Mar. 15th, 1968
Sean Bridgers' Main TV Roles
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Bridgers was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1968 to his mother and father, Ben and Sue Ellen Bridgers. Ben Bridgers, was the tribal attorney for the Cherokee Indian tribe and published a memoir and books of poetry. Sue Ellen Bridgers is a novelist with 7 published novels Sean Bridgers graduated from St. Andrew's-Sewanee School and Western Carolina University. In interviews Bridgers has mentioned that as a screenwriter he is influenced by his favorite author Mark Twain and developed an interest in acting after seeing Robert Duvall in Tender Mercies when he was 14 years old. As a result of admiring Duvall's performance, Bridgers started watching everything by Tender Mercies screenwriter Horton Foote, and Duvall and Foote became his biggest creative influences. His son Jackson Bridgers has acted in roles on Justified and Deadwood, as well as his daughter Kate Bridgers, who starred in Bridgers' 2012 short, The Birthday Present.
- Son is 'Jackson Bridgers' (qv).