Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.

Lawrence O'Donnell's career in politics at various times flourished onscreen, in the real world and in fiction. On TV, was best known as the host of news and commentary show "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" ... Read more »
Born: 11/07/1951 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Director's Cut 2016 (Movie)

Francis Marx (Actor)

The Jack And Triumph Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Jim Gaffigan Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The Neighbors 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

True Blood 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Campaign 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Homeland 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Love 2006 - 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 1999 - 2001, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Harris (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

The Kill Point 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Consulting Producer

Mister Sterling 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

First Monday 2002 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

A Case of Deadly Force (TV Show)

Associate Producer

Biography

Lawrence O'Donnell's career in politics at various times flourished onscreen, in the real world and in fiction. On TV, was best known as the host of news and commentary show "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" (MSNBC 2010- ), while he was also seen as a guest host and commentator on "Countdown" (MSNBC 2003-2011), "The McLaughlin Group" (syndicated 1982- ) and "Morning Joe" (MSNBC 2007- ). He also worked as a writer, producer and sometimes actor in television, most famously as a writer and producer on the hit political drama "The West Wing" (NBC 1999-2006), in which he also appeared in flashbacks as President Jed Bartlet's father. Prior to working in television, the Boston-born, Harvard-attending O'Donnell was a writer who also worked as an attorney and a Congressional aide in Washington D.C. His first book, a true-crime tale of a racially-motivated 1975 incident involving the Boston police department called <i>Deadly Force</i> was adapted into the television movie "A Case of Deadly Force" (1986); O'Donnell co-produced the film, giving him his first taste of the world of television. Along with his various other careers, O'Donnell worked frequently as an actor. He played a lawyer in the polygamy drama "Big Love" (HBO 2006-2011), a judge in the detective comedy-drama "Monk" (USA 2002-09) and himself in the political thriller "Homeland" (Showtime 2011- ), sexy vampire drama "True Blood" (HBO 2008- ), and the comedy "Swing Vote" (2008) and action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" (2013).

Relationships

Kathryn Harrold Actor

Divorceé

EDUCATION

Harvard College

1976

Milestones

2010

Host of MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell"

1999

Writer and producer on NBC's "The est Wing"

1986

Television debut as producer of "A Case of Deadly Force"

Bonus Trivia

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O'Donnell has one daughter with his ex-wife Kathryn.

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