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Nick Offerman          

Actor, Writer and Carpenter; Best Known for his Breakout Role as Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation"

Nick Offerman grew up in Minooka, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993. That year, he and a group of fellow students co-founded the Defiant Theatre, a Chicago-based theatre company.

Offerman lived in Chicago in the mid-1990s, where he participated with theatre companies such as Steppenwolf, Goodman, and Wisdom Bridge. At Steppenwolf, he also worked as a fight choreographer and master carpenter. During this time, Offerman became acquainted with Amy Poehler, who was heavily involved with the Chicago improv comedy scene.

Offerman has appeared in films such as "November" (2004), "Cursed" (2005), "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" (2005), "Sin City" (2005), and "The Men Who Stare at Goats" (2009).

He has been married since 2003 to "Will & Grace" actress Megan Mullally.

Offerman can be currently seen on the TV series "Parks and Recreation" on NBC as Ron Swanson, a meat-loving, wood-working, libertarian and director of the parks and recreation department of Pawnee.

Prior to this, his most prominent role was as Randy McGee on "George Lopez." He was one of the workers in the factory and the love interest of Benny Lopez. He has also appeared on shows like "Will & Grace," "The King of Queens," "Deadwood," "Gilmore Girls" and "Monk." Additionally, Offerman had roles in the 2012 films "21 Jump Street" as Captain Hardy and "Casa de Mi Padre" as DEA Agent Parker.

In 2007, Offerman co-starred in the Comedy Central series "American Body Shop." In 2009, "Office" producers Michael Schur and Greg Daniels offered Offerman a regular supporting role in their NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation." Offerman accepted the role of Ron Swanson, the deadpan, government-hating head of a parks department and boss of Leslie Knope, the protagonist played by Offerman's old acquaintance, Amy Poehler. Slate magazine declared Offerman "Parks and Recreation's secret weapon," and said he regularly stole scenes and "has a gift for understated physical comedy."


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University of Illinois Announces Nick Offerman Will Be 2017 Commencement Speaker

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