Trivia for the Emmy-winning actor James Spader.
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I have covered American actor James Spader shortly in the articles Hunky Actors of the 80s and 90s Antonio Banderas and James Spader, and Handsome Actors to Play Villains: Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, James Spader, Antonio Banderas and Timothy Olyphant. However there are more things to know about this veteran and unconventional actor. Below are James Spader facts:
1. James Spader was born in 1960, in Boston.
2. He stands at 5' 10" (1.78 m).
3. He was married to Victoria Spader for 17 years. They have 2 children together.
4. He has a third child from fiancé, actress Leslie Stefanson.
5. We met his Boston Legal character, Alan Shore, before Boston Legal .
In the 8th , and final, season of the legal drama The Practice, half the starring actors (Dylan McDermott, Lara Flynn Boyle, Kelli Williams & Rebecca Gay Hamilton) left. Instead, the recruit from the seventh season – Jamie (Jessica Capshaw) became a permament cast member,and James Spader and Rhona Mitra joined the cast. Rhona Mitra’s Tara went on to appear in Boston Legal with Alan Shore.
6. He won Emmy 3 times for his role as Alan Shore- twice for Boston Legal and once in The Practice.
7. He was nominated for Golden Globe for his Boston Legal role as well.
8. His TV co-stars include Candice Bergen, William Shatner, Rhona Mitra, Lake Bell, Julie Bowen, Mark Valley, Saffron Burrows (Boston Legal), Steve Harris, Camryn Manheim, Jessica Capshaw, Michael Badalucco, Rhona Mitra (The Practice).
9. He has been appearing on the screen since 1978.
10. Some of the directors he has worked include Mike Nichols (Wolf), Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies, and Videotape), David Cronenberg (Crash), Sydney Lumet (Critical Care) and more.
11. Like many actors, he held a variety of jobs before getting a break as an actor. One of these jobs was teaching yoga.
12. He is severely near-sighted.
13. His movie co-stars include John Cusack (True Colors), Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kate Nelligan, Christopher Plummer ( Wolf), Susan Sarandon (White Palace), Brooke Shields (Endless Love), Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei (The Watcher), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Secretary), Andrew McCarthy ( Less Than Zero), Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher (Sex, Lies and Videotape), Deborah Kara Unger, Holly Hunter (Crash), Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello (2 Days in the Valley), Kim Cattrall, Andrew McCarthy (Mannequin), Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas (Wall Street), Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald (Pretty in Pink), Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard (Baby Boom), Rob Lowe (Bad Influence), Tim Robbins, Alan Rickman (Bob Roberts), Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren (Citical Care), Peter Facinelli, Robin Tunney (Supernova).