Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Chris O’Donnell is one of Hollywood’s leading male actors. He received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 5, 2015.
O’Donnell made his motion picture debut with a critically acclaimed performance as Jessica Lange’s rebellious son in the Paul Brickman feature “Men Don’t Leave,” followed by a memorable cameo in Jon Avnet’s Academy Award-nominated “Fried Green Tomatoes,” and the romantic drama “Mad Love,” opposite Drew Barrymore.
In 1993, O’Donnell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won the Chicago Film Critics Award for his starring role opposite Al Pacino in the multi-Academy Award-winning “Scent of a Woman.” He then played swashbuckling D’Artagan in “The Three Musketeers,” for which he was named the NATO/ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow in 1994. O’Donnell adopted an Irish accent to star in the romantic comedy “Circle of Friends,” and won over audiences with his performance as Robin in “Batman Forever.”
His other film credits include the independent drama “Max Payne,” “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,” “The Sisters,” the Golden Globe-nominated film “Kinsey,” “Vertical Limit” and the romantic comedy “The Bachelor.” Additional film work includes the legal thriller “The Chamber,” the period romance “In Love and War,” and Robert Altman’s “Cookies’ Fortune.” O’Donnell appeared in the comedy “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” in July last year and will soon be seen in the independent film “A Little Help,” opposite Jenna Fischer.
O’Donnell’s TV credits include the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award nominated mini-series, “The Company,” a recurring role on “Grey’s Anatomy,” and a guest starring role in the hit comedy “Two and a Half Men,” on the Network.
His Broadway credits include a starring role in Arthur Miller’s “The Man Who Had All the Luck.”
O’Donnell added directing to his resume, after directing several episodes of NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
O’Donnell was born and raised in Chicago and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and five children. His birthday is June 26. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ChrisODonnell.