Georgann and Thomas Henry gave birth to Billy Crudup on 8th of July 1968 in Manhasset,
New York. They also have two other sons, Tommy and Brooks. Crudup spent most of his raising period in Texas and Florida. He went to St. Thomas High school in the year 1986 located in Florida. He admits that he was a clown to his entire class and used to try and act funny for his friends and family. Billy was a part of the Boys Scout at the time when he was in Texas. He took an undergraduate degree in Speech Communication from University of North Carolina. It was while his graduation that he confessed his new found love for acting. He went on to study further in Tisch School of Arts, New York University where he took a degree of Masters in Fine arts and joined a theater group named The Lab! Here.
He did his debut in Broadway with Arcadia which was much appreciated and received awards like Outstanding Newcomer Award and Theater Award. Crudup is extremely fond of playing Golf.
He dated Mary Louise Parker in 1996. They have a son named William Atticus Parker who was born on the 7th of January 2004. When Parker was seven months pregnant with William, Crudup and Parker broke up in 2003.
Billy then dated Claire Danes for four years before they broke up. He is among the Actors Centre’s Board of Directors in New York.
Billy makes huge money by ‘voice-acting’. He made appearances in movies like Mission Impossible III, Sleeper (1996) etc and has won 5 awards which includes Tony Award, Western Heritage Award, OFCS Award, NBR Award and Paris Film Festival. He has also received a nomination in the Tony Award for The Elephant Man which is a Broadway production and another nomination for The Pillowman.