Jun. 26th, 1970
Winnetka, Illinois, USA
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Chris O' Donnell (born June 26th, 1970). He is the youngest child in his family with four sisters and two brothers. He first started modeling at the age of thirteen and continued until the age of sixteen, when he appeared in commercials. When he was seventeen, he was preparing to stop acting and modeling, but was asked to audition for what would be his first film, Men Don't Leave (1990). He didn't want to go to the audition, but his mother bribed him by saying she would buy him a new car if he went and he duly got the role.
Ever since that moment in his life, Chris has appeared in some major motion pictures including Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Scent of a Woman (1992), Mad Love (1995) and Vertical Limit (2000). He is currently working on Kinsey (2004), which should appear in theaters in the year 2004.
Chris took time off from acting to spend time with his wife, Caroline, son, Chris Jr., and his daughter Lilly. He also spent two months in New York performing in Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck.
- Began modeling after his sister Sally talked to a talent agent into seeing him.
- Born the seventh child.
- Won the part of Robin over several other actors, who included (according to 'Joel Schumacher' (qv)) 'Alan Cumming' (qv), 'Toby Stephens' (qv), 'Jude Law' (qv), 'Ewan McGregor' (qv) and, most notably, 'Christian Bale' (qv), who went on to play Batman. The second time he played the role, he acted opposite 'Uma Thurman' (qv), whose ex-husband 'Gary Oldman' (qv) went on to play Commissioner Gordon.
- (2000) Participated in a golf event and raised $500,000 for the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
- Fourth actor to play Robin/Dick Grayson.
- Attended Boston College.
- Attended Loyola Academy (Chicago) and UCLA. Graduated from Boston College in 1995 with a BA in marketing.
- He got his start in a McDonald's commercial.