Kyle MacLachlan


Kyle MacLachlan

Infobox actor
name = Kyle MacLachlan


caption = MacLachlan at the 1991 Emmy Awards.
birthname =
birthdate = birth date and age|mf=yes|1959|2|22
birthplace = Yakima, Washington, United States
deathdate =
deathplace =
othername =
spouse = Desiree Gruber (2002–present)
website = http://www.kylemaclachlan.com
goldenglobeawards = Best Actor in a Television Drama Series
1991 "Twin Peaks"

Kyle MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington) is a Golden Globe award winning American actor.

He is a graduate of the University of Washington and moved to Hollywood, California, to pursue his career soon after his 1982 graduation. He is best recalled for his roles as Jeffrey Beaumont in the cult film "Blue Velvet", and Paul Atreides in Dune, as well as his television series roles as Agent Dale Cooper in "Twin Peaks", Trey MacDougal in "Sex and The City" and Orson Hodge in "Desperate Housewives".He is known for playing lead characters in several of director David Lynch's films.

Career

MacLachlan has worked extensively with David Lynch. He first appeared as Paul Atreides in the film Dune, Lynch's adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel, and as Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet. Later he played Special Agent Dale Cooper in Lynch's ABC television series Twin Peaks, reprising that role for Lynch's 1992 prequel . Lynch commented on those roles in a GQ story about MacLachlan: "Kyle plays innocents who are interested in the mysteries of life. He's the person you trust enough to go into a strange world with." [fr [http://contrechamp.kaywa.com/20061011 Contrechamp.com, Voyages en cinéphilie. "L'homme sériel", November 10, 2006.] ]

In the 1993 film version of Franz Kafka's "The Trial", MacLachlan played the lead role of the persecuted Josef K. He also had a recurring role in the American television series "Sex and the City", portraying Dr. Trey MacDougal, the one-time husband of Charlotte York (Kristin Davis). He portrayed the spirit of Cary Grant in "Touch of Pink". [http://movies.about.com/od/touchofpink/a/touchkm071104.htm About.com, "Kyle MacLachlan Reflects on "Touch of Pink" by Rebecca Murray.] Retrieved January 29, 2008.] Noteworthy to critics was his uncanny ability to capture the nuances of Grant's mannerisms, his resemblance to Grant had been previously noted in an episode of "Twin Peaks." MacLachlan also lent his voice to nefarious media mogul Donald Love in the video game Grand Theft Auto III.

In 1995, MacLachlan starred in Paul Verhoeven's "Showgirls". The movie was heavily panned by critics [Metacritic, http://www.metacritic.com/video/titles/showgirls accessed May 22, 2008] and it collected seven Golden Raspberry Awards (from a record thirteen nominations). MacLachlan himself was deeply embarrassed with his involvement and infamously walked out of the film's premiere, [http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080117/EVENTS02/801170374/0/newsfront The Desert Sun. "Bob Hope Chrysler Classic celebrity Q&A: Actor Kyle MacLachlan" by Leighton Ginn, January 17, 2008.] ] at which he was allegedly heard exclaiming, "I thought this was an art movie."Fact|date=May 2008. He has stated that he did not walk out of the premiere and that he "suffered through the whole two hours of it."

MacLachlan has appeared in several plays, including John Kolvenbach's "On an Average Day" with Woody Harrelson, on Broadway in "The Caretaker" with Patrick Stewart, as well as in "Romeo and Juliet", and the Shakespearean history "Henry V".

In recent years, MacLachlan continues to play dark and/or morally ambiguous characters. This included a guest role on , in which he played a father who shot and killed a sociopathic child who murdered his son. After starring in the short-lived In Justice, MacLachlan has become a regular on Desperate Housewives. His character, the mysterious dentist Orson Hodge, first appeared during the show's second season, with MacLachlan becoming a full-time cast member with the start of season three.

On July 7, 2007, MacLachlan was one of the presenters at the London leg of Live Earth. [ [http://xrrf.blogspot.com/2007/07/kyle-maclachlan-introduces-corinne.html Blog: No Rock And Roll Fun, "Kyle MacLachlan introduces Corinne Bailey Rae", Thursday, July 5, 2007.] ]

MacLachlan appeared in the 2008 movie, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.

Personal life

MacLachlan was born in Yakima, Washington, and graduated from Eisenhower High School. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Desiree Gruber and their two small dogs (a Jack Russell Terrier and a Yorkie/Chihuahua mix). Blaming it on "probably too much affection", [cite episode | series = Showbiz Tonight | network = CNN | date = 2006-01-20 | transcripturl = http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0601/20/sbt.01.html | title = Kyle MacLachlan's New Show] the couple have created a [http://www.mookieandsam.com/ website about their dogs] . Mookie and Sam also have a " [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcU_u2EO0L8 hit web TV series] ". Mookie and Sam's eight videos have generated over 2 million YouTube hits and many video responses.

In the past, MacLachlan had longterm relationships with fellow co-stars (Laura Dern, Lara Flynn Boyle, and Heather Graham) from various projects directed by David Lynch. He also had a 6-year relationship with former supermodel, Linda Evangelista. [cite web|url=http://www.whosdatedwho.com/celebrities/people/dating/kyle-maclachlan.htm | title=Kyle MacLachlan's Dating History|accessdate=2008-10-04|publisher= Who's Dated Who?]

Kyle's wife gave birth to a baby boy named Callum Lyon MacLachlan. He was born on July 25, in LA. The baby weighed in at 8 lbs. 6 oz.

Kyle has two younger brothers named Craig and Kent, both residing in the Pacific Northwest.

elected filmography

References

External links

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* [http://www.kylemaclachlan.com Kyle MacLachlan official site]
* [http://www.aclassapart.org A Class Apart: A Kyle MacLachlan aficionados page]
* [http://www.kylemaclachlan.net Kyle MacLachlan - Total Website]
* [http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/whoswho/biography/13999 Biography] from "Playbill"

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DATE OF BIRTH= 1959-2-22
PLACE OF BIRTH= Yakima, Washington, United States
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