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Beau Bridges      

Award-Winning Actor; "The Descendants"

Part of a preeminent Hollywood acting dynasty, Beau Bridges is the son of Lloyd Bridges and the brother to another Hollywood actor, Jeff Bridges. He started his career at a young age and has worked virtually non-stop in his profession ever since.

Bridges has appeared on more than 80 television shows, ranging from "The Fugitive" to an "Amazing Stories" episode, directed by Clint Eastwood, to "Sea Hunt" with his father, Lloyd Bridges. He also starred with his father and son Dylan in "The Sand Kings," the debut episode of the Showtime series, "Outer Limits." For his performance, Bridges received Emmy and Cable Ace nominations for Best Actor.

He made his feature film debut in "The Red Pony." In 1967 Bridges played his first adult role in Larry Peerces feature film, "The Incident." Throughout his career, Bridges has demonstrated enviable range. He played an athletic coach in "Childs Play," the boyfriend of an ill-fated skiing champion in "The Other Side of the Mountain" and Sally Fields husband in the powerful "Norma Rae."

Bridges has also been successful playing the off-screen role of director for "Wild Pair" and "Seven Hours to Judgment. In 1994, he directed both his father, Lloyd Bridges, and his son, Jordan, in "Secret Sins of the Father." His after-school special "Don't Touch" was nominated for an Emmy.

Beau Bridges starred as General Hank Landry in the hit drama series Stargate SG1 for the SCI-FI channel, and in November 2005, he guest-starred as Carl Hickey, the father of the title character in the hit NBC comedy "My Name Is Earl." Bridges's character became recurring. Bridges received a 2007 Emmy Award nomination for his performance.

In 2008, Bridges co-starred in the motion picture "Max Payne," based on the video game character. The film also starred Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. On February 8, 2009, Cynthia Nixon, Blair Underwood, and Bridges won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for their recording of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." Bridges also guest-starred as Eli Scruggs on the 100th episode of Desperate Housewives and received an Emmy Award nomination for his performance.

In 2011 he guest-starred as an old boyfriend of matriarch Nora Walker in "Brothers and Sisters" and as an attorney, estranged from his son Jared Franklin in "Franklin & Bash."

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