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David Duchovny


Born: 7 August 1960
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as: F.B.I. Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files
David Duchovny starred in TV's The X-Files as Fox Mulder, an oddball F.B.I. agent obsessed with government conspiracies and paranormal happenings. The show was a ratings winner and pop culture favorite during its run from 1993 to 2001, and it made stars of Duchovny and his sidekick, Gillian Anderson). Duchovny played Mulder in The X-Files: The Movie (1998) and went on to star in the romantic comedies Return to Me (2000) and Trust the Man (2006, with Eva Mendes). Duchovny also had a small but memorable role in the Ben Stiller comedy Zoolander (2001). Showtime cable television subscribers also knew Duchovny for his appearances throughout the 1990s in sexy series The Red Shoe Diaries. He returned to series television in 2007, playing novelist and hedonist Hank Moody in the cable show Californication). Duchovny and Anderson starred in another X-Files movie, X-Files: I Want to Believe, in 2008.
Extra credit: Duchovny married actress Téa Leoni in 1997. They have a daughter, Madelaine (b. 1999) and a son, Kyd (b. 2002)... Duchovny graduated from Yale University with a degree in English Literature... He had a recurring role in the David Lynch TV series Twin Peaks... Duchovny entered a rehab facility to be treated for sex addiction in 2008.

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