James Spader

Born Feb 7, 1960

James Todd Spader is an American actor best known for his eccentric roles in movies such as Pretty in Pink; Less Than Zero; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Crash; Stargate; and Secretary. His most famous television roles are those of the colorful attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards, and Robert California in The Office.… Read More

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1960 Birth Born on February 7, 1960.


1986 26 Years Old However, he did not rise to stardom until 1986, when he played the rich, arrogant playboy Steff in Pretty in Pink. … Read More
1987 27 Years Old …  They married in 1987 and have two sons, Elijah and Sebastian.


1994 34 Years Old In 1994, he starred as Egyptologist Daniel Jackson in the sci-fi film Stargate.
1996 36 Years Old In 1996, he played car accident fetishist James Ballard in the controversial Canadian film Crash and assassin Lee Woods in 2 Days in the Valley.
1997 37 Years Old In 1997, Spader guest starred in the Seinfeld episode "The Apology", as an angry recovering alcoholic who refuses to apologize to George for making fun of him.


2000 40 Years Old In 2000, he played a drug-addicted detective tracking down a serial killer in The Watcher.
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In 2002, he starred as a sadistic boss in Secretary.
From 2004 to 2008, Spader starred as Alan Shore in the series Boston Legal, in which he reprised his role from the television series The Practice.
2005 45 Years Old With the 2005 win, he became one of only a few actors to win an Emmy award while playing the same character in two different series. … Read More
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He also won the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical for Boston Legal in 2006.
2009 49 Years Old He starred in Race, a play written and directed by David Mamet, which opened on December 6, 2009 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway. … Read More


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In March 2011, he was named to star in the film By Virtue Fall, written and to be directed by Sheldon Turner., the movie was in pre-production. … Read More
2013 53 Years Old Spader stars in the NBC series The Blacklist, which premiered on NBC September 23, 2013.
2015 55 Years Old …  He currently stars as high-profile criminal Raymond "Red" Reddington in the crime drama The Blacklist and played the villainous artificial intelligence Ultron in Marvel Studios' 2015 blockbuster superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron. … Read More
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