Artist Bio

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Bio as of February 2010)

Philip Seymour Hoffman most recently collaborated with the Goodman on The Long Red Road during the 2009/2010 Season. His other theatrical directing credits include the world premieres of The Little Flower of East Orange, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train and In Arabia, We’d All Be Kings, all written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and produced by LAByrinth Theater Company. Additionally, Mr. Hoffman directed Rebecca Gilman’s The Glory of Living at MCC Theater. He traveled to Australia to direct Andrew Upton’s Riflemind at the famed Sydney Theatre Company and also mounted the play later in London. As an actor, Mr. Hoffman’s theater credits include Othello (The Public Theater/LAByrinth Theater Company), Jack Goes Boating (The Public Theater), Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Broadway), The Seagull (The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival), True West (Broadway), Defying Gravity (American Place Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (Goodman Theatre/Europe, directed by Peter Sellars), Shopping and F*cking (New York Theatre Workshop) and The Author’s Voice (Drama Department). Mr. Hoffman will next be seen in the film version of Jack Goes Boating, based on the LAByrinth Theater Company production of the same name, in which he reprises his role of Jack while also stepping behind the camera to make his feature directorial debut. His recent film credits include Pirate Radio; Synecdoche, NY; Doubt; The Savages; Charlie Wilson’s War; Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead and Capote, which Mr. Hoffman executive produced through his company, Cooper’s Town Productions. His additional film credits are Mission Impossible: III, Along Came Polly, Cold Mountain, The Party’s Over, Owning Mahowny, 25th Hour, Red Dragon, Punch-Drunk Love, Love Liza, Almost Famous, State and Main, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Magnolia, Flawless, Patch Adams, Happiness, The Big Lebowski, Boogie Nights, Twister, Nobody’s Fool, Scent of a Woman and HBO’s Empire Falls.

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