Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hoffman in October 2011
Born July 23, 1967
Fairport, New York, U.S.
Died February 2, 2014(2014-02-02) (aged 46)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1991–2014
Partner Mimi O'Donnell
(1999–2014, his death)
Children 3

Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 - February 2, 2014[1]) was an American actor.

Early life[change | edit source]

He was born in Fairport, New York. He had a brother, writer Gordy Hoffman (born 1964) and two sisters. Hoffman's mother was a Roman Catholic of Irish origin. His father was a Protestant of part-German origin. Hoffman studied at New York State Summer School of the Arts and at Tisch School of the Arts.

Career[change | edit source]

Hoffman first started acting in 1991 in an episode of Law & Order. His first movie role was as Matt in the 1992 movie Leap of Faith. He then acted in many movies. His performance as Truman Capote in Capote earned him an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. He also acted on television and in theater. His last movie was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and in The Most Wanted Man.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Hoffman lived in Manhattan with his partner Mimi O'Donnell. They were a couple from 1999 until his death. They had a son and two daughters together.[2]

Death[change | edit source]

On the afternoon of February 2, 2014, Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment, of an apparent drug overdose.[2][3]

Hoffman's funeral was held at St. Ignatius Loyola church, Manhattan, on February 7, 2014.[4]

Selected filmography[change | edit source]

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