Kevin KlineKevin Delaney Kline
(born October 24
) was born in St. Louis, Missouri
. Known for his exuberant acting abilities, Kline attended the prestigous Juilliard School
in New York
. In 1972
, he joined an acting group which took him across the country performing Shakespeare
, which led him to Broadway
where he won two Tony Awards
. When a film version was made of a production of The Pirates of Penzance
for which he had won a Tony Award
, he was invited to reprise his role as the Pirate King. This film launched his career forward.
He has won an Academy Award for A Fish Called Wanda, a Gotham Actor Award, a Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year Award, and a St. Louis International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is married to actress Phoebe Cates, who is 16 years his junior.