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Justin Kirk

Justin Kirk

Justin Kirk

Justin Kirk

I have a secret (most people have one). I have a secret that I’ve been keeping all my life. I even got a minor in sociology just so I could have a reason to have an excuse not to tell someone.

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) is an American actor known for portraying Prior Walter in Mike Nichols's screen adaptation of Angels in America, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. Kirk is also known for his portrayal of Andy Botwin on the series Weeds.

Actor Justin Kirk wryly stated in an interview that he was pleased about his role as the over-sexed and morally flexible Andy Botwin on the Showtime series "Weeds" (2005-12) because it was a lot closer to his own personality than the angelic characters he'd played previously on stage and in film and television. The angelic reference suggested the role he was previously best known for - AIDS patient Prior Walter in the film and TV-movie versions of Tony Kushner's epic "Angels in America" (2003). Both parts - polar opposites in terms of personality - give solid testimony to the versatility of the young actor's burgeoning talent. (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)

Angel

Kirk's other films include Flannel Pajamas, Chapter Zero, The Eden Myth, Puccini for Beginners, and Call o' the Glen. He made his television series debut in Jack & Jill. He starred as Andy Botwin on the Showtime television series Weeds alongside former Angels in America co-star Mary-Louise Parker.

Actor Justin Kirk wryly stated in an interview that he was pleased about his role as the over-sexed and morally flexible Andy Botwin on the Showtime series "Weeds" (2005-12) because it was a lot closer to his own personality than the angelic characters he'd played previously on stage and in film and television. The angelic reference suggested the role he was previously best known for - AIDS patient Prior Walter in the film and TV-movie versions of Tony Kushner's epic "Angels in America" (2003). Both parts - polar opposites in terms of personality - give solid testimony to the versatility of the young actor's burgeoning talent. (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)

Love

Kirk made his television debut in a 1995 episode of the short-lived Mary Tyler Moore series "New York News" (CBS, 1995). His first film role came two years later in the film version of "Love! Valour! Compassion!" (1997), for which he recreated his stage role. More movies followed, including the odd thriller "The Eden Myth" (1999), in which he played the son of a strange family involved in arranged marriages. By 1999, he switched gears, joining the cast of the well liked but under-performing romantic comedy series "Jack and Jill" (The WB, 1999-2001). Two little-seen features - Harry Shearer's comedy "Teddy Bears' Picnic" (2002) and "Outpatient" (2002), a thriller in which Kirk was top-billed as a potentially dangerous mental patient about to be released from an institution - filled out the year before Kirk signed on to Mike Nichols' film version of "Angels in America" for HBO.

But we are writing about him now because we like his new movies. BFF and Baby is about trying to stay BFFs with your BFF... once they have a baby. Rachel Bilson is in that, too, but not as the baby! The other is Vamps, directed by Amy Heckerling, with Alicia Silverstone, Richard Lewis, and Wallace Shawn. That one is sort of the Angel-from-Buffy character in but with female vampires. By which we mean, it is about a world in which vampires have to give that up if they fall in love: "I don't want your blood anymore, just your heart!" Awww! (Source: www.juf.org)

 

 

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