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Overview (3)

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Birth NamePatrick Joseph Wilson
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Patrick Joseph Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of Mary Kathryn (Burton), a voice teacher and professional singer, and John Franklin Wilson, a news anchor.

Wilson has a B.F.A. in Drama from Carnegie-Mellon University. His theater work has produced many nominations and awards. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for The Full Monty, a Drama League Award for "Fascinating Rhythm", a Drama Drama League Award for "Bright Lights, Big City", an Encores nomination for "Tenderloin". He had national tours in "Carousel" (Drama Logue Award winner and L.A. Ovation nomination) and "Miss Saigon". Regionally, he has appeared in "Sweet Bird of Youth" (La Jolla), "Cider House Rules" (Mark Taper Forum), "Romeo and Juliet: The Musical" (Ordway), "Lucky in the Rain" (Goodspeed), "Harmony" (La Jolla), and "The Full Monty" (Globe).

Patrick Wilson is married to actress Dagmara Dominczyk; the couple has two children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Dagmara Dominczyk (18 June 2005 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Often works with James Wan

Trivia (17)

Wilson is of English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German and Welsh ancestry. His father, John, and his brother, Mark, are both TV anchormen at WTVT in Tampa, Florida. His mother, Mary Kathryn (nee Burton), is a professional singer and voice teacher. Brother-in-law of Veronika Dominczyk and Marika Dominczyk (and the latter's husband, Scott Foley).
Wilson was awarded the Charles Willard Memorial Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Music Theatre while studying at Carnegie-Mellon. He graduated in 1995 with a BFA in drama. Wilson's college roommate, Matthew Stocke, was later his understudy in the stage musical "The Full Monty".
Was a soloist with the Mostly Pops Orchestra and Canton Symphony Orchestra.
He named his horse from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Frodo.
Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical: for The Full Monty in 2001 and for the role of Curly in Oklahoma in 2002.
Plays on the Broadway Show League baseball team.
Wilson has a tattoo of the letters KPW on his arm for the initials of his first son.
Before being cast in Watchmen (2009), he auditioned for roles in two other comic book-based movies, Fantastic Four (2005) and Daredevil (2003).
His wife, Dagmara Dominczyk, gave birth to their first son, Kalin Patrick Wilson on June 23, 2006, and to their second son, Kassian McCarrell Wilson, on August 9, 2009.
Stated that Tom Hanks was his inspiration for becoming an actor.
A New York Yankees fan, Wilson sang "God Bless America" a cappella during the seventh-inning stretch at Yankee Stadium during the 2010 playoffs.
Starring with John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, and Katie Holmes in Broadway's "All My Sons". [September 2008]
Is a New York Yankees fan.
He received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. He was also the Commencement Speaker at the 185th Commencement Exercise at Trinity College on May 22, 2011.
He was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Performance for "Carousel" in the Royal National Theatre production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Good friends with Vera Farmiga.
Has appeared in three different films based on DC Comics properties: He played Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl in Watchmen (2009) and the United States President in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and as Orm/Ocean Master in Aquaman (2018).

Personal Quotes (6)

[on his decision to move to New York] "Six years ago, when I moved, I said the only things I wanted to do was originate the lead in a show, and if it was a musical, then do the recording, and get nominated for a Tony. So now that I've done all that, I don't know what I'm going to do. Maybe I should dream higher."
[on his 2003 resolution] "To be in a movie or a play which doesn't require me to take off my clothes. Unless, of course, I don't get another job... In which case I'll be half-naked and whole-heartedly depressed for the rest of my career."
I would never abandon Broadway. I do want to expand my horizons and do more film work, but I'm interested in good roles, wherever they may be. I will always come back, even if I went to LA for a job. I refuse to acknowledge the gap between theater and film. I want to do both, on both coasts. So I will, unless I never get a job again, in which case I'll go back to my first career choice: chimney sweep.
[on his character Col. William Travis in The Alamo (2004)] "He's painted as this big, swashbuckling kind of hero, but Travis didn't consider himself a hero. For Travis, he always thought a leader was someone who puts on fancy clothes. He finally figures out who he is in his last days."
The two times I performed at the White House, for the Kennedy Center Honors, I was made fun of. The first time, in 2001, I wore a nice Gucci suit and tie, which cost more than my rent. And when I met President Bush, he said, 'Thanks for dressing up.' Everybody else was in a traditional tux. It was really funny. I totally got mocked by the President. Then the next year, I had on a black suit with a tuxedo shirt and a great light-blue straight tie. It was just a little different. But Colin Powell said, 'Hey, next time wear a bow tie.'
[on Hard Candy (2005)] I think it's a matter of taste. I don't like films that are all about gore and blood and stuff. But, this is a horror about humanity. That's really what scares me and what drew me to the project. It's scary because it's true. This sort of thing is happening every day.

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