Aidan Quinn is an Irish-American Actor. Born in Chicago, Aidan started his acting career on the Chicago stage and went on to play the title role in a modern day “Hamlet” directed by Robert Falls. In New York, he starred on Broadway in “A streetcar named Desire” and Off Broadway in Sam Shepherd’s “Fool for Love” and “Lie of the Mind”, “The Exonerated” and “Salome” Aidan also performed “The Exonorated” at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, and in Dublin and on London’s West End . He also starred at the Public Theater as Brutus in Richard Nelson’s “Conversation in Tusculum” Aidan’s television credits include the ground breaking AIDS drama “An early Frost” for which he was Emmy Nominated for Best Actor. “See you in my dreams” amongst many other TV movies, Aidan also is currently starring on CBS’s hit drama “Elementary” as Captain Gregson. He was also nominated for an Emmy in HBO’s “Bury my Heart and wounded Knee”.
Aidan has starred in over 50 feature films, among them “Desperately seeking Susan”, “Stakeout”, “The Playboys”, “Avalon”, “Benny and Joon”, “At Play at the Fields of the Lord”, “Legends of the Fall”, “Michael Collins”, “The Assignment” and “Songcatcher”. In Ireland, Aidan produced and starred in “This is my Father”, written and directed by his brother Paul and filmed by his brother Declan, an award winning cinematographer,.and starred in “Song for a raggy Boy” (Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals 2003) for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the Irish Film Awards. He also won the IFTA for best supporting actor in Conor Mcpherson’s ECLIPSE.
Aidan is actively involved in many environmental organizations and is a proud Board Member for the Center For Discovery, a cutting edge organization involved with the care of people with disabilities.