Dermot Mulroney was born on October 31, 1963 and is from Virginia. He was active in music and theater as a young elementary student and is actually an accomplished cellist. (Incidentally, he plays a musician (cellist) in the film Samantha.)
I first noticed Dermot Mulroney in the 1991 film Career Opportunities and the 1992 film Samantha. Right away I was struck by his deep voice and his beautiful mouth he always seemed to draw up into a sexy crooked smile. Although he played a side character in Career Opportunities, he stood out and was so memorable.
Fast-forward to present day, and he has had such a diverse and rich career, playing so many roles and playing them well. Some actors who are so handsome cannot play but one type of character. Mr. Mulroney is not one of those actors. He is able to slip in and out of so many roles and have you believe in him 110% every time. This is part of what makes him so likeable in any role, and so authentic.
I loved him best in My Best Friend's Wedding, but he is amazing in anything he does.