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James Spader ACTOR




JAMES SPADER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

James Spader was born on February 7th, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts with the middle name Todd, born to Todd and Jean Spader, who both worked as teachers.  He attended high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, but dropped out in the eleventh grade and studied acting at the Michael Chekhov School in New York City..
 
He began pursuing a career as an actor and to support himself while looking for acting jobs he taught yoga and worked in the restaurant business.
 
His first major film role was in 1981 in, "Endless Love" followed by a role in, "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" (1989), which earned him the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.  Other more successful film roles succeeded such as, "The New Kids" (1985), "Pretty in Pink" (1986), "Mannequin" (1987), "White Palace" (1990), "Crash" (1996), "2 Days in the Valley" (1996), "Keys to Tulsa" (1996) and "Critical Care" (1997).

In addition to his work in film he is most well known for his role as attorney Alan Shore on the television series, "The Practice" (1997).  Other television credits include, "The Family Tree", "Frasier", "Boston Legal" (2004) and "The Office" (2011-2012). 
 
He has also performed in the production, "Race" on Broadway which ran for 297 performances.  

James Spader has married once to Victoria Spader in 1987 and they have two children together and remained married until 2004.  He is currently engaged to Leslie Stefanson and they have one child together.  
 
 
Filmography 


2013   By Virtue Fall

2012   Lincoln 

2011-2012  The Office 
 
2009   Shorts

2004-2008  Boston Legal

2004   Shadow of Fear
 
2003-2004  The Practice 

2003   Alien Hunter

2003   I Witness
 
2003   The Pentagon Papers

2002   The Stickup

2002   Secretary
 
2001   Speaking of Sex 

2000   Slow Burn 

2000   The Watcher 
 
2000   Supernova 

1998   It All Came True 

1997   Seinfeld
 
1997   Critical Care

1997   Driftwood

1996   Keys to Tulsa 
 
1996   2 Days in the Valley

1996   Crash

1994   Stargate 
 
1994   Frasier 

1994   Wolf

1993   Dream Lover
 
1993   The Music of Chance 

1992   Bob Roberts

1992   Storyville 
 
1991   True Colors 

1990   White Palace 

1990   Bad Influence 
 
1989   The Rachel Papers

1989   Sex, Lies, and Videotape

1988   Jack's Back 
 
1988   Greasy Lake

1987   Wall Street 

1987   Less Than Zero
 
1987   Baby Boom

1987   Mannequin

1986   Pretty in Pink 
 
1985   Starcrossed 

1985   The New Kids

1985   Tuff Turf 
 
1984   Family Secrets 

1983   The Family Tree

1983   A Killer in the Family 
 
1983   Diner 

1983   Cocaine: One Man's Seduction

1981   Endless Love
 
1978   Team-Mates   







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