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September 11, 1954 (age 62) (
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Constance Shulman (m. 1999)

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Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

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Reed Birney (born September 11, 1954 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an actor who has worked both on Broadway and Off-Broadway.


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Birney won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Erik Blake in The Humans.

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Birney attended Boston University, the School of Fine Arts for two years. After moving to New York City, he attended classes sponsored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Birney appeared Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1976 in Gemini by Albert Innaurato. He has appeared in many plays Off-Broadway since, including Bug (2004) and Circle Mirror Transformation (2009).

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He has performed on Broadway in Casa Valentina (2014) and The Humans. He appeared in the Annie Baker adaptation of Uncle Vanya at the Soho Rep in 2012. Charles Isherwood in his review for The New York Times wrote: "The indispensable Reed Birney is as vitally moving a Vanya as I’ve yet to see..." He was nominated for the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actor in a Play, for Uncle Vanya.

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He won the 2016 Tony Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for The Humans, the 2014 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Casa Valentina and the 2010 Obie Award, Performance for Circle Mirror Transformation. He received a Special Drama Desk Award in 2011, honoring his career.

He appears Off-Broadway in the play by Tracy Letts, Man from Nebraska, which opened in January 2017 (previews) at the Second Stage Theatre.

His television performances include Matthew Lester in Kane & Abel, Mr. Prescott on Gossip Girl, Donald Blythe on the Netflix series, House of Cards and Tom Connolly in The Blacklist.

Birney is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University.

Personal life

He is married to actress Constance Shulman, who appears in Orange is the New Black.


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