Dylan McDermott

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Dylan McDermott
Birth name Mark Anthony McDermott
Born October 26, 1961 (age 45)
Flag of United States Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Spouse(s) Shiva Rose (19 November 1995 - present) 2 children
Notable roles Bobby Donnell in The Practice

Dylan McDermott (born Mark Anthony McDermott[1] on 26 October 1961) is an American actor, known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the former TV legal drama The Practice.


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[edit] Early life

McDermott was born in Waterbury, Connecticut to Diane and Richard McDermott, who owned the West Fourth Street Saloon in New York City. His Italian American mother was fifteen and his Irish American father was seventeen when he was born;[1] the couple, who were Catholic, divorced early on during his childhood.[1] His mother was later accidentally shot and killed by her boyfriend when McDermott was five.[2] His step-mother and father's third wife was Eve Ensler, who authored The Vagina Monologues and legally adopted McDermott when he was 19 years old, although she has since divorced his father. He has a sister, Robin, and was partly raised by his grandmothers.[1]

McDermott was encouraged by Ensler, with whom he has remained close, to pursue an acting career.[2] He attended acting school at the Jesuit-run Fordham University, as well as The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.

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McDermott got his first break as an actor in the acclaimed hit film In the Line of Fire. Through his connection with Clint Eastwood, McDermott was able to land his first major gig in The Practice. People magazine named McDermott one of the 50 most beautiful people in 1998.

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McDemott married actress Shiva Afshar Rose, who is of half Irish and half Persian descent,[1] on 19 November 1995. They have two daughters - Colette (born circa 1996), and Charlotte Rose (born on 8 September 2005).

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