James Marsden

Actor, Model, Singer
Handsome leading man and former Versace model James Marsden emerged as one of a batch of attractive young actors in the late-1990s that surprised both critics and audiences with a string of diverse, comedic performances ... Read more »
Born: 09/17/1973 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (72)

Accidental Love 2015 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

The Loft 2015 (Movie)

Chris Vanowen (Actor)

Unfinished Business 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Welcome to Me 2015 (Movie)

Rich (Actor)

Westworld 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Machine 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Best of Me 2014 (Movie)

Dawson (Actor)

The D-Train 2014 (Movie)

Oliver Lawless (Actor)

Walk of Shame 2014 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

2 Guns 2013 (Movie)

Quince (Actor)

30 Rock 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 (Movie)

Jack Lime (Actor)

As Cool As I Am 2013 (Movie)

Chuck Diamond (Actor)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

John F. Kennedy (Actor)

Small Apartments 2013 (Movie)

Bernard Franklin (Actor)

Bachelorette 2012 (Movie)

Trevor (Actor)

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot & Frank 2012 (Movie)

Hunter (Actor)

The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Blossom 1994 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hop 2011 (Movie)

Fred O'Hare (Actor)

MAD 1995 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Modern Family 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1994 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Straw Dogs 2011 (Movie)

David Sumner (Actor)

The Nanny 1993 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1993 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Diggs (Actor)

Death at a Funeral 2010 (Movie)

Oscar (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Box 2009 (Movie)

Arthur Lewis (Actor)

27 Dresses 2008 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex Drive 2008 (Movie)

Rex (Actor)

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Enchanted 2007 (Movie)

Prince Edward (Actor)

Hairspray 2007 (Movie)

Corny Collins (Actor)

10th and Wolf 2006 (Movie)

Tommy Santoro (Actor)

Lies & Alibis 2006 (Movie)

Wendell Hatch (Actor)

Superman Returns 2006 (Movie)

Richard White (Actor)

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Scott Summers/Cyclops (Actor)

Heights 2005 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

The 24th Day 2004 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

The Notebook 2004 (Movie)

Lon Hammond (Actor)

X-Pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

X2: X-Men United 2003 (Movie)

Scott Summers/Cyclops (Actor)

All About Ally 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Interstate 60 2002 (Movie)

Neal (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Sugar & Spice 2001 (Movie)

Jack Bartlett (Actor)

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

John Wilkes Booth (Actor)

Gossip 2000 (Movie)

Derrick Webb (Actor)

X-Men 2000 (Movie)

Cyclops (Actor)

X-Men: The Mutant Watch 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bella Mafia 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Disturbing Behavior 1998 (Movie)

Steve Clark (Actor)

Second Noah 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boogie's Diner 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Campfire Tales 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Public Enemy #1 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gift 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Search and Rescue 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Gone in a Heartbeat (TV Show)

Actor

On the Edge of Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Vietnam in HD (TV Show)

Voice
Music (3)

Enchanted 2007 (Movie)

"True love's kiss" (Song Performer)

Hairspray 2007 (Movie)

("The Nicest Kids In Town") (Song Performer)

Gossip 2000 (Movie)

("Glow") (Song Performer)

Biography

Handsome leading man and former Versace model James Marsden emerged as one of a batch of attractive young actors in the late-1990s that surprised both critics and audiences with a string of diverse, comedic performances a decade later. After appearing in a production of "Bye Bye Birdie" in college, Marsden began making guest appearances on popular series that included "The Nanny" (CBS, 1993-2000), "Blossom" (NBC, 1990-95) and "Party of Five" (Fox, 1994-2000). He soon made the jump to leading man status with his role as a teen father on the short-lived family drama series "Second Noah" (ABC, 1996-97). He followed with strong performances in "young Hollywood" ensemble projects like "Disturbing Behavior" (1998), before receiving his breakthrough as the mutant superhero Cyclops in the hotly anticipated film version of the Marvel comic, "X-Men" (2000). He revived the character for "X2: X-Men United" (2003), although it would be his turns in "Hairspray" (2007) and "Enchanted" (2007) that demonstrated Marsden's previously unknown musical and comedic abilities. And while not as successful as the "X-Men" films or the Disney hit "Enchanted," Marsden's work in projects like "The Box" (2009) and "Straw Dogs" (2011) gave further proof that the talented actor was more than just another pretty face.

Relationships

Rose Costa

Companion
Briefly dated 2011 No longer together

William Costa-Marsden

Son
Born Dec. 14, 2012; mother, Rose Costa

Lisa Linde Actor

Wife
Began dating 1995 Married July 22, 2000 Linde filed for divorce September 2011, citing irreconcilable differences

Jennifer Marsden Actor

Sister

Mary Marsden

Daughter
Born Aug. 10, 2005; mother, Lisa Linde

Robert Marsden Actor

Brother

Jack Marsden

Son
Born Feb. 1, 2001; mother, Lisa Linde

Jeff Marsden

Brother

Elizabeth Marsden

Sister

EDUCATION

Putnam City North High School

Oklahoma City , Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater , Oklahoma
Left after a year

Milestones

2013

Played JFK in the drama "The Butler"

2013

Appeared in the action film "2 Guns"

2012

Featured in "Robot & Frank" with Frank Langella

2012

Cast alongside Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Rebel Wilson in "Bachelorette"

2011

Co-starred with Kate Bosworth in Rod Lurie's remake of "Straw Dogs"

2010

Appeared in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," the sequel to the 2001 family film "Cats & Dogs"

2010

Co-starred in the Chris Rock-produced black comedy "Death at a Funeral," a remake of the 2007 British film of the same name

2009

Co-starred with Cameron Diaz in "The Box"

2008

Played Katherine Heigl's love interest in the romantic comedy "27 Dresses"

2007

Cast as dashing Prince Edward in Disney's modern-day animation and live-action fairy tale "Enchanted"

2007

Played Corny Collins in "Hairspray," the film adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the 1988 John Waters movie

2006

Cast as as Richard White in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns"

2006

Reprised the role of Cyclops in the third installment of the "X-Men" series, "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2005

Co-starred in "Heights," a drama following five New Yorkers over a 24-hour period

2004

Cast opposite Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in "The Notebook"

2003

Reprised role of Cyclops in the sequel "X2"

2001

Joined the cast of "Ally McBeal" (Fox) as lawyer Glenn Foy; left show after appearing in 13 episodes

2001

Co-starred with Mena Suvari in the teen comedy "Sugar and Spice"

2000

Appeared in the ensemble flick "Gossip" with Joshua Jackson, Kate Hudson and Norman Reedus

2000

Cast as the mutant Cyclops in Bryan Singer's big-screen version of the Marvel comic "X-Men"

1998

Co-starred with Nick Stahl and Katie Holmes in the teen thriller "Disturbing Behavior"

1997

Cast in a featured role in the CBS miniseries "Bella Mafia"

1997

Starred in TV-movie "On the Edge of Innocence" (NBC)

1996

Played Ricky, a teen father, on "Second Noah" (ABC)

1996

Portrayed the son of Ma Barker in "Public Enemy #1" (HBO)

1995

Appeared in a recurring role on syndicated series "Boogie's Diner"

1993

Made his TV-movie debut in NBC's "In the Line of Duty: Ambush at Waco"

1992

Landed TV acting debut with a bit role on two episodes of "The Nanny" (CBS)

Worked as a Versace model

Bonus Trivia

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Marsden spoke out against Internet rumors that said his baby blue eyes were fake. He claimed they were NOT contact lenses.

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