Michael Rapaport is renowned as an actor, director, comedian, podcast host, media personality and writer. Since his introduction to the entertainment industry, the actor has appeared in over sixty films and several television shows – this means there’s a chance you might have seen his face on one or two of your favourite shows. Some of the shows he has appeared in include Black-ish, Friends, Boston Public, The War At Home, Justified, Atypical and most notably Prison Break. In the latter, he plays Donald Self, a Department of Homeland Security special agent who joins forces with Michael Scofield and his friends to take down the antagonist agency – The Company. His character plays a prominent role in the show’s final season.
Some of his film credits include Dr Dolittle 2, Deep Blue Sea, Cop Land, True Romance, Higher Learning, The Heat, Big Fan, Metro and The 6th Day.
He also directed Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, a documentary about the hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest.
Michael Rapaport: Biography
Michael David Rapaport was born on the 20th of March, 1970 in New York City. His father, David Rapaport was a radio executive while his mother, June Brody was a radio personality in New York. His father was also the general manager at a New York radio station.
He has an older sister, Claudia Lonow, who is also in the entertainment industry; she is an actress, comedian and television producer. He also has a brother named Eric. When his parents got divorced, his mother married Mark Lonow, a comedian and co-owner of ‘The Improv’, a comedy club franchise.
Michael grew up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with his family. He is of Italian, Russian and Polish heritage. He is also of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
While in high school, you can say Michael was not always on his best behaviour – he even got expelled from the Erasmus Hall High School. He later returned to school and graduated from New York’s Martin Luther King High School.
Girlfriend: Lili Taylor
One of Michael Rapaport’s most high profile relationships was his relationship with Lili Taylor. Their relationship drew a lot of attention because of the drama surrounding it. Everyone knows relationships are complicated but when the police get involved, perhaps it has become ‘too complicated’.
In 1997, Michael was arrested for harassing Lili and he was then charged with two counts of aggravated assault. He pleaded guilty to the charges but he was only issued an order to stay away from Lili and he was mandated to go for therapy. Despite the severity of the charges, he got no jail time for them.
Lili Taylor is an American actress best known for roles in Mystic Pizza, Dogfight, I Shot Andy Warhol, Say Anything…, Short Cuts, Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Haunting, The Conjuring and Ransom. Lili also appeared in Almost Human, Hemlock Grove, Six Feet Under and American Crime (for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie nomination). It is safe to say that since her break up with Michael, Lily has gone on to do bigger and better things, making a name for herself in the entertainment industry.
Michael Rapaport Family: Wife, Kids
Michael was once married to Nichole Beattie, a writer and producer. The two got married in 2000 and they currently have two sons together. Their first son, Julian Ali Rapaport, was born in 2000 while their second son, Maceo Shane Rapaport, was born in 2002.
In 2007, Michael and Nichole sadly got divorced.
In 2016, the actor got married to Kebe Dunn, who had been his longtime girlfriend and partner. Though already secured in their love for one another, the two decided to have the ceremony because of what it represents. The two don’t have any children at the moment but we’re not ruling out the possibility just yet.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
He currently stands tall at 6’2” and weighs approximately 220lbs (99.7kgs). It is unclear if the actor follows some kind of fitness routine or regimen but it is safe to assume that Michael does follow some sort of exercise routine in order to maintain his weight.
For now, his other body measurements are unknown.