Christopher Denham

A true devotee of the performing arts, Christopher Denham was born on the Southside of Chicago in 1985. He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he studied theater under the guidance of greats ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Manhattan 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Money Monster 2016 (Movie)

Ron Sprecher (Actor)

Enter Nowhere 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deception 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Forgetting the Girl 2013 (Movie)

Kevin Wolfe (Actor)

The Following 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Argo 2012 (Movie)

Mark Lijek (Actor)

Person of Interest 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sound of My Voice 2012 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The Bay 2012 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Restive 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rubicon 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

Peter Breene (Actor)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

Ronny Partiz (Actor)

Alexander the Last 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

Mike Vickers (Actor)

Law & Order 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Headspace 2006 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Area 51 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Preservation 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Home Movie 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Preservation 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Home Movie 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A true devotee of the performing arts, Christopher Denham was born on the Southside of Chicago in 1985. He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he studied theater under the guidance of greats like Henson Keys and Daniel Sullivan. After graduating, Denham became immersed in the professional theater scene, performing with the renowned Steppenwolf theater company and eventually making his Broadway debut in ""Master Harold" and the boys" in 2003. In 2005, he made his feature film debut in the sci-fi thriller "Headspace" (2005), but Denham's love of the stage didn't wane. On the contrary, the following year, he premiered his own play, "Cagelove" at New York City's Rattlestick Theatre. He would return to the Broadway stage that same year in "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," before again appearing on screen in 2007 with a part in "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007). Even more prominent movie roles followed, most notably in Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" (2010) and the critically acclaimed "Argo" (2012). In 2014, Denham decided to step behind the camera, writing and directing the horror film "Preservation" (2014). The film's eerie, "less is more" approach was inspired both by Denham's love of minimalist greats like Hitchcock, and his own squeamishness about seeing blood. In the end, the movie was applauded by critics. Denham then joined the cast of the period series "Manhattan" (WGN, 2014-), about the United States' infamous Manhattan Project.

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Milestones

2014

Wrote and directed the horror film "Preservation."

2014

Joined the cast of the period series "Manhattan," inspired by the infamous Manhattan Project.

2012

Played hostage Mark Lijek in the critically acclaimed movie "Argo."

2010

Appeared in the Martin Scorsese directed thriller "Shutter Island."

2006

Starred in "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" on Broadway.

2006

Premiered his play, "Cagelove," at New York City's Rattlestick Theatre.

2005

Made his feature film debut in the sci-fi thriller "Headspace."

2003

Made his Broadway debut in ""Master Harold" and the boys."

Bonus Trivia

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Performed extensively with Chicago's renowned Steppenwolf theater company.

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Was partly inspired to pursue the eerie, less graphic style of his horror film "Preservation" because he passed out at the sight of blood.

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