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Robert Sean Leonard

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Occupation  Actor
Height  1.83 m
Role  Actor

Name  Robert Leonard
Years active  1986–present
Books  Chelsea Walls
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Full Name  Robert Lawrence Leonard
Born  February 28, 1969 (age 46) (1969-02-28) Westwood, New Jersey, U.S.
Spouse  Gabriella Salick (m. 2008)
Children  Eleanor Leonard, Claudia Leonard
Movies and TV shows  House, Dead Poets Society, Swing Kids, Much Ado About Nothing, Tape
Similar People  Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Lisa Edelstein, Jesse Spencer, Jennifer Morrison

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Robert Lawrence Leonard (born February 28, 1969), better known by his stage name Robert Sean Leonard, is an American actor. He is known for playing Dr. James Wilson in the television series House (2004–2012) and Neil Perry in the film Dead Poets Society. Leonard won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in The Invention of Love in 2001. His other Broadway credits include Candida, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Breaking the Code, The Speed of Darkness, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Arcadia, The Music Man, Born Yesterday, and To Kill a Mockingbird. From 2013 to 2014, Leonard had a recurring role as Dr. Roger Kadar on the television series Falling Skies.


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Early life

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Leonard was born in Westwood, New Jersey, the son of Joyce Patricia (née Peterson), a nurse, and Robert Leonard, a teacher at Collier High School. He grew up in Ridgewood, where he attended Ridgewood High School before moving on to Fordham University and later the Columbia University School of General Studies.


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Because he shares his birth name with another actor, Leonard uses the name of his brother Sean for his Screen Actors Guild membership.

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Leonard is a three-time Tony Award nominee (1993, 2001 and 2003), winning in 2001 (Best Actor – Featured Play) for his role as A. E. Housman in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love. He had a prior association with Stoppard's work, playing the role of Valentine in the New York premiere of Arcadia at Lincoln Center in 1995. His 2003 Tony nomination was for his portrayal of Edmund Tyrone in a well-received revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night that co-starred Philip Seymour Hoffman, Brian Dennehy and Vanessa Redgrave. Leonard has also appeared in Broadway musical productions, in 2001 replacing Craig Bierko as the lead performer in a successful revival of The Music Man. On February 8, 2011, it was announced that Leonard would co-star as Paul Verrall in the 2011 Broadway revival of Born Yesterday beginning in March.

In 1997, Leonard received rave reviews for his role in the Christopher Reeve-directed television film In the Gloaming. Entertainment Weekly said that, in the film, Leonard "does a first-rate job of juggling Danny's mixture of despair, neediness, and mordant jokiness."

From 2004 he played Dr. James Wilson, head of the oncology department, on the FOX TV series House, until the series ended in 2012. In 2007 Leonard appeared on Entertainment's Weekly's 100 list as "Dr. Underrated."

In 2016, Leonard played King Arthur in David Lee's adaptation of the musical Camelot at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut. He appears in the Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George as Jules/Bob, running in February 2017 to April 23.

Personal life

Leonard maintains a good friendship with House co-star Hugh Laurie, as well as childhood friend, Dead Poets Society and Tape co-star Ethan Hawke, with whom he founded the Malaparte theater company, along with James Waterston, Steve Zahn, and Frank Whaley.

Leonard has been married to Gabriella Salick since 2008. They have two daughters: Eleanor (born 2009) and Claudia (born 2012).

Awards and nominations

  • 2001: Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play – The Invention of Love
  • Nominations
  • 1990: Chicago Film Critics Association for Most Promising Actor – Dead Poets Society
  • 1993: Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play – Candida
  • 1997: Online Film & Television Association for Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries – In the Gloaming
  • 2003: Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play – Long Day's Journey into Night
  • 2009: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – House, M.D.
  • 2011: People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Doctor – House, M.D.
  • References

    Robert Sean Leonard Wikipedia