Patrick Wilson Biography
Patrick Joseph Wilson is a Tony-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American theater and film actor- singer.
Wilson was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Mary K. Wilson, a voice teacher and professional singer, and John Wilson, who works as news anchor for FOX affiliate WTVT in Tampa, Florida. John Wilson was the news anchor at WAVY TV in Portsmouth, Virginia at the time of Patrick's birth. Wilson's brother, Mark, also works at WTVT in Tampa as a news anchor and reporter. His other brother, Paul, runs a successful media relations/advertising company in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
Wilson graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
On 18 June 2005, Wilson married Polish-American actress Dagmara Dominczyk, also a Carnegie Mellon graduate. (He graduated in 1995 with a drama degree; she graduated in 1998.) They have one child, Kalin Patrick (b. 23 June 2006), and are expecting their second in summer 2009.
Wilson won critical acclaim for his performance in the 2003 drama HBO mini-series Angels in America. He received both a Golden Globe nomination and an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He played Joe Pitt, a Mormon, Republican and sexually confused lawyer.
Next he appeared in The Alamo in 2004. In the same year, he appeared in The Phantom of the Opera. He starred alongside Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum. The sections below outline his theater, movie, television and audio work. In 2006, he appeared in Running With Scissors as Michael Shephard. In 2008, he appeared in Lakeview Terrace as Chris Mattson with Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Jay Hernandez.
Wilson plays Nite Owl II in the 2009 film adaptation of the graphic novel Watchmen. For this role he had to gain 25 pounds of pure body fat after filming flashback scenes as the slimmer Nite Owl II.