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Aidan Quinn (born March 8, 1959 Rockford, Illinois, USA) is an Irish-American actor. March 8 poster from Portugal March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rockford is the name of several places in the United States of America: Rockford, Alabama Rockford, Illinois Rockford, Iowa Rockford, Michigan Rockford, Minnesota Rockford Township, Minnesota Rockford, Ohio Rockford, Tennessee Rockford, Washington Rockford is also the name used by Mastertronic/Arcadia Systems for their licensed versions of the computer game... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Aidan Quinn was born in Rockford to devoutly Catholic, but rather itinerant parents, who raised him in Belfast, Dublin, Offaly, and other places on the island of Ireland. His father was a professor in literature and his mother a homemaker; he has an older brother, Declan Quinn, who is a noted cinematographer. Aidan Quinn got his start in the Chicago theatre at age 19. His first significant film role was in Reckless (1984), followed by a breakthrough role in Desperately Seeking Susan as the character "Dez" (the love interest of the character played by Rosanna Arquette). Quinn next starred in the controversial TV movie An Early Frost, about a young lawyer dying of AIDS (it was broadcast on NBC on November 11, 1985) and co-starred such luminaries as Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara and the late but not forgotten Sylvia Sidney. Rockford is the name of several places in the United States of America: Rockford, Alabama Rockford, Illinois Rockford, Iowa Rockford, Michigan Rockford, Minnesota Rockford Township, Minnesota Rockford, Ohio Rockford, Tennessee Rockford, Washington Rockford is also the name used by Mastertronic/Arcadia Systems for their licensed versions of the computer game... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom. ... Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. ... County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fhailí) is a county in Leinster, Ireland, bordered by seven other counties: Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath, Meath, Kildare, Laois, and Tipperary. ... Declan Quinn was born in Chicago, Illinois circa 1957, and raised in Ireland by his Irish parents; he is a brother of the actor Aidan Quinn. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Desperately Seeking Susan is a 1985 film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna. ... Rosanna Arquette at Cannes in (2002) Rosanna Lauren Arquette (born August 10, 1959) is an American actress and director. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... An Early Frost was the first major film to deal with the topic of HIV/AIDS. It was first broadcast on NBC on November 11, 1985. ... Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (or acronym AIDS or Aids), is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... For other uses, see NBC (disambiguation). ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Gena Rowlands (born June 19, 1930) is an American actress. ... The Killing of a Chinese Bookie DVD cover featuring Gazzara Ben Gazzara (born Biagio Anthony Gazzara on August 28, 1930, in New York City), is an actor in television and motion pictures. ... Sylvia Sidney (August 8, 1910 - July 1, 1999) was an American actress. ...


Quinn lost a major role when Paramount Pictures dropped the controversial Martin Scorsese movie The Last Temptation of Christ. When Universal Pictures picked up the film, the role went to Willem Dafoe. The Paramount Pictures logo used since 2003. ... Martin Scorsese at Cannes in 2002 Martin Scorsese (born November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York, USA) is an American film director. ... The Last Temptation of Christ is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in December 1960. ... Universal Studios Theme Parks. ... Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is a versatile American actor. ...


Since then, Quinn's roles have been mainly supporting roles in major studio films and leading roles in independent films, including appearances in The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Benny & Joon (1993), Michael Collins (1996), Practical Magic (1998) and Song For a Raggy Boy (2003). Quinn is married to the actress Elizabeth Bracco, sister of actress Lorraine Bracco. Cover of The Handmaids Tale The Handmaids Tale is a 1985 dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1990. ... Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy about how two misfits, Sam (Johnny Depp) and Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), find and fall in love with one another. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1993. ... Michael Collins is a semi-fictitious film made in 1996 about Michael Collins, the Irish patriot and revolutionary who died in the Irish civil war. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... Practical Magic was a 1998 film in which Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman star as witches who carry on a family legacy of witchcraft and tragedy. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1998. ... Song For a Raggy Boy is a 2003 film directed by Aisling Walsh. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Lorraine Bracco (born October 2, 1954) is an American actress who is most known for her role as Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos. ...


Quinn was nominated in 1986 for an Emmy Award for lead actor in a miniseries or special for his performance in An Early Frost, but he lost to Dustin Hoffman, who won the award for his performance in Death of a Salesman. Quinn later recalled in an interview that he felt relief when he lost, because he had stage fright that night and thought there would be many more nominations in his future, an assumption that did not prove accurate. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Dustin Hoffman Hoffman with Ben Stiller in 2004s Meet the Fockers. ... Cover to the Penguin Group book. ...


In 2006, Quinn starred in the short lived drama The Book of Daniel which ran for 3 weeks on NBC (before being cancelled). The Book of Daniel was a television series broadcast on NBC. The network promoted it as a serious drama about Christians and the Christian faith. ...


Selected Filmography

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Aidan Quinn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (380 words)
Aidan Quinn was born in Rockford to devoutly Catholic, but rather itinerant parents, who raised him in Belfast, Dublin, Offaly, and other places on the island of Ireland.
Quinn is married to the actress Elizabeth Bracco, sister of actress Lorraine Bracco.
Quinn was nominated in 1986 for an Emmy Award for lead actor in a miniseries or special for his performance in An Early Frost, but he lost to Dustin Hoffman, who won the award for his performance in Death of a Salesman.
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