THE DARKEST MINDS
BRADLEY WHITFORD, a classically trained stage actor, quickly
gained overnight fame as the sarcastic yet vulnerable, Josh Lyman, on NBC's "The
West Wing." One of the few actors working successfully and simultaneously in
theater, film and television, Whitford is one of Hollywood's most sought-after
Whitford was most recently seen in two Academy Award-nominated films; Steven
Spielberg's, The Post, based on the true story about the Washington Post's role
in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, alongside Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks;
and the critically-acclaimed Blumhouse horror-thriller, Get Out, written and
directed by Jordan Peele. In addition to the Academy Awards, both films received
nominations for the Golden Globes, the BFCA Choice Awards, among numerous other
Bradley can currently be seen in the second season of Hulu's Emmy-winning series
"The Handmaid's Tale" in a major recurring role. This fall, he can be seen in
Judy Greer's directorial debut, A Happening of Monumental Proportions, which
features an all-star ensemble including Jennifer Garner, Allison Janney, Common,
and Anders Holm. He recently wrapped production on National Geographic's "Valley
of the Boom," a limited series about the 90's tech boom, as well as the POP TV
series "FLACK" about the cut throat world of celebrity PR.
Additional upcoming projects include the next installment of the Godzilla
MonsterVerse alongside Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Sally Hawkins and Millie
Bobby Brown; Todd Robinson's political drama, The Last Full Measure, alongside
Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer and William Hurt; the
crime drama The Destroyer, alongside Sebastian Stan and Nicole Kidman; and the
sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds which is based on Alexandra Bracken's popular
young adult novel of the same time. It was recently announced that Bradley,
along with Adena Chawke, Amy Pascal's Pascal Pictures and Tim and Trevor White's
Star Thrower Entertainment will produce "Mercury 13," an event mini-series for
Amazon based on Martha Ackmann's book, The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of
Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight. "Mercury 13" tells the
true story of a group of women who underwent secret testing in hopes of becoming
America's first female astronauts.
Last year, he was seen in the biopic, Megan Leavey opposite Kate Mara and Edie
Falco; in addition to two films which premiered at the 2017 Toronto
International Film Festival: Three Christs, the Jon Avnet-directed adaptation of
the Milton Rokeach book The Three Christs of Ypsilanti; and Unicorn Store, Brie
Larson's directorial debut based on the screenplay of the same name about a
woman who moves back in with her parents and receives an invitation to a store
that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up. In 2016, Whitford
was seen in the Netflix & Vertical Entertainment independent film, Other People,
written and directed by SNL writer, Chris Kelly. Whitford starred opposite Jesse
Plemons, Molly Shannon, Zach Woods, and June Squib. The film won the "Grand
Jury" prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and earned four Independent
Spirit Award nominations this year. Prior to that, he starred in HBO's Lyndon B.
Johnson biopic, All The Way, opposite Bryan Cranston. The film received numerous
accolades such as three 2016 Critics' Choice Award nominations and eight 2016
Emmy Award nominations.
Additional film credits include Sony Pictures Classics' Hank Williams biopic, I
Saw The Light, Disney's Saving Mr. Banks, The Cabin in the Woods, the gritty
true-crime drama An American Crime, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,
Little Manhattan, Kate and Leopold, The Muse, Bicentennial Man, Scent of a
Woman, A Perfect World, Philadelphia, The Client, My Life, Red Corner, Presumed
Innocent and My Fellow Americans.
On the small screen, Whitford was seen on Amazon's award-winning comedy series,
"Transparent," for which he won both a 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for
"Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" (and was nominated in that same
category again in 2016) and a Television Critics' Choice Award for "Best Guest
Performer in a Comedy Series."
Additional television credits include "Years of Living Dangerously," "Chicago
Justice," "Mom," "Better Things," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Happyish," "Trophy
Wife," "The Good Guys," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "The West Wing," "ER,"
"The X-Files" and "NYPD Blue." His performance as Josh Lyman on "The West Wing"
earned him a 2001 Emmy Award as well as Golden Globe Award nominations in 2001
Growing up in Wisconsin, Whitford studied theater and English literature at
Wesleyan University and attended the Juilliard Theater Center. Whitford received
rave reviews for his return to the stage in the production of Boeing, Boeing at
the Longacre Theatre opposite Mark Rylance, Christine Baranski, Kathryn Hahn,
Gina Gershon, and Mary McCormack. Whitford appeared on Broadway in Aaron
Sorkin's military courtroom drama, A Few Good Men, and his professional
performance debut Theatre Club, Measure for Measure at Lincoln Center Theater,
and the title role in Coriolanus at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in
Washington, D.C. was in the off-Broadway production of Curse of the Starving
Class opposite Kathy Bates. Additional theater credits include Three Days of
Rain at the Manhattan.
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