Quinn was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Irish parents. His mother, Teresa, was a homemaker, and also worked as a bookkeeper and in the travel business, and his father, Michael Quinn, was a professor of literature. He has three brothers and a sister. His older brother, Declan Quinn, is a noted cinematographer. Though a roofer by trade, Quinn got his start in the Chicago theater at age He trained at the Piven Theatre Workshop.
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He has been married to Elizabeth Bracco since September 1, They have two children. Sign In. Edit Aidan Quinn. Showing all 34 items. Was Paramount's choice to play Jesus Christ in their production of The Last Temptation of Christ before a storm of controversy forced them to cancel their plans for the movie. Soon after, Universal picked up the movie with Willem Dafoe playing Christ. After portraying Paul McCartney in a television movie, the two met by chance while staying at the same hotel and became real life friends. Brother-in-law of actress Lorraine Bracco.
Born in Chicago to Irish parents, Quinn spent much of his youth in Ireland, where he first became interested in acting. At age 19 he returned to Chicago and became involved in several local theater groups. His onstage debut came in a production of The Man in 60, after which he appeared in many plays, including Hamlet in Chicago's Wisdom Bridge Theater. Following several other acclaimed performances, he landed his first big-screen role, as a low-class biker in Reckless , which costarred Daryl Hannah. His second film, the highly-successful comedy Desperately Seeking Susan , made him familiar to an international audience; he gained further exposure in the role of an AIDS victim in the TV movie An Early Frost , for which he received an Emmy. Since then, he has appeared steadily in high-quality feature films, usually in challenging supporting roles. View All Photos 5. Johnny Rourke says: "Are you with me or not?