Justin Theroux is a multi-talented American film producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian with over 60 acting credits to his name. He was born on August 10, 1971.
His creative talents have enriched many successful films such as Mulholland Drive, American Psycho, and I Shot Andy Warhol in which he made his acting debut.
Justin earned his B.A. in visual arts and drama from Bennington College in Vermont in 1993.
There seems to be no stage, movie, or TV genre into which Justin cannot easily adapt and excel. He has acted in both on and off-Broadway productions. He has demonstrated his flair for comedy in films such as Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Broken Hearts Club, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
His collaboration with David Lynch resulted in acting roles in the movies Inland Empire and Mulholland Drive.
Justin Theroux has portrayed diverse characters in many popular TV series including New York Undercover, Sex and the City, The District, Six Feet Under, and The Leftovers.
Justin won Best Actor for his performance in the HBO series The Leftovers from the Online Film and Television Association in 2017.
Justin effortlessly transitioned from the drama of The Leftovers to the completely different character of scientist Dr. James Mantleray in Netflix’s TV mini-series Maniac.
Justin Theroux comes from a heritage of writing talent. His mother, Phyllis Theroux, is an author and essayist. His uncles are travel writer Paul Theroux and novelist Alexander Theroux. His cousins Marcel and Louis Theroux are documentary filmmakers and journalists.
Justin Theroux has writing credits on Iron Man 2, Rock of Ages and Zoolander 2.
In addition to writing credits on Tropic Thunder, he was also the executive producer. Justin was the executive producer on Dedication.
Justin Theroux’s talents flow easily into voice acting. He narrated the 2002 Australian short film Peel as well as the American animated short film The Master in 2016. In the film Megamind in 2010, Justin was a voice actor and also served as a creative consultant. He continued voice acting in The Lego Ninjago Movie in 2017 and Bumblebee in 2018.
In addition to his contributions to the film industry, Justin Theroux is passionate in his concern for animals and loves to take his beloved rescue pitbull Kuma to fine restaurants such as Tommy Tardie’s Rare and Fine in midtown New York City.
He was recently honored at the fourth annual “Benefit to Save Them All” event held in New York City, hosted by the Best Friends Animal Society in April 2019.
Justin was presented with the “Save Them All” Spotlight Award which recognizes public figures who use their celebrity to raise awareness for animal welfare. The goal of Best Friends Animal Society is to attain a no-kill status for animal shelters across the country.
Justin Theroux’s abundant talents have become richer over the years as he continues to deliver satisfying viewing experiences to tv and movie audiences. To his coworkers in the film industry, he has become trusted for his loyalty, positive attitude, and excellent results.
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