Stephen Lang

 

Date Of Birth

July 11, 1952
 

Biography

After graduating with a degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, Stephen Lang began his acting career, initially focusing on Broadway in the 1980s. While he also kept busy with minor screen roles during the time -- notably a stint in the NBC series Crime Story -- he earned acclaim for his stage work, notably getting a Tony nomination in 1992. He has frequently collaborated with playwright Arthur Miller, and later penned his own plays.

Lang's film career first hit the spotlight in 1989, when his stint in the film Last Exit to Brooklyn got Oscar buzz. In 1993, he appeared in his next major role, as Ike Clanton in the Western flick Tombstone. Arguably his biggest role to date is in the James Cameron film Avatar, released in 2009. Lang has rarely appeared on TV: after a stint in the short-lived remake of The Fugitive in 2000, he signed up for a role in Fox's 2011 series Terra Nova.

Lang is married to costume designer Kristina Watson, with whom he has four children.
 

Place of Birth

New York, NY
 

Birth Name

Stephen Lang
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

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Awards

- Grace Award, Best Acting, 2004 (for Gods and Generals)
- Saturn Award, Best Supporting Actor, 2010 (for Avatar)
 

Filmography

FILM:
- Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
- Band of the Hand (1986)
- Manhunter (1986)
- Project X (1987)
- Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
- The Hard Way (1991)
- Another You (1991)
- Guilty as Sin (1993)
- Gettysburg (1993)
- Tombstone (1993)
- Tall Tale (1995)
- The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)
- The Money Shot (1996)
- An Occasional Hell (1996)
- Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
- Loose Women (1997)
- Niagara, Niagara (1997)
- Fire Down Below (1997)
- Story of a Bad Boy (1999)
- Trixie (2000)
- The Proposal (2001)
- D-Tox (2002)
- The I Inside (2004)
- The Treatment (2006)
- We Fight To Be Free (2006)
- Save Me (2007)
- From Mexico with Love (2009)
- Public Enemies (2009)
- Avatar (2009)
- Christina (2010)
- White Irish Drinkers (2010)
- Conan the Barbarian (2011)

TELEVISION:
- Crime Story (recurring, 1986-1988)
- The Fugitive (regular, 2000-2001)
- Terra Nova (regular, 2011-present)
 

Nickname

Steve
 

Height

5' 10 1/2"
 

Quotes

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