Profile of Greg Kinnear
Date Of Birth:
17 June 1963
Place Of Birth:
Greg Kinnear started the 1990s as a TV talk show host and ended them as a respected, Oscar-nominated actor. His stint as the host of E!'s Talk Soup led to a 1994 late night show, Later With Greg Kinnear. Kinnear then surprised audiences by making a successful leap to feature films. He landed a role in the 1995 re-make of Sabrina (starring Harrison Ford) and an Oscar nomination for 1997's As Good As It Gets (starring Jack Nicholson), and his movie career was off and running. Known for playing an affable supporting player in comedies such as You've Got Mail (1998, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) and Mystery Men (1999, starring Ben Stiller), Kinnear has also appeared in dramas, co-starring in The Gift (2000, with Cate Blanchett) and playing the lead in Paul Schrader's Auto-Focus (2002, the film about Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane). Greg Kinnear's other films include the slapstick comedy Stuck on You (2003, as the cojoined twin of Matt Damon), The Matador (2005, with Pierce Brosnan), Little Miss Sunshine (2006, with Abigail Breslin), Flash of Genius (2008) and I Don't Know How She Does It (2011, starring Sarah Jessica Parker). Kinnear also played Jack Kennedy in the 2011 mini-series The Kennedys.
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