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Dermot Mulroney is an American actor who is best known for his roles in romantic comedy films

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BirthdayOctober 31, 1963
NationalityAmerican
FamousNorthwestern University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateVirginia
SpousesTharita Cesaroni (m. 2008), Catherine Keener (m. 1990–2007)
Childrens Clyde Mulroney, Mabel Ray Mulroney, Sally Mulroney
Universities
  • Northwestern University
Notable Alumnis
  • Northwestern University
Birth PlaceAlexandria, Virginia, United States
Height177cm
GenderMale
FatherMichael Mulroney
MotherEllen
Sun SignScorpio
Born inAlexandria, Virginia, United States
Famous asActor

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Who is Dermot Mulroney?

Dermot Mulroney is an American actor who is best known for his roles in romantic comedy films. He had an inclination towards acting since childhood and joined a children’s community theatre at a very young age which was followed by a stage performance in ‘Are Teachers Human’ during his student life. Dermot obtained a degree in Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) from Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. He started his on-screen journey with the television movie ‘Sin of Innocence’ and ventured into feature films as well. Two of his most popular and highest grossing movies include ‘Young Guns’ and ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’. With his excellent acting talent and appealing personality, Dermot Mulroney has succeeded in making an impact in Hollywood and in the hearts and minds of his fans all across the globe. Mulroney has been honored with numerous awards and nominations such as the Artistic Achievement Award, Golden Space Needle Award, and Award for Best Actor in Milano International Film Festival and many more. Dermot Mulroney has been married twice and divorced once; he has one son and two daughters.

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Childhood & Early Life

Dermot Mulroney was born on October 31, 1963 in Alexandria, Virginia. His mother, Ellen was originally from Manchester and was a homemaker and amateur actress. His father, Michael Mulroney was originally from Elkader and was a law professor in Villanova University.

He has one sister, Moira, and three brothers, Conor, Kieran and Sean. Moira works in a non-profit industry and Kieran is an actor.

Dermot had a fondness for acting since his childhood which made him join a children’s community theatre followed by a stage performance in ‘Are Teachers Human’.

He had started playing the cello at the age of seven and began performing with youth orchestra. He completed his graduation in 1981 from T.C. Williams High School. He obtained his degree in Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in 1985 from Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Career

Dermot Mulroney made his on-screen debut with a CBS Television movie ‘Sin of Innocence’ in 1986. He also portrayed a troubled teenager in two other television productions, ‘The Drug Knot’ (1986) and ‘Daddy’ (1987).

He is best known for his character Dirty Steve in ‘Young Guns’ (1988). He also starred in ‘Staying Together’ (1989) and ‘Survival Quest’ (1989) during this period. He gained critical acclaim for his work in ‘Longtime Companion’ (1989).

He was cast in ‘Bright Angel’ (1990), ‘Career Opportunities’ (1991) and ‘Where the Day Takes You’ (1992). He starred and played cello in the movie ‘Samantha’ which was released in 1992.

Dermot was cast opposite Bridget Fonda in ‘Point of No Return’ in 1993 followed by ‘The Thing Called Love’ the same years and ‘Silent Tongue’ in 1994.

Mulroney played the love interest of Madeleine Stowe in ‘Bad Girls’ in 1994. His films ‘There Goes My Baby’ and ‘Angels in the Outfield’ were also released in 1994. He appeared in ‘The Last Outlaw’ in 1994 which is still considered as a cult classic.

He played a smart cop in ‘Copycat’ in 1995. ‘How to Make an American Quilt’ (1995) opposite Winona Ryder gave him his nomination for best kiss in MTV Movie Awards.

His career witnessed a major boost with the release of ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ in 1997 opposite Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. It was followed by another big screen production, ‘Goodbye Lover’ in 1999.

He began his film journey of the 21st century with ‘Trixie’ in 2000. It was followed by ‘Where the Money Is’ (2000), ‘The Safety of Objects’ (2001), ‘Investigating Sex’ (2001) and ‘Lovely & Amazing’ (2001).

His performance in ‘About Schmidt’ in 2002 as Randall Hertzel earned him a lot of appreciation from critics and audiences. ‘Undertow’ in 2004 was one of his few movies in the thriller genre.

He returned to romantic comedies with ‘The Wedding Date’, ‘Must Love Dogs’ and ‘The Family Stone’ in 2005. ‘Griffin & Phoenix’ was his single release in 2006.

‘Dante’s Inferno’, ‘Zodiac’, ‘Georgia Rule’ and ‘Gracie’ were his movies in 2007 followed by ‘Jolene’, ‘Burn After Reading’ and ‘Flash of Genius’ in 2008. He did not have any release in the year 2009.

‘Inhale’ (2010), ‘Abduction’ (2011), ‘J. Edgar’ (2011), ‘The Family Tree’ (2011), ‘Struck By Lightning’ (2012), ‘The Grey’ (2012), ‘Big Miracle’ (2012), ‘Trade of Innocents’ (2012), ‘Space Warriors’ (2013) and ‘Stoker’ (2013) were his contributions to Hollywood in the early 2010s. He also starred in the psychological horror movie ‘The Rambler’ in 2013.

Dermot starred in ‘Jobs’ (2013), ‘August: Osage Country’ (2013), ‘Careful What You Wish For’ (2015) and ‘Truth’ (2015). He appeared in the third chapter of the horror movie series ‘Insidious’ in 2015. He also starred in ‘Dirty Grandpa’ and ‘Lavender’ in 2016.

Major Works

Dermot Mulroney is best known for his role in ‘Young Guns’ in 1988. He portrayed “Dirty Steve" Stephens in the movie. The film was a big hit and opened at no. 1 at the box office.

His movie ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ in 1997 opposite Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz earned more than $299 million worldwide.

His performance in Alexander Payne's ‘About Schmidt’ in 2002 earned Dermot a lot of critical praise and his worth as an actor rose considerably.

He also had a significant supporting act in the biopic of Steve Jobs ‘Jobs’ in 2013. In this film Mulroney appeared as Mike Markkula, an angel investor who provides financial support to Steve Jobs at the time of the founding of Apple Computer, Inc.

Awards & Achievements

Dermot Mulroney won the Jury Special Prize in Artistic Achievement Award for ‘Bright Angel’ in 1990.

He won Golden Space Needle Award - Best Actor in Seattle International Film Festival for ‘Where the Day Takes You’ in 1992.

He was nominated for Best Kiss with Winona Ryder in MTV Movie Awards in 1996 for ‘How to Make an American Quilt.’

He won the Artistic Achievement Award at the Philadelphia Film Festival in 2007.

In 2013, he along with the other cast members of ‘August: Osage County’ were awarded the Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year.

*Personal Life & Legacy

He met his first wife, Catherine Keener, in 1987 during the shoot of ‘Survival Quest’ and married her in 1990. The couple had a son, Clyde Keener Mulroney, on June 21, 1999. They separated in May 2005 and filed for divorce in June 2007 which was finalized on October 31, 2007.

He married his second wife, Tharita Catulle, in 2008. The couple has two daughters, Mabel Ray Mulroney and Sally Mulroney.

Net Worth

As of February 2017, the net worth of Dermot Mulroney is USD 9 Million.

Trivia

Dermot Mulroney shares his birthday with the funnyman Rob Schneider.

He is a good friend of the Hollywood Actor, Brad Pitt.

He joined a band with the name The Low & Sweet Orchestra.

Mulroney is a joint owner of The Double Door which is a popular club in Chicago.

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Dermot Mulroney biography timelines

  • // 31st Oct 1963
    Dermot Mulroney was born on October 31, 1963 in Alexandria, Virginia. His mother, Ellen was originally from Manchester and was a homemaker and amateur actress. His father, Michael Mulroney was originally from Elkader and was a law professor in Villanova University.
  • // 1981 To 1985
    He had started playing the cello at the age of seven and began performing with youth orchestra. He completed his graduation in 1981 from T.C. Williams High School. He obtained his degree in Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in 1985 from Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
  • // 1986 To 1987
    Dermot Mulroney made his on-screen debut with a CBS Television movie ‘Sin of Innocence’ in 1986. He also portrayed a troubled teenager in two other television productions, ‘The Drug Knot’ (1986) and ‘Daddy’ (1987).
  • // 1988 To 1989
    He is best known for his character Dirty Steve in ‘Young Guns’ (1988). He also starred in ‘Staying Together’ (1989) and ‘Survival Quest’ (1989) during this period. He gained critical acclaim for his work in ‘Longtime Companion’ (1989).
  • // 1988
    Dermot Mulroney is best known for his role in ‘Young Guns’ in 1988. He portrayed “Dirty Steve" Stephens in the movie. The film was a big hit and opened at no. 1 at the box office.
  • // 1990 To 1992
    He was cast in ‘Bright Angel’ (1990), ‘Career Opportunities’ (1991) and ‘Where the Day Takes You’ (1992). He starred and played cello in the movie ‘Samantha’ which was released in 1992.
  • // 1990
    Dermot Mulroney won the Jury Special Prize in Artistic Achievement Award for ‘Bright Angel’ in 1990.
  • // 1990 To 2007
    He met his first wife, Catherine Keener, in 1987 during the shoot of ‘Survival Quest’ and married her in 1990. The couple had a son, Clyde Keener Mulroney, on June 21, 1999. They separated in May 2005 and filed for divorce in June 2007 which was finalized on October 31, 2007.
  • // 1992
    He won Golden Space Needle Award - Best Actor in Seattle International Film Festival for ‘Where the Day Takes You’ in 1992.
  • // 1993 To 1994
    Dermot was cast opposite Bridget Fonda in ‘Point of No Return’ in 1993 followed by ‘The Thing Called Love’ the same years and ‘Silent Tongue’ in 1994.
  • // 1994
    Mulroney played the love interest of Madeleine Stowe in ‘Bad Girls’ in 1994. His films ‘There Goes My Baby’ and ‘Angels in the Outfield’ were also released in 1994. He appeared in ‘The Last Outlaw’ in 1994 which is still considered as a cult classic.
  • // 1995
    He played a smart cop in ‘Copycat’ in 1995. ‘How to Make an American Quilt’ (1995) opposite Winona Ryder gave him his nomination for best kiss in MTV Movie Awards.
  • // 1996
    He was nominated for Best Kiss with Winona Ryder in MTV Movie Awards in 1996 for ‘How to Make an American Quilt.’
  • // 1997 To 1999
    His career witnessed a major boost with the release of ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ in 1997 opposite Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. It was followed by another big screen production, ‘Goodbye Lover’ in 1999.
  • // 1997
    His movie ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ in 1997 opposite Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz earned more than $299 million worldwide.
  • // 2000 To 2001
    He began his film journey of the 21st century with ‘Trixie’ in 2000. It was followed by ‘Where the Money Is’ (2000), ‘The Safety of Objects’ (2001), ‘Investigating Sex’ (2001) and ‘Lovely & Amazing’ (2001).
  • // 2002 To 2004
    His performance in ‘About Schmidt’ in 2002 as Randall Hertzel earned him a lot of appreciation from critics and audiences. ‘Undertow’ in 2004 was one of his few movies in the thriller genre.
  • // 2002
    His performance in Alexander Payne's ‘About Schmidt’ in 2002 earned Dermot a lot of critical praise and his worth as an actor rose considerably.
  • // 2006
    He returned to romantic comedies with ‘The Wedding Date’, ‘Must Love Dogs’ and ‘The Family Stone’ in 2005. ‘Griffin & Phoenix’ was his single release in 2006.
  • // 2007
    He won the Artistic Achievement Award at the Philadelphia Film Festival in 2007.
  • // 2008 To 2009
    ‘Dante’s Inferno’, ‘Zodiac’, ‘Georgia Rule’ and ‘Gracie’ were his movies in 2007 followed by ‘Jolene’, ‘Burn After Reading’ and ‘Flash of Genius’ in 2008. He did not have any release in the year 2009.
  • // 2008
    He married his second wife, Tharita Catulle, in 2008. The couple has two daughters, Mabel Ray Mulroney and Sally Mulroney.
  • // 2010 To 2013
    ‘Inhale’ (2010), ‘Abduction’ (2011), ‘J. Edgar’ (2011), ‘The Family Tree’ (2011), ‘Struck By Lightning’ (2012), ‘The Grey’ (2012), ‘Big Miracle’ (2012), ‘Trade of Innocents’ (2012), ‘Space Warriors’ (2013) and ‘Stoker’ (2013) were his contributions to Hollywood in the early 2010s. He also starred in the psychological horror movie ‘The Rambler’ in 2013.
  • // 2013 To 2016
    Dermot starred in ‘Jobs’ (2013), ‘August: Osage Country’ (2013), ‘Careful What You Wish For’ (2015) and ‘Truth’ (2015). He appeared in the third chapter of the horror movie series ‘Insidious’ in 2015. He also starred in ‘Dirty Grandpa’ and ‘Lavender’ in 2016.
  • // 2013
    He also had a significant supporting act in the biopic of Steve Jobs ‘Jobs’ in 2013. In this film Mulroney appeared as Mike Markkula, an angel investor who provides financial support to Steve Jobs at the time of the founding of Apple Computer, Inc.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he along with the other cast members of ‘August: Osage County’ were awarded the Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year.
  • // 2017
    As of February 2017, the net worth of Dermot Mulroney is USD 9 Million.

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Dermot Mulroney's FAQ

  • What is Dermot Mulroney birthday?

    Dermot Mulroney was born at 1963-10-31

  • Where is Dermot Mulroney's birth place?

    Dermot Mulroney was born in Alexandria, Virginia, United States

  • What is Dermot Mulroney nationalities?

    Dermot Mulroney's nationalities is American

  • Who is Dermot Mulroney spouses?

    Dermot Mulroney's spouses is Tharita Cesaroni (m. 2008), Catherine Keener (m. 1990–2007)

  • Who is Dermot Mulroney childrens?

    Dermot Mulroney's childrens is Clyde Mulroney, Mabel Ray Mulroney, Sally Mulroney

  • What was Dermot Mulroney universities?

    Dermot Mulroney studied at Northwestern University

  • What was Dermot Mulroney notable alumnis?

    Dermot Mulroney's notable alumnis is Northwestern University

  • How tall is Dermot Mulroney?

    Dermot Mulroney's height is 177

  • Who is Dermot Mulroney's father?

    Dermot Mulroney's father is Michael Mulroney

  • Who is Dermot Mulroney's mother?

    Dermot Mulroney's mother is Ellen

  • What is Dermot Mulroney's sun sign?

    Dermot Mulroney is Scorpio

  • How famous is Dermot Mulroney?

    Dermot Mulroney is famouse as Actor