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Born Oct. 26, 1961, in Waterbury, Conn., Dylan McDermott had a difficult early life. With his parents split and his mother dead by the time he was 5, McDermott was on his way to becoming a delinquent when he discovered acting as a teen. With encouragement from his stepmother, playwright Eve Ensler, McDermott studied acting at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and soon began landing roles on the New York stage.

In 1985, McDermott appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," and two years later, he made his film debut in Hamburger Hill. Film roles continued to come his way -- including that of Julia Roberts's estranged husband in Steel Magnolias (1989) and in Clint Eastwood's In the Line of Fire (1993) -- but true stardom eluded him until he was cast in TV's legal drama "The Practice."

More recently, McDermott has appeared in the film Wonderland (2003) and the TV miniseries The Grid.

Dylan McDermott in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

2012 PG-13

In this engaging coming-of-age tale based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, a shy freshman struggling with depression deals with his best friend's suicide and his first love -- and finds help from two seniors who take an interest in him.

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  • Dylan McDermott in American Horror Story American Horror Story
  • Dylan McDermott in Steel Magnolias Steel Magnolias
  • Dylan McDermott in The Cowboy Way The Cowboy Way
  • Dylan McDermott in In the Line of Fire In the Line of Fire
  • Dylan McDermott in Hamburger Hill Hamburger Hill
  • Dylan McDermott in 'Til There Was You 'Til There Was You
  • Dylan McDermott in Automata Automata
  • Dylan McDermott in Survivor Survivor
  • Dylan McDermott in Three to Tango Three to Tango
  • Dylan McDermott in Twister Twister
  • Dylan McDermott in Miracle on 34th Street Miracle on 34th Street
  • Dylan McDermott in Party Monster Party Monster
  • Dylan McDermott in Wonderland Wonderland
  • Dylan McDermott in The Campaign The Campaign
  • Dylan McDermott in Edison Force Edison Force
  • Dylan McDermott in Mercy Mercy
  • Dylan McDermott in Hardware Hardware
  • Dylan McDermott in Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
  • Dylan McDermott in The Practice The Practice
  • Dylan McDermott in The Messengers The Messengers
  • Dylan McDermott in Freezer Freezer
  • Dylan McDermott in The Blue Iguana The Blue Iguana
  • Dylan McDermott in The Grid The Grid
  • Dylan McDermott in The Mistress of Spices The Mistress of Spices
  • Dylan McDermott in Unbeatable Harold Unbeatable Harold
  • Dylan McDermott in The Tenants The Tenants
  • Dylan McDermott in Burning Palms Burning Palms
  • Dylan McDermott in Nobody Walks Nobody Walks
  • Dylan McDermott in Behaving Badly Behaving Badly