F. Murray Abraham Biography (1939-)



Full name, Fahrid Murray Abraham; born October 24, 1939 (some sources cite 1940), in Pittsburgh, PA; raised in El Paso, TX; son of Fahrid (a mechanic) andJosephine Abraham; married Kate Hannan, 1962; children: one daughter, one son. Education: Studied drama at the University of Texas at El Paso, 1959-61; studied acting with Uta Hagen at the Herbert Berghof Studio, New York City. Addresses: Agent-- William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775; William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue ofthe Americas, New York, NY 10019-4702. Career: Actor and director. Arena Stage, Washington, DC, member of company, 1979-80; Mirror Repertory Company, New York City, member of company, 1985-86; Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, professor, beginning in 1985; member of street theatre groups, New York City, including Off-Center Theatre; member ofTheatreworks, Inc. Appeared in advertisements, including television commercials for Fruit of the Loom. Sometimes credited as Frank Murray Abraham. Member: Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television andRadio Artists, Screen Actors Guild. Awards, Honors: Obie Award, bestperformance, Village Voice, 1984, for Uncle Vanya; Academy Award, best actor, Golden Globe Award, best actor in a drama, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, best actor (with Albert Finney), and Albert Schweitzer Award for classic film acting, all 1985, for Amadeus; honorary doctorate, Rider College. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775; William Morris Agency, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019-4702.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
October 24, 1939
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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