Dermot Mulroney is an American actor who made a name for himself thanks to movies like Young Guns (1988), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), and NBC’s TV series Crisis (2014) among many others, Dermot Mulroney has been around for as long as many cannot even remember. He is also a musician, but it is as a result of his works on the screen that many have come to know him. Aside from his professional life, the talented actor is also a husband and father and in this article, we will let you in on some information about his work and personal life.
Dermot Mulroney’s Background And Career Growth
Born in Alexandria, Virginia, on October 31, 1963, Dermot Mulroney, who has Irish and German ancestry, was raised alongside his four siblings—one sister and three brothers—in a family that is no stranger to arts as his mother, Ellen Mulroney, was a theatre actress. His father, on the other hand, was a legal practitioner before he became a professor of law at Villanova University School of Law in the early 1990s.
As a young child, one of the first things that the actor got interested in was music and that led him to learn cello since he was in elementary school. From there, he moved to the T. C. Williams High School and then Northwestern University where he studied film and television production. By this time, he had already made a way for himself to succeed as an actor.
Dermont’s first acting appearance was in the TV series Fame, CBS Schoolbreak Special, and Sin of Innocence all in 1986. The next year he was in Daddy and Long Gone. Subsequently, he would get to appear in other TV shows including The Batman, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Shameless, and American Horror Story: Cult.
Apart from TV series, Dermot Mulroney has made even more appearances in movies like Sunset and Young Guns in 1988. 1989 saw him taking parts in Staying Together, Survival Quest, and Longtime Companion. He would go on to appear in many other movies including August: Osage County (2013), which has got him a lot of accolades, and Careful What You Wish For, Truth, Insidious: Chapter 3, and Northpole: Open for Christmas.
Thus far, the actor has had what can simply be defined as a very successful career that has been capped with over 80 productions, many nominations, and a good number of awards. He took home the award for the best actor at the Seattle International Film Festival in 1992 for Where the Day Takes You, Best Kiss award with Winona Ryder at the MTV Movie Awards for the movie How to Make an American Quilt (1995), and the Ensemble of the Year award, which he won with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch, for August: Osage County (2013) during the Hollywood Film Festival.
Dermot’s Siblings And What They Are Famous For
Dermot Mulroney is the 3rd child of his parents’ 5 children with 2 older brothers named Conor and Sean, a younger brother named Kieran Mulroney, and a younger sister known as Moira. Of all his siblings, it is only Dermot and Kieran that followed in their mother’s footsteps to become actors, though not theatre actors like she was. However, nothing is known about their other siblings and their line of career.
While Dermot is a screen/voice actor and a musician, Kieran combines acting with music and screenwriting. The latter was born on the 24th of September 1965 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA, where he attended C. Williams High School. Kieran has appeared in various television series, including NCIS and Judging Amy where he played the roles of Lt. Reynolds and Mr. Sinkler respectively. He also played the role of Robert Twain in The Guardian, Andrew Sloin in NYPD Blue, Marty’s Father in ER, and Jimmy Tweed in Dead Man’s Walk.
Kieran also appeared in an episode each of Seinfeld, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Enterprise, and portrayed the character of an astronaut named Rusty Schweickart in From the Earth to the Moon, the 1998 miniseries that aired on HBO. In addition to television, he has also had roles in films such as Gettysburg, Career Opportunities, The Spitfire Grill, and The Immortals.
Kieran Mulroney is married to Michele Mulroney, who also works in the movie industry as a screenwriter and director. Together, the couple has co-written a number of works including Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Power Rangers, and Paper Man, which they also co-directed.
Who Is Dermot Mulroney Married To And Where Are His Kids?
Dermot Mulroney has so far, been married twice in his life. The first woman that he got involved with and would become his first wife is American actress, Catherine Keener. The two got married in 1990 having met 3 years earlier on the set for Survival Quest. By 2005, the couple had already separated, and in 2007 the actor, citing irreconcilable differences, filed for a divorce. Before the end of the year, the divorce was fully settled.
While Catherine Keener went on to date Benicio Del Toro the following year, Mulroney got married to Tharita Cutulle, a movie producer and cinematography agent born in 1973 in Italy, Milan.
Through his two marriages, the Irish-American actor fathered three children. He had his first child, Clyde Keener Mulroney, with Catherine Keener on June 21, 1999, and just like his parents, the young man is already carving a niche for himself in the entertainment industry as a singer. In 2008, Dermot Mulroney welcomed his first daughter named Mabel with his second wife and the next year, another beautiful daughter, Sally June, was born into the actor’s home. Together, the family resides in Los Angeles, California.