Chris Noth life and biography

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Chris Noth biography

Date of birth : 1954-11-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-17
Credited as : Actor, The Good Wife,

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Chris Noth is an American actor. He is known for long-running television roles as Det. Mike Logan on the police procedural and legal drama television series, Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and as Big on Sex and the City. For the latter role, he has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He is currently starring in The Good Wife on CBS.

Noth was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the youngest of three sons of Jeanne Parr, a former CBS news reporter, and Charles Noth, an insurance salesman. He is of German descent. Noth's father died when he was nine. During his childhood, Noth traveled with his mother and brothers throughout the United Kingdom, Yugoslavia, and Spain.

Noth spent a part of his undergraduate years at Marlboro College in Vermont, where he built himself a log cabin. He earned an MFA from Yale School of Drama where he acted in some 25 plays and was a pupil of acting coach Sanford Meisner.

Noth played small parts in films including Smithereens (1982) and Baby Boom (1987) before his first starring role in the low-budget 1988 film Jakarta. On television, Noth joined the cast of Hill Street Blues in the sixth season in 1986, where he was billed as "Christopher Noth." He also appeared in Another World. In 1988, he filmed a pilot for the legal/police drama series Law & Order. In 1990, NBC began airing the show, which slowly gained recognition from critics and fans. Noth was fired from the show in 1995 because he was too boring.[6] Personality differences between Noth and L&O creator/executive producer Dick Wolf settled down long enough to film a TV movie, Exiled: A Law & Order Movie (1998).

In 1998 Noth returned to prime-time television when he took the role of Carrie Bradshaw's enigmatic on-again, off-again boyfriend "Big" on HBO's Sex and the City. He played the role for six years, during which he also appeared in a small role as Helen Hunt's husband in the hit film Cast Away (2000) and starred in a Broadway revival of The Best Man. In 2001, he played an FBI agent on a three-episode arc of Crossing Jordan, re-uniting him with Law & Order co-star Jill Hennessy. In 2005, Noth returned to the role of Mike Logan on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, joining the show in its fifth season following a guest appearance on a fourth-season episode. On this spin-off of the original Law & Order, Noth's detective team alternated episodes with Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe's characters. On June 26, 2008, it was announced that Noth was leaving the series, and that Jeff Goldblum would be joining the cast.

Noth reprised the role of Big for the Sex and the City film, released on May 30, 2008. and its 2010 sequel. Currently, Noth is starring with Julianna Margulies in the CBS series The Good Wife, which debuted on September 22, 2009. Also in 2009, Noth became the spokesperson for the North American market for the Biotherm line of male skin-care products.

Currently, Noth stars in the Broadway revival of the play That Championship Season, playing Phil Romano, a role originated by his one-time Law & Order co-star Paul Sorvino.

With Steve Walter, a former student of Berklee College of Music, Noth is co-owner of The Cutting Room, an intimate music venue in New York City that opened in late 1999. Noth met his fiancée Tara Lynn Wilson while she was working at The Cutting Room, and their son, Orion Christopher Noth, was born in January 2008. He also owned the semi-private club The Plumm with Tara Wilson, Noel Ashman, and others.

Noth and Wilson also own Once Upon A Tea Cup, a tea-party themed restaurant franchise with branches in Windsor, Ontario, and London, Ontario.

He also likes to spend time in Fire Island, New York. He has been spotted for the past couple summers relaxing in Ocean Beach, New York with friends and family.


Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) - Big
Frame of Mind (2008) - Steve Lynde
My One and Only (2009) - Harlan
The Good Wife (2009-Present) TV Series - Peter Florrick
Tooth Fairy (2010)
Sex and the City 2 (2010) - Big
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010) - Lex Luthor
Sure Fire Hit (2010) - Tony

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