Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin

Actor

November 30, 1952

Also Known For : Singer

Birth Place : Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Zodiac Sign : Sagittarius

Chinese Zodiac : Dragon

Birth Element : Water


Mandy Patinkin Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Childhood And Early Life

American actor and singer Mandy Patinkin was born on the 30 November 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to Lester Patinkin and Doris Sinton.





Education

Mandy Patinkin graduated from Kenwood High School in 1970 and subsequently studied at the University of Kansas as well as the Juilliard School




Rise To Fame

Mandy Patinkin’s early stage roles include Leave It to Beaver Is Dead (1979) as well as playing Che Guevara in the Broadway production of Evita (1979). He also started appearing on film, and his first role was in The Big Fix (1979).




Career

These roles were followed by appearances in French Postcards (1979), Night of the Juggler (1980), Ragtime (1981), Yentl (1983) and The Princess Bride. During the 1990s, he was cast in Chicago Hope, a CBS drama that brought his acting talents to national prominence. Mandy Patinkin also appeared in Criminal Minds (205-2007). From 2011 Patinkin has regularly appeared as Saul Berenson in the successful television series Homeland.




Awards And Achievements

Mandy Patinkin has won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Evita (1980) and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Chicago Hope (1995).

Personal Life

Mandy Patinkin married Kathryn Grody in 1980, and they have two adult sons.

Religion

Mandy Patinkin was born into the Conservative Jewish faith.

Philanthropic Works / Humanitarian Work

Charities Mandy Patinkin has supported in the past include Americans for Peace Now, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and Doctors Without Borders.


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