Date of Birth: April 10, 1981
Determined to make it as an actor in his youth, New Jersey-born Michael Pitt
left for New York at 16 with no money and no connections. Starting work as
soon as he could, Pitt made his living as a bike messenger while studying
acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Pitt received his first break after a cast member from the popular series
Dawson's Creek saw him in the New York Theatre Workshop's production of The
Trestle at Pope Lick Creek. The sighting led him to a regular
guest-starring role on the series playing Henry Parker. The same year he
worked on Dawson's Creek, Pitt also found work on a number of episodes of
Law & Order.
With his first major television exposure, Pitt started landing major roles
in feature films like Finding Forrester (2000) and Bully (2001), as well as
starring roles in Hedwig and The Angry Inch (2001), Murder By Numbers
(2002), The Dreamers (2004) and The Village (2004).
Although well under way to becoming a film star, Pitt returns to stage occasionally, performing in productions such as Birdy at Duke University.
The Hawk is Dying (2006)
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Murder by Numbers(2002)
Hedwig and The Angry Inch(2001)