Justin Theroux

Writer, Producer, Actor
An exceptionally versatile character actor and occasional lead in features and television, Justin Theroux tackled both comedy and drama with equal deftness throughout his career, and proved himself a talented writer as ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1971 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

The Leftovers 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Girl on the Train 2016 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

The Master: A Lego Ninjago Short 2016 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Zoolander No. 2 2016 (Movie)

Evil DJ (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Wanderlust 2012 (Movie)

Seth (Actor)

Your Highness 2011 (Movie)

Leezar (Actor)

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

Megamind's Father (Voice)

Parks and Recreation 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Adams 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Broken English 2007 (Movie)

Nick Gable (Actor)

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Jesus H Christ (Actor)

Inland Empire 2006 (Movie)

Devon Berk/Billy Side (Actor)

Miami Vice 2006 (Movie)

Zito (Actor)

Strangers with Candy 2006 (Movie)

Carlo Honklin (Actor)

Rajapur 2005 (Movie)

Jeremy Reardon (Actor)

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

Bradley Lake (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Legend of Lucy Keyes 2004 (Movie)

Guy Cooley (Actor)

Alias 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

Seamus O'Grady (Actor)

Duplex 2003 (Movie)

Coop (Actor)

Nowhere To Go But UP 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sleepy Time Gal 2002 (Movie)

Rebecca's Boyfriend (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mulholland Drive 2001 (Movie)

Adam Kesher (Actor)

New York Undercover 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

Evil DJ (Actor)

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

Timothy Bryce (Actor)

Sirens 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Broken Hearts Club 2000 (Movie)

Marshall (Actor)

Frogs for Snakes 1999 (Movie)

Flav (Actor)

Sex and the City 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Below Utopia 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Broke 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 (Movie)

Cowboy (Actor)

Central Park West 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

I Shot Andy Warhol 1996 (Movie)

Mark The Revolutionary (Actor)
Writer (7)

Zoolander No. 2 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

Rain of Madness 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rain of Madness 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)
Producer (4)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dedication 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rain of Madness 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (2)

Dedication 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Rain of Madness 2007 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (1)

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

("Metro Man's Song") (Song)
Other (2)

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Consultant

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

(Creative Consultant)

Biography

An exceptionally versatile character actor and occasional lead in features and television, Justin Theroux tackled both comedy and drama with equal deftness throughout his career, and proved himself a talented writer as well by penning the scripts for hits like "Tropic Thunder" (2008) and "Iron Man 2" (2010). A handsome actor who seemed to prefer offbeat portrayals over leading man roles, he began his onscreen career in indies like "I Shot Andy Warhol" (1996) before moving effortless into Hollywood titles like "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997). He was adept at playing slick, soulless professionals, like an arrogant film director in David Lynch's "Mulholland Dr." (2001) and a business friend of Christian Bale's deranged Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho" (2000), but could also play thoughtful, caring men, like his cerebral suitor who charmed Rachel Griffiths on "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). Theroux's strongest suit, however, was offbeat comedy, and he mined that field on numerous occasions throughout his career in features like "Zoolander" (2001) and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003). He made a modest debut as a director on the indie drama "Dedication" (2007), but found greater success as a writer on the over-the-top comedy "Tropic Thunder" and the blockbuster "Iron Man 2." His dual status as favored actor and screenwriter made Theroux a genuine hyphenate.

Relationships

Jennifer Aniston Actor

Wife
Met in 2010 while filming "Wanderlust" (2012) Reportedly began dating May 2011 Announced engagement Aug. 12, 2012 Married August 5, 2015 at their home in Bel Air, California

Heidi Bivens Costume Designer

Companion
Dated for 14 years before splitting in 2011

Eugene Theroux

Father

Paul Theroux Source Material (from novel)

Uncle

Louis Theroux Actor

Cousin

Phyllis Theroux

Mother

Marcel Theroux Actor

Cousin

EDUCATION

British American Drama Academy

Bennington College

Bennington , Vermont

Bennington College

Bennington , Vermont

Milestones

2016

Wrote the script for Ben Stiller's "Zoolander 2"

2014

Starred in Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta's post-apocalyptic HBO series "The Leftovers"

2012

Co-wrote screenplay for feature adaptation of the stage musical "Rock of Ages," starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, and Alec Baldwin

2012

Co-starred opposite Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd in "Wanderlust"

2010

Wrote the screenplay for the summer blockbuster "Iron Man 2"; also produced

2009

Appeared in four episodes of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" as Leslie Knope's boyfriend Justin Anderson

2008

Played John Hancock in the HBO mini-series "John Adams," starring Paul Giamatti as Adams

2008

Co-wrote (also produced) the Ben Stiller-directed "Tropic Thunder"

2007

Co-starred with Parker Posey in Zoe Cassavetes' directorial debut, "Broken English"

2007

Made feature directing debut with "Dedication," a romantic comedy co-starring Mandy Moore; premiered at Sundance

2006

Re-teamed with Lynch to star in "Inland Empire"

2006

Appeared in the film version of the cult TV show "Strangers With Candy"

2006

Cast in Michael Mann's feature film adaptation of the 1980s TV series "Miami Vice"

2003

Cast as Joe, Brenda's boyfriend in the HBO series "Six Feet Under"

2001

Cast in the Ben Stiller comedy "Zoolander"

2000

Featured in the gay ensemble film "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy"

2000

Had a regular role on CBS' "The District" playing a public relations specialist working for the police department

2000

Played Timothy Bryce, one of Patrick Bateman's cohorts in the stylized satire "American Psycho"

1999

Guest starred on HBO's "Sex and the City" as Vaughn, a writer who dates Carrie

1999

Cast in the Showtime original movie "Sirens"

1999

Cast in David Lynch's failed TV pilot "Mulholland Drive"; later released as a feature when Lynch shot additional footage (released theatrically in 2001)

1998

Appeared on episodes of "Spin City" (ABC) and "Ally McBeal" (Fox)

1998

Had a recurring role on FOX's "New York Undercover"

1998

Played a wanted man in the comedy "Frogs for Snakes"

1998

Starred opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in the New York Theater Workshop production of the popular British play "Shopping and F*cking"

1997

Co-starred in the comedy "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"

1997

Starred opposite Alyssa Milano in the independent thriller "Below Utopia" directed by Kurt Voss

1997

Featured in the Roundabout Theater Company's production "Three Sisters"

1996

Made feature debut in "I Shot Andy Warhol" playing Mark the Revolutionary

1995

Starred in the Ensemble Studio Theater presentation of the one act play "Water and Wine"

1995

Acted in the pilot of the Manhattan-set series "Central Park West"

Bonus Trivia

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Theroux came from a literary family: his uncles were authors Paul, Alexander, Peter and Joseph Theroux.

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Starred in the music video for the British band Muse for their song "Hysteria."

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"When I think of all the people I was coming up in New York with, like Phil Hoffman, Sam Rockwell, none of them had the desire to be famous, you know what I mean? They just had the desire to be good actors and do good work and lo and behold, fame is something I think happens as a result of trying to do good work. If you’re trying to be famous, your work usually suffers." -- Coming Soon, August 21, 2007

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"I didn't have a lot of ambition, which I think was a good thing. I was ambitious about quality, but I wasn't ambitious in the "I've got to get a pilot!" way." -- Interview, July 2014

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