Gender
Male
Born
Jul 23, 1967
Fairport, New York, USA
Died
Feb 02, 2014
New York, New York, USA
Performer
Relations
Partner of
Mimi O'Donnell
Comments
Biography: Philip Seymour Hoffman was born on July 23, 1967, in Fairport, New York to Marilyn Loucks and Gordon Hoffman. He began acting in high school, and then attended Circle in the Square Theater School and New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He appeared in over 50 films in less than 25 years. He served as artistic director of the Labyrinth Theater Company for a time. His longtime partner was costume designer and Labyrinth Theater Company artistic director Mimi O'Donnell, with whom he had three children: Cooper, Tallulah and Willa.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Big Lebowski," "Boogie Nights," "Moneyball," "Almost Famous," "The Hunger Games," "The Master," "Red Dragon," "Magnolia," "Scent of a Woman," "Twister," "Charlie Wilson's War," "The Ides of March," "Cold Mountain," "Doubt," "Pirate Radio," "Capote," "A Most Wanted Man," and "Punch-Drunk Love." Television credits include: "Louie," "Happyish," "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Daily Show," "Arthur," "Entertainment Tonight," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and "Charlie Rose."

Other Awards: Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for "Capote" in 2006.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on February 5, 2014.
Death of a Salesman (Mar 15, 2012 - Jun 02, 2012)
  • Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman [Willy Loman]
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Long Day's Journey Into Night (May 06, 2003 - Aug 31, 2003)
  • Also Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman [James Tyrone, Jr.]
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True West (Mar 02, 2000 - Jul 29, 2000)
  • Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman
    • Austin - (Feb 17, 2000 - Jun 18, 2000)
    • Lee - (Feb 17, 2000 - Jun 18, 2000)
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Tony Award®

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

2012 | Nominee  | Death of a Salesman
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman
 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

2003 | Nominee  | Long Day's Journey Into Night
Also Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman
 

Best Actor in Play

2000 | Nominee  | True West
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

2012 | Nominee  | Death of a Salesman
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman
 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

2007 | Nominee
Philip Seymour Hoffman (for "Jack Goes Boating")
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

2003 | Nominee  | Long Day's Journey Into Night
Also Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

2003 | Nominee
Philip Seymour Hoffman (for "Our Lady of 121st Street")
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

2001 | Nominee
Philip Seymour Hoffman (for "Jesus Hopped the A Train")
 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

2000 | Nominee  | True West
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

2000 | Nominee
Philip Seymour Hoffman (for "The Author's Voice")

Theatre World

Award

2000 | Recipient  | True West
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman

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