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Danny Huston
Born May 14, 1962 (1962-05-14) (age 47)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor/Director
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Virginia Madsen (1989-1992)
Katie Jane Evans (2001-2008)

Danny Huston (born May 14, 1962) is an American actor and director.

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Life and career

Huston was born in Rome, Italy, the son of legendary director John Huston, the half-brother of actress Anjelica Huston and screenwriter Tony Huston, uncle of actor Jack Huston, step brother of Allegra Huston and the grandson of Academy Award-winning actor Walter Huston. His mother, Zoe Sallis, was an actress and author of Anglo-Iranian descent;[1] his parents never married.[2] Huston's second wife, Katie Jane Evans, to whom he had been married since 2002, leapt to her death from a California rooftop in October 2008.[3] It was publicised that their marriage had collapsed amid allegations that Evans was a drug and alcohol addict.[3] A divorce case was filed but was never seen through due to Evans's death.

His father John Huston produced Danny's first feature as a director, an adaptation of Thornton Wilder's last novel Theophilus North, called Mr. North. In 1995's Leaving Las Vegas, he moved in front of the camera and has since acted in over 20 films. He gave his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivansxtc. The Bernard Rose feature was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards in 2003, including Best Male Performance for Huston’s portrayal of Hollywood talent agent Ivan Beckman. Huston has worked nonstop as an actor ever since.

Soon after Ivansxtc, he worked on Martin Scorsese's The Aviator alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Alec Baldwin, for which the ensemble cast was nominated for a 2004 SAG Award. In 2006, Huston received the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Sandy Woodrow in Fernando Meirelles' The Constant Gardener. That same year, Huston starred in the critically acclaimed Australian western The Proposition alongside Guy Pearce and Emily Watson. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Huston also starred in the British independent features Alpha Male and Oliver Parker’s Fade to Black, in which he played Orson Welles alongside Christopher Walken and Paz Vega. He has collaborated several times with British directors Mike Figgis and Bernard Rose, most recently with Rose on The Kreutzer Sonata, which premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

His other film credits include Birth, Silver City, Marie Antoinette, The Number 23, The Kingdom, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and 30 Days of Night. He most recently portrayed Samuel Adams in the award-winning HBO miniseries John Adams. He also portrayed Colonel William Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a spin off of the original trilogy.

His 2009-10 roles include Boogie Woogie, The Laundry Warrior, the thriller Edge of Darkness, and the adventure films Clash of the Titans and Robin Hood. Recently, he has joined the cast of HBO's You Don't Know Jack to play the famous lawyer Geoffrey Fieger.

He lives in Los Angeles with his daughter Stella.

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