Nov. 13th, 1954
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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Chris Noth (born November 13, 1954) in Madison, Wisconsin. In his youth, he traveled and lived in England, Yugoslavia and Spain, but never stayed in the same place for long. His mother, 'Jeanne Parr', was a CBS news reporter. Chris studied with 'Sanford Meisner' before graduating from the Yale School of Drama. He continues to build upon a versatile career in film, television and on stage.
Some of his screen ventures include Robert Zemeckis's Cast Away (2000), starring 'Tom Hanks'; Tom DiCillo's Double Whammy (2001) with 'Denis Leary' and 'Elizabeth Hurley'; and the independent film Searching for Paradise (2002). Other film credits include A Texas Funeral (1999), Getting to Know You (1999), The Broken Giant (1998), Cold Around the Heart (1997), Naked in New York (1993), The Confession (1999), and Mr 3000 (2004). He recently could be seen in The Perfect Man (2005) opposite 'Hilary Duff' and 'Heather Locklear'.
Noth is reprising his role as Detective Mike Logan on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). He originated this character during the first five seasons of Law & Order (1990). Noth received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as Mr. Big on HBO's Sex and the City (1998). He recently starred in and was executive producer of the TNT Original film Bad Apple (2004), and starred as Roman general Pompey in the TNT epic miniseries Julius Caesar (2002), opposite 'Christopher Walken' and 'Richard Harris'. Noth's other television movies include Exiled (1998) in which he again played Detective Mike Logan, TNT's Rough Riders (1997), and Abducted: A Father's Love (1996).
Noth recently received rave reviews as Teach in American Buffalo at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. He enjoyed a successful Broadway run of the revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, starring opposite 'Charles Durning' and 'Michael Learned'. His most recent New York performance was Christopher Shinn's What Didn't Happen at Playwright's Horizons. He has also performed at the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut; New York's Manhattan Theatre Club, Circle Rep, La Mama, and Roundabout Theater; the Seattle Repertory Theater; and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
- Attended Vermont's Marlboro College before going to the Yale School of Drama.
- Was the last original cast member of _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv) to leave the series. Although 'Steven Hill (I)' (qv) (District Attorney Adam Schiff) is often touted as an original cast member, he did not appear in the series until after its first episode.
- Became more well-known as 'Sarah Jessica Parker' (qv)'s on-again, off-again romancer Mr. Big in the TV cable hit _"Sex and the City" (1998)_ (qv), after becoming a heart-throb playing Detective Mike Logan in _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv).
- Is incorrectly believed to be purely Irish-American, like his character "Mike Logan" on _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv).
- Has been confirmed that he will return as detective Mike Logan in a guest appearance on _"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001)_ (qv) in January, 2005. He last appeared as Mike Logan in the TV movie, _Exiled (1998) (TV)_ (qv) in 1998.
- His father, Charles Noth, was an insurance salesman.
- His father's name, Noth, originates from the Strasbourg region of eastern France on the border of Germany--now called Alsace-Lorraine, where the name is properly pronounced "note." In his case, however, it rhymes with "both.".
- He spent three years as an undergraduate at Marlboro College in southern Vermont.