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Jon Hamm biography

Date of birth : 1971-03-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-07
Credited as : actor, Sucker Punch, Friends with Kids'

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Jon Hamm is an American actor who works primarily in television. For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles as a struggling actor appearing in small parts in multiple television series, including Providence, The Division, What About Brian and Related. In 2000 he made his feature film debut in Clint Eastwood's space adventure, Space Cowboys. The following year, Hamm appeared in the independent comedy, Kissing Jessica Stein (2001) in a minor role.

Hamm gained global recognition for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC drama series Mad Men, which premiered in July 2007. Hamm's performance earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series in 2008. Aside from his work on Mad Men, Hamm appeared in the 2008 science fiction remake, The Day the Earth Stood Still and claimed his first leading film role in the independent thriller Stolen (2010). Hamm had a supporting role in the 2010 crime film The Town and in Sucker Punch and Bridesmaids in 2011.

Hamm was born on March 10, 1971, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Deborah, a secretary, and Daniel Hamm, who ran a decades-old family trucking company that declined due to the growth of container shipping. Hamm's parents divorced when he was two years old, and he lived with his mother in Creve Coeur, Missouri, until she was diagnosed with terminal cancer when he was 10. Hamm moved in with his father, but after a few years his father became ill and died when Hamm was 20. Teachers and friends' parents filled in as parental figures.

Hamm attended the private John Burroughs School in Ladue, Missouri, where he was a member of the football, baseball, and swim teams and dated future actress Sarah Clarke. Hamm's first acting role was as Winnie the Pooh in first grade; at 16, he was cast as Judas in Godspell and enjoyed the experience, though he did not take acting seriously. Following graduation in 1989, Hamm enrolled at the University of Texas, but left during his sophomore year,[after his father's death. Hamm returned home to attend the University of Missouri.

Filmography:

2011: Sucker Punch; Bridesmaids
2012: Friends with Kids'

Awards and nominations:

2008: Mad Men Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Television Series Drama
2009: Mad Men Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Mad Men Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2010: Mad Men Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2011: Mad Men Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Mad Men Critics' Choice Television Award Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Mad Men Television Critics Association Individual Achievement in Drama

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