John Lithgow

John Lithgow

actor, producer, writer

John Lithgow was born on Oct 19, 1945 in USA. John Lithgow's big-screen debut came with Obsession directed by Brian De Palma in 1976, strarring Robert / Michael's partner. John Lithgow is known for Killers of the Flower Moon directed by Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Ernest Burkhart and Robert De Niro as William Hale. John Lithgow has got 26 awards and 64 nominations so far. The most recent award John Lithgow achieved is Gold Derby Awards. The upcoming new movie John Lithgow plays is Sharper which will be released on Feb 17, 2023.

If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, where the Anglo-American Lithgow family had lived for several generations.John moved frequently as a child, while his father founded and managed local and college theaters and Shakespeare festivals throughout the Midwest of the United States. Not until he was 16, and his father became head of the McCarter Theater in Princeton New Jersey, did the family settle down. But for John, the theater was still not a career. He won a scholarship to Harvard University, where he finally caught the acting bug (as well as found a wife). Harvard was followed by a Fulbright scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Returning from London, his rigorous dramatic training stood him in good stead, and a distinguished career on Broadway gave him one Tony Award for "The Changing Room", a second nomination in 1985 for "Requiem For a Heavyweight", and a third in 1988 for "M. Butterfly". But with critical acclaim came personal confusion, and in the mid 1970s, he and his wife divorced. He entered therapy, and in 1982, his life started in a new direction, the movies - he received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Roberta Muldoon in Le monde selon Garp (1982). A second Oscar nomination followed for Tendres passions (1983), and he met a UCLA economics professor who became his second wife. As the decade of the 1990s came around, he found that he was spending too much time on location, and another career move brought him to television in the hugely successful series 3e planète après le soleil (1996).This production also played a role in bringing him back together with the son from his first marriage, Ian Lithgow, who has a regular role in the series as a dimwitted student.

  • Birthday

    Oct 19, 1945
  • Place of Birth

    Rochester, New York, USA
  • Also known

    莊李富高, 존 리스고, John Arthur Lithgow

Known For


26 wins & 64 nominations

Gold Derby Awards
Drama Supporting Actor
Winner - Gold Derby TV Award
Online Film & Television Association
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Winner - OFTA Television Award
Actors and Actresses
Winner - OFTA Television Award
Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Winner - OFTA Television Award
Best Actor in a Series
Winner - OFTA Television Award
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows