Derek Richardson (actor)

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Derek Richardson
BornDerek Richardson
(1976-01-18) January 18, 1976 (age 37)
Queensbury, New York, USA
Spouse(s)Franka Potente (m. 2012)
ChildrenPolly (b. April 2011)
 
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Derek Richardson
BornDerek Richardson
(1976-01-18) January 18, 1976 (age 37)
Queensbury, New York, USA
Spouse(s)Franka Potente (m. 2012)
ChildrenPolly (b. April 2011)

Derek Richardson (born January 18, 1976) is an American actor.

Biography[edit]

Derek Richardson was born in Queensbury, New York.[1] He attended Colorado College from 1994 to 1998. He began his career with guest roles on Law & Order and Strangers with Candy. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2002, he was cast in a recurring role on J.J. Abrams' Felicity as Keri Russell's love interest. He subsequently co-starred in the Dumb and Dumber prequel, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd as a younger version of Jeff Daniels' character.

Richardson starred opposite Jay Hernandez as one of the leads in the Lions Gate Entertainment horror film Hostel, directed by Eli Roth and executive-produced by Quentin Tarantino. His performance in the horror film garnered him a 2006 MTV Movie Award nomination for "Best Frightened Performance". In 2006, he began starring in the television show Men in Trees as Patrick Bachelor.

In summer 2012 he married German actress Franka Potente in a private ceremony. They met while appearing on an episode of House. Their daughter Polly was born in 2011.

He currently portrays the character Nolan on the FX original series Anger Management.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Strangers with CandyJared
Law & OrderBrad Wilder
2002FelicityAdam Davis
2003Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met LloydHarry Dunne
2004Bring It On AgainParty Guy
2005HostelJoshNominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance
ReekerNelson
2006Men in TreesPatrick Bachelor
2009Prep and LandingLanny (voice)
HouseFreedom MasterTV series, episode "Broken"
2011American Horror StoryConstance's Lawyer
2012PsychDannyEpisode: Shawn and the Real Girl
Anger ManagementNolanSeries regular
2013The Power of FewShane

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