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Who Is Justin Kirk? Lesser Known Facts Of The American Actor

By Staff Writer | On: 06 Mar, 2020
Who Is Justin Kirk? Lesser Known Facts Of The American Actor

Justin Kirk is an American actor popular for his roles in movies like Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997) , Chapter Zero (1999), Nobody Walks (2012), Walter (2015), Molly’s Game (2017), and TV shows like Angels in America (2003), Weeds (2005-2012), Animal Practice (2012-2013), Kidding (2018-2020).

For his performance in the movie, Love! Valour! Compassion!, he was even honored with an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble.

Additionally, he won a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor, a nomination for a SAG Award, and an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his outstanding performance in the critically acclaimed role as Krick Walter in the TV series, Angels in America.

Justin Kirk’s Wiki

Justin Kirk was born on 28 May 1969 in Salem, Oregon, USA. 

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His dad is of English and Danish descent, whereas his mother is of Russian and Jewish descent. His mother worked as a medical assistant, and his father worked as an adult-film photographer during the industry’s thumping ‘Boogie Nights’ era. His parents met when his mother was singing in a coffeehouse. 

Justin Kirk attending the 2012 Teen Choice Awards Arrivals at Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, in California on 22nd July 2012 (Source: Hollywood.com)

Justin spent most of his childhood in Union, Washington, where he attended grade school on a Native American reservation. At the age of 12, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his mother. There he attended high school along with training and performing at Children’s Theatre School.

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After graduating from high school, Justin went to New York at the age of nineteen. He attended Circle in the Square Theatre School, where he completed a two-year conservatory acting program.

Net Worth

According to Celebritynetworth, Justin has a net worth of $3 million

Interesting Facts:

  • Justin Kirk made his acting debut at the age of seven by performing in a staging of Bertolt Brecht’s Chalk Circle at the state college where his stepfather was taking acting classes.

  • He did many odd jobs before commencing his professional acting career. He quit his job as a bellboy at the Royalton Hotel only after landing his first role on Broadway, in Any Given Day at the Longacre Theater. 

  • He played the role of a gay character named Bobby Brahms in the 1997 movie, Love! Valour! Compassion!, written by Terrence McNally, and adapted from Terrence’s play of the same name. The film features eight gay men who gather for three summer weekends at a lakeside house in New York.

  • He is the founding member of the theater company, Drama Department, and has also appeared in its play, June Moon

  • He was in a still photograph as Laura Alden’s (played by actress Michelle Pfeiffer) deceased brother in Wolf (1994).

  • For his stage works as a piano prodigy in the play Old Wicked Song at Promenade Theater in New York and Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, he won a Back Stage West Garland Award for Outstanding Performance.


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