Reed Birney

Reed Birney was born on September 11, 1954 in Alexandria, VA. He made his acting debut in his mid 20s, appearing in projects like the pseudo-documentary "Not a Pretty Picture" (1976) and the TV movie "The Greatest Man ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1954 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

American Odyssey 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Women 2015 (Movie)

Richard Smith (Actor)

The Blacklist 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Adult World 2014 (Movie)

Todd (Actor)

Blue Bloods 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girls 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Molly's Theory of Relativity 2013 (Movie)

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The Good Wife 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twelve Thirty 2011 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Changeling 2008 (Movie)

Mayor Cryer (Actor)

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Jim Stansel (Actor)

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kidnapped 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Uptown Girls 2003 (Movie)

Executive (Actor)

Ed 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Perfect Murder 1998 (Movie)

Merchant Prince No 1 (Actor)

Circus Lives 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

You Are Here 1997 (Movie)

Jack's Boss (Actor)

Law & Order 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crimewave 1986 (Movie)

Vic Ajax (Actor)

Hellfire 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Means and Ends 1986 (Movie)

Ryan (Actor)

Chain Letters 1984 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Four Friends 1981 (Movie)

Louie Carnahan (Actor)

Not a Pretty Picture 1976 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Kane & Abel (TV Show)

Actor

Too Far to Go (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Reed Birney was born on September 11, 1954 in Alexandria, VA. He made his acting debut in his mid 20s, appearing in projects like the pseudo-documentary "Not a Pretty Picture" (1976) and the TV movie "The Greatest Man in the World" (PBS 1980). He worked fairly regularly over the course of the decade to follow, balancing supporting roles in films like "Four Friends" (1981) and "Crimewave" (1985) with appearances on television programs including the miniseries "Kane & Abel" (CBS 1986). Birney's career slowed down a bit in the 1990s, he came to find roles in a number of star-studded pictures and television series around the turn of the century, at which point he married fellow actor Constance Schulman. Alongside a recurring role on the popular TV show "Gossip Girl" (The CW 2007-2012) and parts in films like "The Ten" (2007), "Changeling" (2008),  "Twelve Thirty" (2010) and "Girl Most Likely" (2012). Following this stretch of features, Birney found even greater success on the small screen. He joined the acclaimed political thriller "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013-) as the major recurring character Donald Blythe-who would ultimately become Vice President in the universe of the series-and appeared on "The Blacklist" (NBC 2013-) in a prominent recurring part as U.S. Attorney General Tom Connolly. At the same time, Birney reteamed with "Twelve Thirty" director Jeff Lipsky, starring in his films "Molly's Theory of Relativity" (2013) and "Mad Women" (2015).

Milestones

2013

Costarred on the political thriller series "House of Cards."

1976

Made his professional acting debut in the film "Not a Pretty Picture."

Bonus Trivia

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Won an Obie Award in 2006 for Sustained Excellence of Performance.

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Worked repeatedly with director Jeff Lipsky, starring in films "Twelve Thirty" (2010), "Molly’s Theory of Relativity" (2013), and "Mad Women" (2015).

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Regularly played high ranking federal officials, including a U.S. Attorney General on "The Blacklist" (NBC 2013-), a Senator on "American Odyssey" (NBC 2015-), and a Vice President on "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013-).

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