James Spader life and biography

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James Spader biography

Date of birth : 1960-02-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-07
Credited as : actor, The Office, Shorts

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James 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 role is that of the colorful attorney Alan Shore from The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards making him the only actor to win an Emmy portraying the same character in two different drama series. Recently, it was confirmed via the show's official Facebook fan page that Spader will join the cast of The Office as a replacement for Kathy Bates's character Jo Bennett as the CEO of Dunder-Mifflin Sabre.

Spader was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. During his early education, he attended The Pike School (where his mother taught art) and enrolled in the Brooks School (where his father taught) for one year in North Andover, Massachusetts. Spader later transferred to Phillips Academy, but dropped out of school in the eleventh grade to pursue acting at the Michael Chekhov School in New York City. Before becoming a full-time actor, Spader held a variety of jobs including being a yoga instructor, busboy, truck driver, stable boy, and railroad-car loader.

Filmography:

Shadow of Fear (2004)
The Practice (2003-2004)
Boston Legal (2004-2008)
Discovery Atlas: China Revealed (2006)
Shorts (2009)
The Office (2011-)
Lincoln (2012)


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