|Stephen Lang Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10½ in|
|Date of Birth||July 11, 1952|
Stephen Lang is a highly acclaimed American stage and film actor known for his performance as Colonel Miles Quaritch in Avatar (2009). He has had Broadway roles such as Lou in The Speed of Darkness, he played Happy in Death of a Salesman, Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men, and Mike Tallman in Wait Until Dark with fellow thespians Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei. Lang has performed off-Broadway on his play Beyond Glory, Defiance by John Shanley, The Guys by Anne Nelson, among others. His stage performances have taken him to Washington D.C., The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, the Roundabout in New York City, a tour to entertain the military where ever they’re stationed around the world.
Apart from his famous performance as Colonel Miles Quaritch in the movie Avatar in 2009, some other notable roles he has portrayed are Babe Ruth in Babe Ruth movie in 1991, Stonewall Jackson in Gods and Generals in 2003, and Major General George Pickett in Gettysburg in 1993. Some more notable performances of Lang are in Last Exit to Brooklyn in 1989, Crime Story in 1986, The Fugitive in 2000, and Terra Nova in 2011.
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Stephan Lang attended Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, Swarthmore, United States and graduated with a degree in English Literature in 1973. He also received an honorary degree from Swarthmore College in 2010 in recognition of his distinguished career in theatre, television, and film.
Actor, Writer, Producer, Playwright
- Father – Eugene Lang (Philanthropist) (Deceased)
- Mother – Theresa Volmer (Deceased)
- Siblings – Jane Lang (Sister) (Attorney, Activist), David Lang (Brother)
Stephen Lang is managed by –
- Authentic Talent and Literary Management (Talent and Literary Agent), Brooklyn, NY, United States
- Innovative Artists (Talent Agent), Santa Monica, California, United States
- PMK*BNC (Publicist), Los Angeles, California, United States
- The Bump Company, Inc. (Production Company), Kinderhook, New York, United States
5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Stephen Lang has dated –
- Kristina Watson (1980–Present) – Stephen Lang has been married to Kristina Watson, an American costume designer and teacher, for 39 years. They have 4 children together, Noah, Grace, Dan, Lucy.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Hungarian, Jewish, German ancestry on the side of his father and Irish, German Catholic ancestry on his mother’s side.
Due to advancing age, his hair has turned ‘Salt and Pepper’.
Commanding, military bearing
Best Known For
- Acting in films such as Avatar, Gods and Generals, Gettysburg, Fire Down Below, From Mexico With Love, White Irish Drinkers, Conan The Barbarian, A Good Marriage, Gridlocked, Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of Tha 4th Reich, The Gandhi Murder, Avatar 2, among others
- Appearing in TV shows such as Death Of A Salesman, Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Liberty!, The American Revolution, Law and Order, In Plain Sight, Into The Badlands, among others
Stephen Lang made his theatrical film debut playing Keith in the 1985 film Twice In A Lifetime.
First TV Show
He made his TV show debut playing the character Vassilis on American Playhouse in 1982.
Stephen Lang Facts
- He was born in New York City and is the last born child to Theresa and Eugene Lang.
- His sister Jane is an attorney and activist, his brother David worked as an executive at the organization their father founded.
- Stephen’s father was a very successful businessman and generous charitable donor to worthy causes and education.
- His father, Eugene Lang had a net worth of over $150 million, and he donated the vast majority of it to charity because he believed his children needed to learn self-sufficiency.
- Stephen Lang’s housemate in Santa Monica, California was Billy Campbell.
- He received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Jacksonville University in 2011.
- He has run the Actors Studio with Lee Grant and Al Pacino in New York.
- His film and television acting careers are quite extensive, having appeared in 76 feature films, 128 TV episodes, 33 TV series, 27 TV movies, 6 short films, 14 videos, 4 TV mini-series, and 2 TV specials as of 2019.
- Stephen Lang worked as a producer for the short film The Wheatfield in 2013.
- He was a writer for the screenplay of Beyond Glory in 2015 and for The Wheatfield in 2013.
- He has given his voice in 2 video games, Avatar: The Game in 2009 and Call of Duty: Ghosts in 2013.
- Lang provided the narration for many audiobooks, including ‘By The Light Of The Moon,’ ‘Gods and Generals,’ ‘False Memory,’ ‘From The Corner of His Eye,’ and ‘Captain Correlli’s Mandolin.’
- In 2005, he adapted and starred in his one-man play Beyond Glory, at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. In 2007, he appeared on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre’s production of Beyond Glory at the Laura Pels Theatre.
- He performed with Cara Duff-McCormick and Ken Ruta in ‘The Pretenders’ by Henrik Ibsen, at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 1978 to 1979.
- He appeared at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Illinois in the 1989 play, The Speed Of Darkness by Steve Tesich and Arthur Miller’s Finishing The Picture in 2004.
- Lang has also appeared in other theatrical plays including, 36 Views, Defiance at the Manhattan Theatre Club City Center, New York, Wait Until Dark at Boston Massachusetts, among others.
- Stephen Lang has won 6 awards and received 10 nominations as of 2019.
- The awards he won include the 2017 Chainsaw Award for “Best Supporting Actor” in Don’t Breathe (2016), the 2016 GI Choice Award for Beyond Glory (2015), the 2016 Special Jury Award for Beyond Glory (2015), and the 2014 “Outstanding Achievement Award for Acting” in Christina (2010).
- Other awards are the 2010 Saturn Award for “Best Supporting Actor” for Avatar (2009), and the 2004 Grace Award for Acting in Gods and Generals (2003).
- He received the 2003 Stinker Award nomination for “Worst On-Screen Couple” that he shared with Lydia Jordan, for Gods and Generals (2003).
- Lang has played significant American historical leaders; Colonel Nathan R. Jessep in the Broadway show A Few Good Men, Major General George Pickett in Gettysburg (1993), General Stonewall Jackson in Gods and Generals (2003), among others.
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