- Father died when he was a baby; was raised by his mother, a lawyer for the U.S. Customs Department.
- Originally planned to attend law school but decided to study acting instead. Fittingly, his first film role was an attorney in Presumed Innocent (1990).
- In 1993, joined the Broadway cast of Tony Kushner's award-winning play Angels in America; later recreated the role of nurse Belize for the 2003 HBO adaptation.
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
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