|Philip Seymour Hoffman Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||July 23, 1967|
|Date of Death||February 2, 2014|
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor, stage artist, producer, voice actor, and theatre director. He made his film debut in the 1991 independent crime film Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole and went on to appear in a number of films, including Capote, Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt, The Ides of March, The Master, Moneyball, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Magnolia, Almost Famous, and Synecdoche, New York. For his performance in the biographical drama film Capote, he bagged the Academy Award for “Best Actor” in 2006. In his New York Times obituary, Hoffman was described as “perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation”.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Phil
He was born on July 23, 1967.
On February 2, 2014, Hoffman died at 46 due to acute mixed drug intoxication in Manhattan, New York, United States.
Fairport, Monroe County, New York, United States
He resided in New York City, New York, United States.
Hoffman studied at Fairport High School. He attended the New York State Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs in 1984.
He also studied at New York University‘s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts as well as trained at the Circle in the Square Theatre‘s summer program.
Actor, Stage Artist, Producer, Voice Actor, Theatre Director
- Father – Gordon Stowell Hoffman (Worked for the Xerox Corporation)
- Mother – Marilyn O’Connor (née Loucks) (Served as an elementary school teacher before becoming a lawyer and eventually a family court judge)
- Siblings – Gordon Richard Hoffman (Older Brother) (Screenwriter, Director), Jill (Sister), Emily (Sister)
- Others – Gordon Orville Hoffman (Paternal Grandfather), Geraldine J. Stowell (Paternal Grandmother), Seymour N. Loucks (Maternal Grandfather), Helen Louise O’Conner/O’Connor (Maternal Grandmother)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $25 Million at the time of his death.
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
105 kg or 231.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Philip Seymour Hoffman had dated –
- Mimi O’Donnell – In 1999, he met costume designer Mimi O’Donnell while they were both working on the Hoffman-directed play In Arabia We’d All Be Kings. They eventually started dating and lived in New York City. She gave birth to the couple’s 3 children – son Cooper Alexander Hoffman (b. March 20, 2003) and daughters Tallulah Hoffman (b. November 2006) and Willa Hoffman (b. October 17, 2008). It was reported that the duo parted ways in 2013. However, Mimi O’Donnell later stated that he only moved out of their longtime residence to a nearby apartment in order to protect their children from the effects of his relapse into substance abuse.
Race / Ethnicity
Hoffman was of Irish, English, German, Dutch, and Polish descent.
- Often played typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits
- Frequently worked with director Paul Thomas Anderson
- Listless way of talking
He was baptized a Catholic.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Favorite Things
- Film – Goodfellas (1990)
- Personal Favorite Film – Magnolia (1999)
Philip Seymour Hoffman Facts
- His parents divorced in 1976.
- Growing up, he was interested in sports.
- He was 12 years old when he saw a stage production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and later recalled in 2008, “I was changed – permanently changed – by that experience. It was like a miracle to me”.
- Hoffman was nominated for Tony Awards for his performances in the Broadway plays – True West in 2000, Long Day’s Journey into Night in 2003, and Death of a Salesman in 2012.
- His funeral service was attended by many artists like Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Ellen Burstyn, Ethan Hawke, Laura Linney, Julianne Moore, Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Rock, Diane Sawyer, Meryl Streep, Marisa Tomei, and Michelle Williams.
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