Chris Noth

Actor, Waiter
Imposing in stature, Chris Noth was readily identified with his roles as Detective Mike Logan on the long-running series "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and, perhaps even more famously, as the charming rogue Mr. Big on ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1954 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

After the Ball 2015 (Movie)

Lee Kassell (Actor)

The Good Wife 1991 - 1995, 2009 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Borderline 2014 (Movie)

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Elsa & Fred 2014 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Frame of Mind 2014 (Movie)

Steve Lynde (Actor)

Sea Isle 2014 (Movie)

(in negotiations) (Actor)

Summer Dreams 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Narrator

Homicide: Life on the Street 1991 - 1995, 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990 - 1995, 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lovelace 2013 (Movie)

Anthony Romano (Actor)

Secret of my Success 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Titanic: Blood and Steel 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1991 - 1997, 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom 2012 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Good Wife: A New Beginning 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

Mr. Big (Actor)

The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

My One and Only 2009 (Movie)

Dr Harlan Williams (Actor)

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

Mr. Big (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2006 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Perfect Man 2005 (Movie)

Ben Cooper (Actor)

Mr. 3000 2004 (Movie)

Schembri (Actor)

Sex and the City 1998 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caesar 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Education of Gore Vidal 2002 (Movie)

"The Best Man" Performer (Actor)

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

National Memorial Day Concert (2001) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Martini's The Judge 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glass House 2001 (Movie)

Uncle Jack (Actor)

Cast Away 2000 (Movie)

Jerry Lovett (Actor)

Double Whammy 2000 (Movie)

Chick Dimitri (Actor)

Getting to Know You 2000 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Pigeonholed 1999 (Movie)

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The Broken Giant 1999 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Searching for Paradise 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cold Heart 1997 (Movie)

T (Actor)

The Deli 1997 (Movie)

Sal the Trash Man (Actor)

Burnzy's Last Call 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Wendy's Ski Family Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Shadows, Someone's Watching 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jakarta 1989 (Movie)

Falco (Actor)

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

Yuppie Husband (Actor)

Apology 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

Ely Wareham (Actor)

Smithereens 1982 (Movie)

Prostitute (Actor)

A Texas Funeral (TV Show)

Actor

Abducted: A Father's Love (TV Show)

Actor

At Mother's Request (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Apple (TV Show)

Actor

Born Free: A New Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

Killer in the Mirror (TV Show)

Actor

Medusa's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Rough Riders (TV Show)

Actor

The Confession (TV Show)

Actor

Where Are My Children? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Imposing in stature, Chris Noth was readily identified with his roles as Detective Mike Logan on the long-running series "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and, perhaps even more famously, as the charming rogue Mr. Big on "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004). Learning his craft in Yale's drama program and on the stages of New York City and Los Angeles, the young actor found work on various television series, including a recurring turn on the seminal police ensemble drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87) in 1986. After a series of forgettable made-for-TV movies, Noth landed his career-making role on "Law & Order," which he maintained for five years before a desire for artistic change prompted his departure in 1995. A few years of forgettable television and indie film projects followed before Noth signed on for what would arguably become his signature role - the rich, commitment-phobic Mr. Big for six seasons of the hugely popular "Sex and the City" series. Seemingly destined to reprise his most popular roles, he went back to work as Logan for three seasons of the spin-off series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001- ), then back into arms of Carrie Bradshaw for the big screen adaptation of "Sex and the City" (2008). He continued his lucky streak on television as Julianna Margulies' scandalous politician husband on the legal drama "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009- ). The hallmark of Noth's respectable career by now had become portrayals of strong, direct, often callous men - usually with an irrepressibly rakish twinkle in their eye.

Relationships

Beverly Johnson Actor

Companion
Dated from c. 1992-95

Charles Noth

Father
Died in March 1966 when Chris was eight

Orion Noth

Son
Born Jan. 18, 2008; mother, Tara Wilson

Charles Noth

Brother
Older

Michael Noth

Brother
Older

Jeanne Parr

Mother

Tara Wilson Actor

Companion
Noth met Wilson when she worked at his NYC bar the Cutting Room Announced engagement in October 2009 Married April 6, 2012 in Maui, HI

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1985
Attended Yale's School of Drama

Marlboro College

Marlboro , Vermont 1978
First began studying acting there

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York
Studied with Sanford Meisner

Milestones

2011

Joined an all star cast for the revival of Broadway's "That Championship Season"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television ("The Good Wife")

2010

Reprised his role of 'Mr. Big' (John James Preston) for "Sex and the City 2"

2009

Co-starred in the indie comedy, "My One and Only," loosely based on a story about George Hamilton's early life

2009

Cast as a disgraced politician, opposite Julianna Margulies, in the CBS drama "The Good Wife"

2008

Reprised the role of 'Mr. Big' (John James Preston) for "Sex and the City: The Movie"

2005

Guest-starred on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" as police Detective Mike Logan, his character from 1990-95 on "Law & Order"; Joined the cast as a regular in fall 2005; left show in 2008

2005

Cast opposite Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear in the romantic comedy "The Perfect Man"

2001

Starred in and produced the NBC movie "Steve Martini's The Judge"

2000

Made Broadway debut as star of the revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man"

1999

Cast in the 1999 independent drama "Searching for Paradise" (released on video in 2003).

1999

Acted in the drama feature "Texas Funeral," co-starring Robert Patrick and Joanne Whaley

1998

Had recurring role as Mr Big, the attractive and charming but emotionally distant love interest of New York columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) in the HBO comedy series "Sex and the City"

1998

Reprised his "Law & Order" character in the NBC TV-movie "Exiled"

1997

Co-starred in the Spanish-American War-set historical miniseries "Rough Riders" (TNT)

1997

Guest starred as a rapist recently released from prison on an episode of "Touched By an Angel"

1996

Played the father of a teenager who seeks to return a captured lion to the wilds of Africa in "Born Free: A New Adventure" (ABC)

1995

Featured in the CBS miniseries "Sidney Sheldon's 'Nothing Lasts Forever'"

1995

Guest starrred on an episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street," as Detective Logan in a "Law & Order" crossover

1994

Co-starred in "Where Are My Children?" a fact-based ABC telefilm

1993

Starred in the NBC TV-movie, "In the Shadows, Someone's Watching"

1990

Made TV series debut as regular Detective Mike Logan on NBC's acclaimed crime drama "Law & Order"

1990

Played the role of Sergius in a production of George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man" staged at the Roundabout Theater

1989

Debut leading role in a feature film, "Jakarta," the first English-language film shot in Indonesia with a native company

1987

Appeared in the true crime miniseries "At Mother's Request"

1987

Had a cameo in "Baby Boom" as a yuppie customer of a country store

1986

Made TV-movie debut with a supporting part in the Ann Jillian as twins thriller "Killer in the Mirror" (ABC)

1986

Appeared in the feature "Off Beat"

1986

TV acting debut, playing a misguided young police officer in the "Look Homeward Ninja" episode of "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)

1986

Featured in the drama "Apology" (aired on HBO)

1985

Had the title role in a production of "Hamlet" directed by Zoe Caldwell at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut (date approximate)

1982

Feature acting debut, "Smithereens"; played a transvestite prostitute

1979

Had early stage credit, appearing in the Manhattan Theatre Club's "Just a Little Bit Less Than Normal"

Raised in Connecticut, England, Yugoslavia and Spain

Acted in productions at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, La Mama Etc., The Circle Repertory Theater, and the Mark Taper Forum, where he acted in the original staging of "The Kentucky Cycle" as part of the Plays in Progress s

Bonus Trivia

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Noth is pronounced so that it rhymes with BOTH not MOTH

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Noth on "Law & Order" (NBC) and the fact that he feels the series' edge has been somewhat compromised: "What happens is a show becomes successful. Then they want to keep it popular and it becomes harder to take risks for fear of offending someone." - quoted in Parade magazine, May 14, 1995

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Noth on his departure from "Law & Order" (NBC): "By my fifth year I was really burned out. I wasn't making any bones about it. I was saying it in the press. I might have been tempted for a sh*t load of money to stay another year. Now, Dick [Wolf] got wind of that and also I think my agents called and said 'You better triple his fee' and there was a lot of miscommunication. I should have gotten in a room with Dick before all that. It looked like we hated each other, and that's not true. We disagree on many aesthetic things, but we can work together." - from Entertainment Weekly, Nov. 8, 1998

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