John Christopher Reilly (born May 24, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, and producer. He made his film debut in Brian De Palma's war film Casualties of War (1989). Reilly gained exposure through his supporting roles in Days of Thunder (1990), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), and The River Wild (1994). He also starred in Paul Thomas Anderson's films, Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999). For his performance in Chicago (2002), Reilly was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe Award. He worked with director Martin Scorsese on both Gangs of New York (2002) and The Aviator (2004).
|Full name at birth||
John Christopher Reilly
|Claim to fame||
Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Step Brothers
|Date of birth||
24 May 1965
|Place of birth||
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, producer
6' 2" (188 cm)
Brother Rice High School, Mount Greenwood, IL (1983)
BFA Drama, DePaul University (1987)
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