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James Marsden



A native of Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he was born on September 18, 1973, Marsden grew up with a sister and two brothers. Following a short stint at Oklahoma State University, he dropped out of school to move to Los Angeles and pursue his interest in acting. Marsden's move led to work as a Versace model and to a brief role as the original Griffin on Fox's Party of Five (the part would later be taken over by Jeremy London), as well as brief stints on a variety of other TV series.

Marsden's growing fan base got another boost when he was cast alongside Katie Holmes and Nick Stahl in David Nutter's Disturbing Behavior; despite the film's lackluster performance, in part abetted by an overabundance of teen horror films, Marsden was able to nab the plum role of Cyclops in Singer's X-Men. One of the most highly anticipated films of 2000, it allowed the actor to work alongside the likes of Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin, and Famke Janssen. Marsden's rising popularity was reflected in his busy schedule the following year; among his projects was Sugar and Spice, a black comedy that cast him opposite fellow up-and-comer Mena Suvari. In 2003 Marsden would once again appear as Cyclops in the big-budget X-Men sequel, X2. Marsden continued to work steadily insuch films as The Notebook and Heights before returning for trhe third installment of the X-Men franchise. Although he appeared again as Cyclops, he in fact scored more screen time in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns playing Lois Lane's husband who must contend with the fact that his wife is in love with the man of steel. He also played opposite Amy Adams in Enchanted a romantic fable that combined live-action with animation. Marsden would go on to enjoy a growing leading-man status, appearing in movies like The Box, Death at a Funeral, and a remake of Straw Dogs. Marsden would also appear in a memorable arc on 30 Rock.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Henchmen
  • Actor
2016
36% Into The Grizzly Maze
  • Rowan
2015
48% The D Train
  • Oliver Lawless
2015
73% Welcome to Me
  • Rich
2015
6% Accidental Love
  • Scott
2015
11% Unfinished Business
  • Jim Spinch
2015
14% The Loft
  • Chris Vanowen
2015
No Score Yet
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The Best of Me: Tears of Joy Edition
  • Actor
2015
8% The Best Of Me
  • Dawson
2014
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Prince Ishitsukuri
2014
12% Walk Of Shame
  • Gordon
2014
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Jack Lime
2013
71% Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • John F. Kennedy
2013
64% 2 Guns
  • Quince
2013
14% As Cool As I Am
  • Chuck
2013
33% Small Apartments
  • Brendan
2013
57% Bachelorette
  • Trevor
2012
86% Robot & Frank
  • Hunter
2012
40% Straw Dogs
  • David Sumner
2011
25% Hop
  • Fred O'Hare
2011
14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Diggs
2010
41% Death at a Funeral
  • Oscar
2010
No Score Yet Conan: Red Nails
  • Actor
2010
45% The Box
  • Arthur Lewis
2009
45% Sex Drive
  • Rex
2008
41% 27 Dresses
  • Kevin
2008
93% Enchanted
  • Prince Edward
2007
91% Hairspray
  • Corny Collins
2007
19% 10th & Wolf
  • Tommy
2006
76% Superman Returns
  • Richard White
2006
58% X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Scott Summers/Cyclops
2006
57% Lies & Alibis
  • Wendell Hatch
2006
64% Heights
  • Jonathan
2005
No Score Yet Alibi
  • Actor
2005
52% The Notebook
  • Lon Hammond
2004
21% The 24th Day
  • Dan
2004
86% X2: X-Men United
  • Cyclops
2003
80% Interstate 60
  • Neal Oliver
2002
64% Zoolander
  • John Wilkes Booth
2001
28% Sugar & Spice
  • Jack Bartlett
2001
81% X-Men
  • Cyclops
2000
35% Disturbing Behavior
  • Steve Clark
1998
No Score Yet Campfire Tales
  • Eddie
1998
No Score Yet Bella Mafia
  • Luka
1997
No Score Yet On the Edge of Innocence
  • Jake Walker
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Glenn Foy
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
89% Westworld
2015-2016
  • Teddy Flood
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
78% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Barry
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Criss
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Running Wild With Bear Grylls
2014
  • Appearing

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