Oliver Platt was born on January 12, 1960. He is born in Windsor, Ontario in Canada. He is born to Sheila Maynard and Nicholas Platt. They are Americans. His mother worked in Islamabad in a clinic as a social worker. His father was a U.S ambassador to Pakistan, Philippines and Zambia. His older brother Adam Platt is a New York Magazine restaurant critic. His younger brother is Nicholas Platt. He is a publishing executive. Oliver is an American actor born in Canada. He is the great-grandson of Charles A. Platt.
He was an artist. He is also the great-great-grandson of Joseph Hodge Choate and Robert Shaw Oliver. They were lawyer and general each. Oliver spent his young age in Asia, The Middle East and Washington due to his father’s job. Platt to 12 various schools in his lifetime. He graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with major in Drama. He met
, and they became friends. he worked in Boston in a Theatre for three months. He worked in Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre. He made onstage performances with companies like New York Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theatre and much more. At his cousin’s Christmas party, he met
. Murray introduced Platt to Jonathan Demme. In 1988, Platt starred in Married to the Mob directed by Demme. Performing in the Punch Line Theatre is considered as a turning point in Platt’s Career. On September 12, 1992, Platt got married to Camilla Campbell Bonsal.
The couple has three children. Lily was born in 1995; George was born in 1997, and Claire was born in 1999. Platt’s family does not go along with him during shooting. So he has free air tickets to fly home. He worked in Working Girl, Flatliners. He also worked in Beethoven,
The Three Musketeers
and Bulworth from 1988 to 1998. He starred in Lake Placid as crocodile enthusiast in 1999. He first appeared on TV in the drama Deadline. For his role as White House Counsel Oliver Bash, he received Emmy nomination. His role as Russel Tupper in the TV series Huff got welcomed. He played the role of an adorable alcoholic, workaholic, drug addicted, sexaholic and womanizer. He got nominated for The Golden Globe and two Emmy awards.
He starred in the movie The Ice Harvest in 2005. He appeared Casanova as a Lard Merchant. He won the best supporting actor from New York Film Critics Online Award. He starred in Shining City in 2006. It was his Broadway debut. He got nominated for Best Performance by leading actor in Play for Tony Award. He appeared in the series The Bronx is burning as a Yankees owner. It got aired on ESPN. Platt starred in The Thick Of It in the Pilot episode. He appeared in Guys And Dolls As Nathan Detroit. He starred in movie 2012 as a White House Chief. In 2009 he starred in
as High Priest. He starred in X-Men: First Class. He appeared in
He starred in the film Chinese Zodiac. In the film Dorothy of Oz, he gave voice to Wiser the Owl. He is starring in an upcoming film The 9th Life of Louis Drax, which is a supernatural thriller. Oliver Platt is an active actor for almost a decade.