Justin Theroux

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 decade-plus career, and proved himself a ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1971 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

The Leftovers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 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 2 2016 (Movie)

(current draft) (Screenplay)

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rain of Madness 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

Rain of Madness 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
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 (3)

Zoolander 2 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

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 decade-plus career, and proved himself a talented comedy writer as well by penning the scripts for "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 Paul 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" (2006), 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, and one whose career appeared to be just accessing its upper reaches.

Relationships

Jennifer Aniston Actor

Companion
Met in 2010 while filming "Wanderlust" (2012) Reportedly began dating May 2011 Announced engagement Aug. 12, 2012

Heidi Bivens Actor

Companion
Dated for 14 years before splitting in 2011

Eugene Theroux

Father

Paul Theroux Actor

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

2012

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

2012

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

2010

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

2009

Appeared in four episodes of NBC's "Parks and Recreation"

2008

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

2008

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

2007

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

2007

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

2006

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

2006

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

2006

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

2003

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

2003

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

2001

Cast in the Ben Stiller comedy "Zoolander"

2000

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

2000

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

2000

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

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)

1999

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

1998

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

1998

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

1998

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

1998

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

1997

Had a featured role 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"

Moved to NYC to pursue a career in visual arts

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