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Encyclopedia > Chris O'Donnell
Chris O'Donnell
Birth name Christopher Eugene O'Donnell
Born June 26, 1970 (1970-06-26) (age 37)
Flag of United States Winnetka, Illinois
Spouse(s) Caroline Fentress (1997 - present) 5 children

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Biography

Early life

O'Donnell, the youngest of seven children (with four sisters and two brothers), was born in Winnetka, Illinois to Julie, a realtor, and William O'Donnell, Sr., a radio manager.[1] O'Donnell's parents are Irish American and Catholic,[2] and he attended Catholic schools, including Loyola Academy in Willmette, Illinois for high school, graduating in 1988. O'Donnell attended Boston College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in marketing. He subsequently attended law school at UCLA but did not graduate. Incorporated Village in 1869. ... Realtor is a U.S. registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and subscribes to its Code of Ethics. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... For other uses, see Loyola Academy (disambiguation). ... WJHS: Avoid if possible Suburb of Chicago situated on the North shore. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


From the ages of thirteen to sixteen, O'Donnell began modeling, and was featured in several commercials.


Career

O'Donnell was discovered when he was cast in a McDonald's commercial, in which he served Michael Jordan. His first television role was an appearance on the series Jack and Mike in 1986. At the age of seventeen, he was offered a chance to audition for a part in the movie Men Don’t Leave, with Jessica Lange, and he won the role. In the early 1990s, O'Donnell was a featured player in many successful movies such as Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and Scent of a Woman (1992) with Al Pacino. He was named one of the twelve Promising New Actors of 1992 in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 44. McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the name of a novel by Fannie Flagg. ... Scent of a Woman is a 1992 film which tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible blind, medically retired Army officer. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, AFI, Bafta, Emmy Award, and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor who played such iconic roles as Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy and Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface. ...


After the success of Circle of Friends (1995), O'Donnell was chosen over Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of Robin in the hugely successful Batman Forever. The role of Robin was one of the most sought-after roles at that time. O'Donnell was part of a field that included DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Christian Bale (who went on to play the Dark Knight himself in Batman Begins), Jude Law, Ewan MacGregor, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Tobey Stephens, and Scott Speedman. Producers narrowed their choices to DiCaprio and O'Donnell. At a comic book convention, they asked a group of eleven year-old boys, the target audience, attending which actor could beat the other in a fistfight. When the boys overwhelmingly declared O'Donnell the winner, he was ultimately given the role. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor well known for roles in blockbuster movies like Titanic (1997) and The Aviator (2004), and was famed for his far reaching global celebrity influence dubbed as Leo-Mania in the late 1990s. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Christian Charles Philip Bale (also known professionally as Christian Morgan Bale; born 30 January 1974) is a Welsh-born, English[2][3] method actor who is known for his roles in the films American Psycho, Equilibrium, Batman Begins and The Prestige, among others. ... Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... David Jude Heyworth Law (born December 29, 1972) is an Academy Award-nominated English actor. ... Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor (born March 31, 1971 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, UK) is a Scottish film actor who has had significant success in both mainstream and art house movies. ... Corey Ian Haim (born December 23, 1971) is a Canadian actor, best known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. ... Corey Scott Feldman (born July 16, 1971) is an American film and television actor. ... Actor Scott Speedman in Underworld: Evolution Scott Speedman (born September 1, 1975) is an English-born Canadian actor. ...


O'Donnell followed that film with an appearance in the 1996 film The Chamber, based on the John Grisham novel, which was a good success at the box office. He subsequently appeared in the Batman sequel, Batman & Robin, in 1997. Critically panned, the movie turned out to be one of the largest box office failures in history. He was considered for the lead role in Spider-Man, when the project was in development with James Cameron directing in 1996. Tobey Maguire was ultimately cast. Time is running out. ... John Ray Grisham Jr. ... Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... Spider-Man is a 2002 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a three-time Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... Tobias Vincent Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is an American actor. ...


O'Donnell did not appear in another movie for two years. His next appearance was in the Robert Altman film Cookie's Fortune, as part of the ensemble. His more mainstream comeback films The Bachelor (1999) and Vertical Limit (2000) were only moderately successful. Following Vertical Limit, a four-year hiatus led many to believe he had met the same career fate of his Batman & Robin co-star Alicia Silverstone. However, in 2004, he appeared in the widely praised Kinsey. Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. ... The Bachelor is a romantic movie directed by Gary Sinyor. ... Vertical Limit (2000) is an action movie/thriller directed by New Zealander Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, No Escape) starring, among others, Chris ODonnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn. ... Vertical Limit (2000) is an action movie/thriller directed by New Zealander Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, No Escape) starring, among others, Chris ODonnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn. ... Alicia Silverstone, (born October 4, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Kinsey film poster Kinsey is a 2004 semi-biographical film written and directed by Bill Condon. ...


O'Donnell took a lead role in the Fox Network television series Head Cases in 2005. The show was the first show of the fall 2005 season to be cancelled, and only two episodes were aired. He was subsequently cast as veterinarian Finn Dandridge on the popular ABC drama Grey's Anatomy. O'Donnell appeared in the last six episodes of the 2005-2006 season, and has made additional appearances in the 2006-2007 season. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Head Cases was an American primetime dramedy television program, best known as the first show cancelled for the 2005-2006 season. ... Look up veterinarian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Finn Dandridge is the name of a fictional character on the ABC television series Greys Anatomy. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article is about the television series. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Personal life

In December of 1996, O’Donnell proposed to his girlfriend Caroline Fentress, an elementary school teacher. He met her while in college; Fentress had a brother who was O'Donnell's roommate. A photo of O'Donnell and his bride appeared on the cover of People (magazine). They married on April 19, 1997. ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ...


The couple have four children. Their daughter Lilly Ann was born September 1999 in New Zealand; their son Christopher Eugene "Chip" Jr., was born October 24, 2000[3]; and son Charles McHugh "Charlie" was born July 11, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.[4] Their fourth child, a boy named Finley, was born on March 24, 2006 in Los Angeles.[5][6] On August 1, 2007, O'Donnell, while promoting his new mini series The Company on NBC's Today Show, announced the couple are expecting their fifth child.[7] October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


O'Donnell is an avid golfer. He participated in a golf outing to help raise money for the Motion Picture and Television Fund in which they raised $500,000 in the year 2000.


His parents own a beach house in Michigan so every summer his family stays there for a week.


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Cock & Bull
The Company Jack McCauliffe
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Finn Dandridge TV series
2005 Head Cases Jason Payne TV series
The Sisters David Turzin
2004 Kinsey Wardell Pomeroy
2003 The Practice Brad Stanfield TV series
2002 29 Palms The Hitman
2000 Vertical Limit Peter Garrett
1999 The Bachelor Jimmie Shannon
Cookie's Fortune Jason Brown
1997 Batman & Robin Robin/Richard "Dick" Grayson
1996 In Love and War Ernest 'Ernie' Hemingway
The Chamber Adam Hall
1995 Batman Forever Robin/Richard "Dick" Grayson
Mad Love Matt Leland
Circle of Friends Jack Foley
1994 Blue Sky Glenn Johnson
1993 The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan
1992 Scent of a Woman Charlie Simms
School Ties Chris Reece
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes Buddy Threadgoode
1990 Men Don't Leave Chris Macauley

2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and three film franchises from that year, which again appear this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, and Oceans Thirteen, and in... Cock & Bull is the story of a woman who is trapped in an unhappy marriage to an alcoholic husband, who transforms into a man. ... This article is about the television series. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Head Cases was an American primetime dramedy television program, best known as the first show cancelled for the 2005-2006 season. ... The Sisters is a 2005 film starring Mario Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson, Erika Christensen, Alessandro Nivola, Rip Torn, Eric McCormack, Steven Culp, Tony Goldwyn and Chris ODonnell. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Kinsey film poster Kinsey is a 2004 semi-biographical film written and directed by Bill Condon. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... The Practice was an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston, Massachusetts law firm. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... (Redirected from 29 Palms) Twentynine Palms is a city located in San Bernardino County, California. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... Vertical Limit (2000) is an action movie/thriller directed by New Zealander Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, No Escape) starring, among others, Chris ODonnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... The Bachelor is a 1999 movie starring Chris ODonnell. ... Cookies Fortune is a 1999 comedy film directed by Robert Altman and starring an ensemble cast, including Patricia Neal, Charles Dutton, Julianne Moore, Glenn Close, Liv Tyler and Chris ODonnell. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Batman and Robin, see Batman and Robin (serial). ... Dick Grayson is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... In Love and War is a 1996 romance drama film starring Mackenzie Austin, Chris ODonnell, Sandra Bullock and Margot Steinberg. ... Time is running out. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Batman Forever is a 1995 superhero film. ... Dick Grayson is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Mad Love Is a 1995 movie starring Drew Barrymore, Chris ODonnell and Matthew Lillard. ... The 1990 novel Circle of Friends was written by Maeve Binchy. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... Blue Sky is a 1994 film which tells the story of a soldier whose outspokenness and his wifes mental difficulties have made him a pariah to the army. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... [[--69. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Scent of a Woman is a 1992 film which tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible blind, medically retired Army officer. ... School Ties was a 1992 film directed by Robert Mandel that launched the acting careers of Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Chris ODonnell. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ...

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