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Actor, director, producer Tony Goldwyn has just completed production on “King Richard” with Will Smith, which follows the rise of Venus and Serena Williams and their father, Richard, who also served as their coach. Previously Goldwyn starred in back-to-back critically acclaimed Broadway productions: Olivier Award-winner The Inheritance from Matthew Lopez, directed by Stephen Daldry and Ivo van Hove’s Network with Bryan Cranston. He gave a scene stealing guest appearance in HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” and also co-starred with Uma Thurman in the Netflix series, “Chambers.” Additionally, he concluded his role as ‘President Fitzgerald Grant’ in Shonda Rhimes’ “Scandal” after its seven-season run.
Other recent film credits include Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, The Belko Experiment and Divergent. Goldwyn first caught audiences’ attention in the box office smash Ghost. He appeared in numerous other films including The Pelican Brief, Kiss The Girls, Nixon, The Substance of Fire, The Last Samurai, and the remake of Wes Craven’s classic The Last House on the Left. He is familiar to children as the title voice in Disney’s Tarzan.
Behind the camera, he co-created, directed, and executive produced the critically acclaimed series titled, “The Divide” for AMC Studios.
In addition to acting on the shows, Goldwyn directed multiple episodes of “Scandal” as well as “Chambers.” More television directing credits include “Dexter,” “Justified,” “Law & Order,” “Damages,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “The L Word,” among others.
Goldwyn made his feature directorial debut with A Walk on the Moon. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, receiving praise from critics as well as special recognition from the National Board of Review for Excellence in Independent Filmmaking.
Further feature directing credits include The Last Kiss, for which Goldwyn received Best Director from the Boston Film Festival, and the romantic comedy Someone Like You. His last effort, Conviction, starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, earned Swank a SAG Award nomination, won Best Film at the Boston Film Festival and was awarded a Freedom of Expression honor from the National Board of Review.
Other television acting credits include, “The Good Wife,” “Dexter,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Without A Trace,” “The L Word,” the HBO Mini-Series “From The Earth To The Moon,” “Frasier,” “Murphy Brown,” and “Designing Women.”
Goldwyn began his acting career on the stage, spending seven seasons at the Williamstown Theater Festival. New York theater credits include The Water’s Edge and Spike Heels at Second Stage Theater, The Dying Gaul at Vineyard Theater, Holiday at Circle in the Square Theatre, The Sum of Us at Cherry Lane Theatre, for which he won an Obie Award, Digby at Manhattan Theatre Club and the revival of Promises, Promises on Broadway.
He also dedicates much of his personal time to philanthropic work. Goldwyn serves as an Ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer and is a board member for the humanitarian relief organization Americares. Additionally, he is a Trustee for Second Stage Theater, sits on the MPTF Foundation Board of Governors as well as the Board of Trustees at the Innocence Project.