string sage Den Henley, "find the passage back to the place" he was before. That "place" being less of an actual location and more a state of mind. Whoa. Why, it was in these very halls Detective Lowe caught a glimpse of his dear kidnapped son Holden. Who wouldn't want to book a stay? Like so many doomed residents of the Hotel Cortez—the ornate downtown Los Angeles establishment set to play host to Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's yearly master class in sensual horror, deadpan witticisms, and romantic tragedy, Detective Lowe risks falling prey to the lures of this cursed hotel. Whether '90s junkie, creepy toe head, glamorous drag queen, outright sex monster, or blood-e ...
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<em>An Iliad</em> at Broad Stage
Huffington Post - about 3 years
photo by Joan Marcus Denis O'Hare gives a bravura solo performance in his Obie-award winning adaptation with collaborator and director Lisa Peterson of Homer's Iliad. While the script is overlong and weak in spots, and O'Hare's acting is occasionally overblown, the effect of the production is powerful and thought-provoking. O'Hare tells Homer's story in the guise of "The Poet" - a kind of Homeric everyman, who was present during the fall of Troy and recalls most details of the battle and the complicated cast of characters, which include not only the Greeks and the Trojans, but also the gods. O'Hare conjures the sounds and smells of battle, as well as the complex relationships between the characters, who include Achilles, Hector, Paris, Helen and King Priam of Troy. In retelling the story, O'Hare uses not only some of Homer's own poetry, but also adds contemporary references and argot to season the tale for modern audiences. This adds a freshness and accessibility to the c ...
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Review: A poet embedded among troops lives to tell 'An Iliad'
LATimes - about 3 years
At the Broad Stage, Denis O'Hare performs the script he co-adapted from Homer's 'Iliad.' The tale contains multitudes, as does O'Hare in this simply presented one-actor show. Aristotle placed spectacle near the bottom of his list of tragedy's essentials, and anyone who ventures to see "An Iliad" at the Broad Stage will agree that special effects aren't needed to bring to the stage Homer's deathless epic in all its agonizing, heroic glory.
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'An Iliad' aims to make the Trojan War relevant to today's world
LATimes - about 3 years
Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson toiled for years to adapt Homer's 'The Iliad' into a modern play, and O'Hare will face its challenges in 'An Iliad' on the Broad Stage starting this week. Denis O'Hare's campaign to write and perform a solo play based on "The Iliad" has now lasted almost as long as the Trojan War itself.
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L.A. theater openings, Jan. 12-19: 'Deathtrap' at Long Beach Playhouse
LATimes - about 3 years
Long Beach Playhouse revives Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," Denis O’Hare recites "An Iliad" at the Broad, and "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel" returns to Santa Monica Pier's West End Theatre.
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Two years and wars later, 'Iliad' has only deepened
Chicago Times - over 3 years
THEATER REVIEW: "An Iliad" at Court Theatre ★★★★ THEATER REVIEW: "An Iliad" at Court Theatre ★★★★ ... The most strikingly theatrical moment in Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's contemporary take on "An Iliad" occurs when the agonized Homeric poet ...    
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Mariah Carey Appears At Out Magazine's OUT 100 Party On Lee Daniels' Behalf
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Mariah Carey surprised a packed crowd at New York's Terminal 5 when she made an unannounced appearance at Out Magazine's annual OUT 100 bash on behalf of her director pal Lee Daniels. The 43-year-old pop diva was introduced at the event by the stars of HBO's hotly-anticipated gay drama "Looking," and drew cheers from the audience when she emerged in a skin-tight evening gown, her face coyly hidden behind a fan, after a short delay. "I'm a straight girl, so I don't really know why they asked me to be here -- but my boobs have been out for years," Carey quipped as she accepted the "Artist of the Year" award on Daniel's behalf. Of the "Precious" and "Butler" director, who is openly gay, she noted, "He's an innovator, he's a dear, true great person...I live for him." The evening's other high points included live musical performances by Steve Grand and Debbie Harry, while the well-dressed crowd was also treated to an advance peek at "Looking," which stars out actors Jonathan Groff ...
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<i>Dallas Buyers Club</i> -- A Truly Astonishing Movie!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When I received an invitation to the American premiere of a movie titled Dallas Buyers Club, I knew nothing about it except the random info that its star, Matthew McConaughey, had lost a great deal of weight, 40 or 50 pounds, for the filming. Before the Academy screening began, the two women producers, Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, made a little speech about how tough it had been to get the picture made (join the club, ladies) and introduced the large cast to the audience. What followed stunned me: It was a powerful, fascinating, often macabrely humorous film that has remained in my head ever since. I will try not to spoil your fun by going into too much detail, but I will spell out the bare bones of the true story. The main cast at the preview I attended: Jennifer, Matthew, Jared / photo by Jay It opens in Dallas, Texas, in 1985, at a rodeo, and we meet a boisterous, loud, uncouth electrician-rodeo rider named Ron Woodruff, a thoroughly unpleasant fellow played by a scari ...
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'American Horror Story: Coven' Episode 3 Recap: Nothing's Better Than The Real Thing
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Note: Do not read on unless you've seen "American Horror Story: Coven," Episode 3, titled "The Replacements." The obvious focus of "American Horror Story" this season is aging and the passage of time; nearly every character is grappling with some element of growing older, whether it's the young 'uns figuring out their magical powers and appropriate path in life, or the older generation trying to cling to whatever youth they have left. This episode in particular zooms in on "replacements" -- being replaced by someone younger, faster, or better. Portraits of the witches and Supremes of times past line the walls of Robichaux Academy, a blatant reminder of what has been and more importantly, who's been. In a couple of beautifully shot sequences, we witness Fiona (Jessica Lange) drinking with the portraits, conversing with them, or chastising them. She's absolutely haunted by Annaleigh, the woman who was acting Supreme in her youth. We're even treated to a delicious 1971 flashback of Fio ...
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Jessica Lange On 'American Horror Story: Coven,' Her New Children's Book & Leaving Acting Behind
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Jessica Lange entered the room with a wave. The "American Horror Story" star's all black ensemble was interrupted only by the red and green accents in her sunglasses and scarf. The five-time Golden Globe winner and two-time Oscar winner and Emmy winner has a new title: children's book author. But she hasn't left her "day job" just yet. As the supreme witch in "American Horror Story: Coven," Lange's character, Fiona, is utterly fabulous. She's on a mission to stop herself from aging and help the remaining witches of the world defend themselves from danger. Viewers have already seen her character unearth Madame LaLaurie (Oscar winner Kathy Bates) and verbally spar with Marie Laveau (Oscar nominee Angela Bassett) and undercut her daughter's (Sarah Paulson) teaching sensibilities, but there's still more to come. "Well, without giving anything away, again she goes on a big emotional roller coaster. [Laughs.] That's the thing that always intrigues me as an actor. That idea that you've liv ...
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'American Horror Story: Coven' review: a bit camp
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
"American Horror Story" goes to camp this year, and no one will get a peaceful night's sleep - not just because of all the bloodcurdling screams, but because of a good bit of laughter as well. The third edition of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's delicious miniseries, premiering Wednesday on FX, has some familiar elements for fans of the first two "AHS" installments - Jessica Lange, for one, as well as other cast returnees Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Jamie Brewer, Denis O'Hare and Taissa Farmiga in new roles. Oscar-winner Kathy Bates gets things off to a bloody good start in Wednesday's premiere, playing Delphine LaLaurie, a 19th century matriarch known for her singularly brutal treatment of slaves. [...] before she can really process the information, family members whisk her away to Miss Robichaux's School for Exceptional Young Ladies in New Orleans. Comedy often plays a significant role in horror stories and film. Delphine LaLaurie's personal torture cha ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Denis O'Hare
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 53
    In 2015, O'Hare portrays a hotel worker, Liz Taylor on the fifth season of the series, American Horror Story: Hotel and in 2016 he portrays Dr. Elias Cunningham on the sixth season American Horror Story: Roanoke.
    More Details Hide Details O'Hare has been married to Hugo Redwood since July 28, 2011, and the couple have an adopted son, Declan.
  • 2013
    Age 51
    In 2013, O'Hare returned to American Horror Story for its third season, American Horror Story: Coven, where he portrayed Spalding, the house butler.
    More Details Hide Details O'Hare portrayed con artist, Stanley on the fourth season of the series, American Horror Story: Freak Show.
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    In 2011, he appeared in the film The Eagle as a Roman officer named Lutorius.
    More Details Hide Details Recently he has appeared in a recurring role as Judge Charles Abernathy on the television drama series The Good Wife. O'Hare also co-starred as Larry Harvey in FX's first season of American Horror Story, Murder House. In 2012, O'Hare starred alongside Amy Adams and Donna Murphy as the Baker in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at The Public Theater. The production played at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, NYC from July 23 to September 1, 2012.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    In 2008, he appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Brothers & Sisters.
    More Details Hide Details His feature film credits include The Anniversary Party, 21 Grams, Garden State, Derailed, Michael Clayton, A Mighty Heart, Half Nelson, Milk, Edge of Darkness, Charlie Wilson's War and Changeling. In 2009, O'Hare portrayed Phillip Steele (an amalgam character based on Quentin Crisp's friends Phillip Ward and Tom Steele) in a television biopic on Crisp entitled An Englishman in New York. The same year he played therapist Dr. David Worth in the series Bored to Death (episode 1.3). In 2010, O'Hare joined the cast of HBO's True Blood in its third season as Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi who is 2,800 years old.
  • 2005
    Age 43
    He won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Oscar Lindquist in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity.
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  • 2004
    Age 42
    In 2004 he played Charles J. Guiteau in the Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, for which he was nominated for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 36
    Before appearing in those shows, he appeared on Broadway in the 1998 revival of Cabaret, in which he played Ernst Ludwig onstage and the clarinet in the show's orchestra, the Kit Kat Band.
    More Details Hide Details O'Hare was featured in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Saint Maybe. He has appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Law & Order and its spin-offs, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1974
    Age 12
    As a teenager, O'Hare was in his school's choir and in 1974 he went to his first audition, gaining a chorus part in a community theatre production of Show Boat.
    More Details Hide Details In 1980, O'Hare left Detroit for Chicago to study theatre at Northwestern University. O'Hare won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out, where his character's lengthy monologues in which he slowly falls in love with the game of baseball were considered the main reason for his award.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 0
    Born on January 17, 1962.
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