Aidan Quinn is an Irish-American celebrity who has a net worth of $9 million dollars. Aidan Quinn was born March 8, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. His first acting job came at age 19 in a Chicago theater and his film debut followed in 1984 in Reckless, also starring Daryl Hannah. His next film was Desperately Seeking Susan, starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. In 1986, he received an Emmy nomination for his part in the contentious NBC film An Early Frost. Slowly, Quinn found a market playing sensitive, intelligent male characters, commonly in supporting roles. Other notable film roles include Avalon, The Mission, Stakeout, Benny & Joon, Legends of the Fall, Frankenstein, Michael Collins and Practical Magic.
Aidan Quinn Net Worth $9 Million Dollars
In 1999, Quinn starred in the Ireland drama This Is My Father, a film written and directed by his brother Paul and shot by his brother Declan. In 2006, Quinn starred as an Episcopal priest in NBC’s somewhat contentious series Book of Daniel. In 2000, Quinn portrayed Paul McCartney in the VH1 television drama, Two of Us. Quinn also appeared in the 2005 film The Exonerated, a true story about people on death row who had been freed, in which Quinn played Kerry Max Cook. In 2010, Quinn played the important cameo role of William Rainsferd in the French-made picture, Sarah’s Key, a moving story set during the second world war, alongside Kristin Scott Thomas. He starred as “Dermot” opposite Taylor Schilling (Abby) in the Canadian-Irish drama film Stay (2013). Quinn now co-stars in the CBS Television series Elementary.
March 8, 1959
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Auburn High School
Ava Eileen Quinn, Mia Quinn
Teresa Quinn, Michael Quinn
Declan Quinn, Paul Quinn, Marian Quinn, Robert Quinn
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Film
Legends of the Fall, Benny & Joon, Desperately Seeking Susan, Unknown, Practical Magic, Wild Child, The Assignment, Michael Collins, Flipped, Reckless, The Playboys, Songcatcher, Music of the Heart, The Mission, An Early Frost, This Is My Father, Stakeout, The Eclipse, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, A Shine of Rainbows, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Sarah's Key, Stolen Summer, Song for a Raggy Boy, Evelyn, The Greening of Whitney Brown, Avalon, The Last Keepers, The 5th Quarter, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Jonah Hex, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Rushlights, The Exonerated, Looking for Richard, Handsome Harry, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Empire Falls, The Lemon Sisters, Cavedweller, Miracle Run, The Handmaid's Tale, Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, The Horses of McBride, A Private Matter, Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright, Nine Lives, Shadow of Fear, Festival of Lights, Perfect Witness, Lies of the Twins
Prime Suspect, Canterbury's Law, The Book of Daniel, Elementary, 5. God's Will, 4. Withdrawal, 3. Assignation
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38.
Was Paramount's choice to play Jesus Christ in their production of The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) before a storm of controversy forced them to cancel their plans for the movie. Soon after, Universal picked up the movie with Willem Dafoe playing Christ.
Bold light blue eyes
Deep resonant voice
(1994 quote in Movieline Magazine) My thing about looking good is that it should be the character. If I'm playing a character who's concerned about his body-an athlete, say-I'll get in shape. If I'm playing a character who doesn't or wouldn't, I don't. I almost never get in shape for a movie, even though I know it would be a good career move. I hate seeing movies where a poor fuckin' sharecropper in the '30s takes his shirt off and he's fuckin' cut, with a washboard stomach and perfectly chiseled muscles that no farmer would ever have, that you can only get from intensive workouts with a trainer, isolating muscles. It drives me crazy! On the other hand, if you're a leading man and you're good-looking, it's definitely a good career thing to do."
[on The Lemon Sisters (1989)] It's not a good movie. But it was a fun part. Carol Kane is a friend of mine and she kept begging me to do it. So, I basically did it as a favor to her.
(1994 quote) I would love, more than anything, to do an out-and-out farce with huge physical energy. Just because you're from the minimalist school, it doesn't mean you can't go big. I enjoy humor, and it's something I've gotten very little chance to explore. I don't get offered those parts. And if I don't get offered a part, I don't get a part. Ever.
[on filming At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)] That was an unbelievably difficult and...challenging experience. I don't regret it. But I don't know if I'd go back into it willingly again. It wasn't the jungle - I loved the jungle. We were three months over schedule, and it was a true Heart of Darkness experience in terms of what was happening on the set every day. And what was happening to the movie. And what was happening to the director. And what was happening to the relations between people.
(1994 quote on why he believes he's not a bigger star) A lot of it is my fault, because it doesn't interest me. And I break the rules all the time: I should be doing this one, and instead I do The Playboys (1992). I don't care if one's going to be a commercial hit-this I don't like, and this I like. You do have to think career wise sometimes in this business, but I think I think enough about my career. I make a tremendous amount of money, and I'm very well respected. I just don't get the consideration that big stars get as far as scripts go, or as far as input goes.
(On filming Songcatcher (2000) in North Carolina) It was fantastic. I would play my guitar on the porch every night after work. I'd have a couple of glasses of wine, a cigar and sing a few songs. I loved it. I get a yearning in my bones for places I lived and worked, like Ireland, the Amazon jungle and now North Carolina. These places are imprinted on your psyche forever.
"Well, when I first got sent the script to The Assignment (1997), I thought, 'Why don't they offer this to Andy Garcia?' And it turned out they did. I said, 'Oh, OK'. I had a little bit of a question of 'How the hell am I gonna be believable?' Or 'Will it be that much of a question in the audience's mind that I'm supposed to be Venezuelan?' So, we went with the brown contacts for Carlos and darkened my skin, worked with a good dialogue coach. And then when I heard Andy Garcia was playing an Irish cop in Sidney Lumet's movie [Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)], I stopped worrying about it. But that's one of the great things about being an actor. We get to play dress up. And that's what this movie was for me. Wigs, beards, mustaches, dialogues. Intrigue. It was a tremendous amount of hard work, but fun work for me".
There was one moment in high school where I thought, "Maybe I'll take an acting class." And I walked in and saw all the quote unquote theatre people and I went, "Oh God," and walked out. But later, when I was 19, I actually took an acting class and I was very much smitten with it.
I'm not a city kind of guy. I'm happiest when I'm tromping through the woods. That's why I don't live in Los Angeles. Being physically away from Hollywood probably loses me a few jobs, but the best ones seek me out.
"I was on this remote island a thousand miles off the coast of Kenya. The island didn't have electricity, but some people had generators, and I went to someone's house and there was a video of Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) playing. I think it was the only frigging television on the whole island. That was very bizarre".
I think my being such a nomad let me into acting. I was always having to create a new image whenever we moved.
I like the level of fame that I have. You get nice tables in restaurants sometimes, but fame isn't something that I find comfortable.