Michael Urie

Actor, Producer, Director
As the flashy Marc St. James, one of the most beloved characters on the hit series "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), theater-trained actor Michael Urie became a breakout star, thanks to equal parts fierceness, tenacity and ... Read more »
Born: 08/07/1980 in Plano, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

Modern Family 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Workaholics 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

WTC View 2014 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

He's Way More Famous Than You 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Partners 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Petunia 2013 (Movie)

George McDougal (Actor)

Project Runway All Stars 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Decoy Bride 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Celebrity Ghost Stories 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2006 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Sebastian (Actor)

Miss America: Reality Check 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor
Director (2)

He's Way More Famous Than You 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Thank You for Judging 2011 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Grantham & Rose 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

As the flashy Marc St. James, one of the most beloved characters on the hit series "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010), theater-trained actor Michael Urie became a breakout star, thanks to equal parts fierceness, tenacity and campy humor. Prior to his breakthrough on that series, Urie earned his stripes on the stage before transitioning to the screen on the provocative cable series, "Undressed" (MTV, 1999-2002), which opened the doors to his "Ugly Betty" role. Aside from his stage and television acting career, Urie was also a producer and director of documentary films, and was a longtime board member of Plum Productions. As he expanded into television movies and features, as well as becoming the star of his own series, "Partners" (CBS, 2012- ), all of the hard work only helped add to his luster as one of the most promising up-and-coming talents on television in the new millennium.

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York 2003
Was the recipient of the 2002 John Houseman Prize for Excellence in Classical Theatre

Plano Senior High School

Plano , Texas

Milestones

2012

Returned to series TV, co-starring with David Krumholtz on "Partners" (CBS)

2011

Co-directed documentary feature "Thank You for Judging"; also executive produced

2011

Made Broadway debut as the arrogant and lazy Bud Frump in hit revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" opposite Nick Jonas

2010

Acted in off-Broadway production "The Temperamentals"

2008

Hosted TLC's reality-based series "Miss America: Reality Check" during Writers Guild of America strike

2006

Cast as Mode magazine's fashionable assistant Marc St. James on ABC's "Ugly Betty"; originally billed as a guest star, but after the pilot episode was made a regular

2003

Played the central character in the stage play "WTC View" as well as the film adaptation in 2005

2001

Performed in the world premiere of "Love and Happiness" at Barrington Stage in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts

Bonus Trivia

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Urie started his own web site MichaelUrie.net for video blogging, live chats, and overall merriment.

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