Josh Charles
American actor
Josh Charles
Joshua Aaron "Josh" Charles is an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for the roles of Daniel "Dan" Rydell on Sports Night, Will Gardner on The Good Wife, and his early work as Knox Overstreet in Dead Poets Society.
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Celebrities React To Trump's #MuslimBan With Anger And Calls To Action
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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The Hope-Filled Messages Parents Are Sharing With Their Kids Post-Election
Huffington Post - 4 months
Since the results of the presidential election, countless parents have expressed their reactions on social media. And many are posing the same question: “What do I tell my children?” My kids will be up any minute and I'm struggling to put on a brave face. How do I tell them a man they know to be hateful is now president? — Kristin Dos Santos (@KristinDSantos) November 9, 2016 What do I tell my son who only remembers a Black male president and is learning how to walk while Black and live? — I Will Block Ya Mama (@FeministaJones) November 9, 2016 While many are grappling with this question, parents have also tried to answer it ― tweeting what they told their children this morning and the kinds of people they hope their sons and daughters will grow up to be. While many expressed a sense of fear for the present, they also hold onto hope for the future and the way their parenting will shape the citizens of this country. Here is what parents ar ...
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Here's What Celebrities Had To Say During The Second Presidential Debate
Huffington Post - 5 months
During the second presidential debate on Sunday night, celebrities took to Twitter to share their thoughts on everything from Donald Trump to Donald Trump to Donald Trump.  After the fallout from the release of that lewd video, it was hard to watch Trump discuss “locker room talk” in the same breath as “I respect women” ― and celebrities agreed.   Here are some of the things they had to say while the debate was going on: #NeverTrump pic.twitter.com/zzGBzaZuWx — Emily VanCamp (@EmilyVanCamp) October 10, 2016 The slight swaying in place -- is Trump drugged? This has a Dayquil/Xanax feel. He's certainly not answering the question. #debates — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 10, 2016 I feel as if Trump just turned to dust right now, no one would really be that surprised. — scott foley (@scottkfoley) October 10, 2016 I have NEVER been prouder to stand WITH HER. — Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 10, 2016 ...
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Here's What Celebrities Had To Say During The Second Presidential Debate
Huffington Post - 5 months
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'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Is Far Better Than Its Trailers Imply, So Why Is It Being Marketed Poorly?
Huffington Post - 12 months
If you’ve seen the trailers for “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” you probably think it's a rowdy caper -- a billowing war comedy set in the wacky Middle East, à la last year’s “Rock the Kasbah,” the Bill Murray vehicle that opened to critical animus and commercial defeat.  “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is, actually, nothing like that. Whatsoever. And the fact that promotional materials are portraying the film as such is silly. It’s an insult to the movie, and it's an insult to the audiences who will pay to see something that wasn’t advertised to them. The whole thing is especially off-putting because the “Foxtrot” trailers range from unappealing bombast to blatant mischaracterizations of the plot. If you’ve seen the TV spot that implies the story unfolds because Tina Fey’s boyfriend (played by Josh Charles) cheats on her, please know that this is categorically false. In fact, the entire film is better than any of its previews suggest. It’s not a rowdy comedy -- it’s more of a light dram ...
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Brunch With Emily Blunt at the Hamptons International Film Festival
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The Maidstone in East Hampton was party central for the Hamptons International Film Festival, both scheduled and spontaneous. Caterer Janet O'Brien, supplying the Guild Hall green room with goodies of cheeses and figs, spoke about partying late into the night at the Maidstone, sipping the Bedell wines. On Sunday morning, the dining room was locus of a HIFF institution: brunch celebrating "The Variety 10 to Watch," a program for young actors, mentored by Emily Blunt, herself a "rising star" from a previous version of the same program. Now of course, Blunt has risen: (see The Devil Wears Prada, and the recent action thriller Sicario). Bel Powley (noted for The Diary of a Teenage Girl and her latest A Royal Night Out) and Christopher Abbott (HBO's Girls and James White) are among this year's most looked at actors. In previous years, Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander, and Adam Driver occupied that spot, and look how they turned out. Milling about the Maidstone prior to brunch was Liev Schrei ...
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'Freeheld' Review: An Important Film
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The applause at the end of the screening of Freeheld was deserving. This is a true story about New Jersey Police Officer Laurel Hester's battle to secure pension benefits for her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, when Hester dies from cancer. Julianne Moore's lack of vanity steals your heart as Laurel Hester who early into the film is diagnosed with terminal cancer. When Moore allows herself to look almost grotesque, Freeheld is most moving. As her cancer progresses Moore's acting improves. Still I longed for a freshly scrubbed face in some shots rather than a well made-up, light makeup look. This is not Moore's fault. The makeup people and cinematographer chose in some scenes -- when she is close to her death -- to film her a bit like a Clinique ad. Still her acting remains seamless. Hester is in love with car mechanic Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) yet the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders denies Hester's pension benefits to go to the woman she loves. Page ...
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Josh Charles Joins 'Masters of Sex' (Whitney Friedlander/Variety)
Wesmirch.com - almost 2 years
Whitney Friedlander / Variety: Josh Charles Joins ‘Masters of Sex’  —  This makes sense.  —  “The Good Wife” alum Josh Charles has checked into “Masters of Sex” where he will play a self-made businessman attempting to bottle the smell of sex.  A charismatic salesman, Charles' character of Daniel Logan has a season-long arc …
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Golden Globe Nominations: See All the 2014 Nominees
US Magazine - about 3 years
The first of the trophies won't be handed out until next year, but awards season is already heating up in a big way! One day after the Screen Actors Guild revealed its list of nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association followed suit, revealing its nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. The nominations -- honoring the year's best in both TV and film -- were announced live on Thursday, Dec. 12, in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Aziz Ansari, and Miss Golden Globe Sosie Bacon. Among the favorites? American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, and Gravity. Check out the full list of nominees below, and tell Us who you'll be rooting for come January. PHOTOS: The best-dressed stars from the 2013 Golden Globes BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA 12 Years A Slave Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Rush BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi ...
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Another Guy Predicting Another Golden Globes Telecast in Another Blog Post
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Ever since I was a little fat kid who used movies and television as a way to escape my sad, sometimes bullied world, I've loved watching the glitz, the glamor, and the flowing booze of the Golden Globes. While many in the industry don't take the awards seriously (they nominated The Tourist remember?) and feel they don't hold as much weight any more in terms of shaping the Oscar race, I've always enjoyed seeing stars make drunken speeches or schmooze in-between commercial breaks. I also, of course, love that they honor comedic films as well as television. Focusing on the former, let me just say I'm still not over Will Ferrell getting shafted for Elf a decade ago. Anyway, the Globes are a party - nothing less, nothing more. Where else can you find Jack Nicholson literally talking out of his ass or Christine Lahti late out of the gate because she was dropping a deuce? OK, maybe she wasn't but you know what I mean. I love it all, and love that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the fun s ...
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'The Good Wife' star Josh Charles on Thailand honeymoon [Video]
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
Actor Josh Charles has jetted off to Thailand to enjoy a belated honeymoon, four months after marrying novelist Sophia Flack.
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CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network plan JFK-related documentaries
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
The flood of documentaries associated with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination will have a sports component as well. The first entry arrives Thursday with “Marching On: 1963 Army-Navy Remembered,” which premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday on CBS Sports Network. Interview subjects include the competing quarterbacks, Roger Staubach of Navy and Rollie Stichweh; Patriots coach Bill Belichick, whose father was a longtime Navy assistant coach; and the respective coaches, Wayne Harden of Navy and Paul Dietzel of Army, the latter in one of his final interviews before his death in September. The film, narrated by Josh Charles, focuses in general on President Kennedy’s fondness as a Navy man for the Army-Navy game and in particular on the 1963 game, which was delayed until Dec. 7 in the wake of the president’s assassination. Navy won 21-15 in a game that ended with Army at the Navy 2-yard line and advanced to play Texas in the Cotton Bowl, and it is here that the film stum ...
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The Good Wife's Josh Charles on Will's New Energy and Whether He Can Ever Forgive Alicia
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
After four years of riveting will-they-or-won't-they tension on The Good Wife, any possibility of a romantic future for Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) faded - at least for the foreseeable future - the minute he found out she was planning to leave the firm with Cary (Matt Czuchry) and take all of their top clients with her. Chicago's 16th most eligible bachelor did not walk away from that stinging betrayal empty-handed. Charles answered TVGuide.com's burning questions via email about Will's new energy, his "challenged" bond with Diane and whether he can ever forgive Alicia. Robert and Michelle King recently said that part of the reason they decided to have Alicia and Cary go out on their own was because they felt the stories about the love triangle were starting to feel repetitive. Will and Alicia were always close, so how has it been adjusting to going up against Julianna Margulies and playing such a radically different dynamic between these two characters? ...
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On the Culture Front: Celebrity Charades, <i>Arguendo</i>, <i>All the Way</i>, Eric Bogosian and more
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Labyrinth Theater Company put on Celebrity Charades, their whimsical annual benefit last week. As the name would suggest, the evening was an all-star lineup assembled into teams to play the age-old theatrical party game. Players included Richard Kind, Josh Charles and Zoe Kazan who blazed through movies, television shows, songs and plays often in mere seconds to edge each other out for the final prize. The space at Capitale where it was held is hardly intimate but there were moments when the event felt like a tiny glimpse into what it would be like to have a dinner party with Bobby Cannavale, Padma Lakshmi or Amanda Seyfried. Legendary monologist and playwright Eric Bogosian was also in attendance though sadly did not participate in the charades. I was lucky enough to see him the previous week reading monologues from his shows "Sex, Drugs, Rock &amp; Roll," "Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead" and "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" -- which I saw in high school at the now d ...
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What's Next For 'The Good Wife'? After The Shakeup Secrets Revealed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Well, the sh-- hit the fan on "The Good Wife" in "Hitting The Fan," the appropriately titled fifth episode of Season 5. Alica (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry) made their exit from Lockhart/Gardner and Florrick/Agos &amp; Associates was born. What's next? It's not smooth sailing from here! Archie Panjabi, Kalinda to "The Good Wife" fans, said she's excited for the "reboot quality" the shakeup brings to the show. "I feel like we're a bag of sweets and we've just been shaken all around now. Everybody loves watching the show and now you just don't know what you're going to get when you put your hand into the [bag], it'll be fun for us as actors to play, but really fun for the audience," Panjabi told The Huffington Post. Josh Charles (Will Gardner) called the episode one of the best scripts he's ever read for an hour of TV. "The performances are all really solid and it's just an electric piece of television, as you've seen. It just doesn't stop for 42 minutes … how they manag ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Josh Charles
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 41
    In September 2013, Charles married ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack. On December 9, 2014, Flack gave birth to the couple's first child.
    More Details Hide Details Charles is of Jewish heritage on his father's side, and has described himself as Jewish. He is a fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    In 2011, Charles was the narrator for NFL Network's A Football Lifes debut episode on New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    In 2007, he appeared in Adam Bock's The Receptionist at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    In January 2006 he appeared in the world premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Well-Appointed Room for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, and followed this with a run at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, portraying the cloned brothers in Caryl Churchill's A Number.
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  • 2004
    Age 32
    In 2004, he appeared on stage in New York in a revival of Neil LaBute's The Distance From Here, which received a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble Cast.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 16
    Charles's film debut was in fellow Baltimore native John Waters' Hairspray in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he starred alongside Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke in the Oscar-winning Dead Poets Society. Subsequent film roles have included Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Threesome, Pie in the Sky, Muppets from Space, S.W.A.T, Four Brothers, After.Life, Crossing the Bridge, and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. On television, Charles played sports anchor Dan Rydell in Aaron Sorkin's Emmy Award-winning Sports Night, which ran for two years (1998–2000) on ABC and earned Charles a Screen Actors Guild nomination. In 2008, Charles played the role of Jake in Season 1 of HBO's In Treatment. In 2009, he returned to network television in the CBS drama The Good Wife. For his work on the series he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 and 2014.
  • 1986
    Age 14
    In 1986, Charles headlined a production of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Confrontation.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on September 15, 1971.
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