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Justin Theroux      

Actor known for the film "Mulholland Dr." and the TV series "Six Feet Under" and "The Leftovers"

Justin Theroux was born in Washington, DC to a family filled with authors and journalists.

After graduating from Bennington College in Vermont with a double major in visual art and drama, Justin entered the British American Drama Academy performing in the plays "Much Ado About Nothing," "Twelfth Night" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Rather than immediately pursuing the theater once he moved to New York City, Justin painted for a living, specializing in murals and even billboards, ads, and t-shirts. He then became involved with the Theatre Workshop, Roundabout Theatre and Actor's Playhouse and first performed in the play "Hide Your Love Away" about the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. Soon he met his future friend Ben Stiller through "Three Sisters" fellow cast member Jeanne Tripplehorn.

Justin's first appearance in a film was in 1996 as Mark the Revolutionary in Mary Harron's "I Shot Andy Warhol"; he later appeared in her next film "American Psycho" in 2000 as the yuppie Wall Street friend of Patrick Bateman. He is also recognized as for his character Adam Kesher in David Lynch's "Mulholland Dr." He also appeared in "Wanderlust" where he met Jennifer Anniston.

Not only has he worked in theater and in film, but Justin had a reoccuring roles in TV's "The District," "Six Feet Under" and "Parks and Recreation." He has his first leading TV series role in HBO's "The Leftovers."

Growing up in the DC punk scene greatly influenced what he listens to: Crass, Gun Club, Minutemen, Black Flag, Minor Threat, Fugazi, the Velvet Underground, Joy Division and Husker Du, among others. More current bands that Justin listens to are the White Stripes, Deerhoof and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. From his musical tastes, nobody would guess that was actually him breakdancing as the Evil DJ in "Zoolander" -- Ben Stiller discovered his talent when he saw him breakdancing at his wedding.

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