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David Strathairn

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David Strathairn
David Russell Strathairn

(1949-01-26) January 26, 1949 (age 75)
Occupation(s)Actor, entertainer
Years active1980–present
Known forEdward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck,
William H. Seward in Lincoln
SpouseLogan Goodman (1980–present)
AwardsEmmy Award for Best Supporting Actor (2010)

David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an American actor and entertainer. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 for his role as Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck. He is also known for his role as Secretary of State William H. Seward in the 2012 movie Lincoln. He won an Emmy Award in 2010.

Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California.[1] His grandparents were Scottish. He studied at Redwood High School, at Williams College, and he studied to become a clown at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Strathairn has been married to Logan Goodman since 1980. They have two children. He now lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.


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  1. David Strathairn (1949-) Film Reference bio. Filmreference.com. Retrieved on July 10, 2011.

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