Chris O'Donnell is an American actor. He was born on June 26th, 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois. He grew up in Chicago, where he still calls home.
Chris O'Donnell is the youngest of seven kids, four sisters and two brothers.
O'Donnell, at the age of thirteen to the age of sixteen, began modeling and
playing in commercials to try to get recognition for his talents in acting. Not
too long after the young actor was discovered in a McDonald's commercial, In
which he served Michael Jordan. At the age of seventeen O'Donnell was ready to
quit the acting and modeling career until he was offered to audition for a part
in the movie Men Don’t Leave. O'Donnell didn't really want to try for the role
but his mother bribed him into going to the audition by telling him she would
buy him a car if he landed the part. O'Donnell received the part and the car.
O'Donnell wasn’t originally going to go to college for acting, he actually wanted to go for a banking degree, but those plans quickly changed because of the rapidly arising movies and TV series. Chris finally graduated from Boston College with Bachelor’s Degree in marketing. O'Donnell also went to law school at UCLA.
Chris O'Donnell has starred in many successful movies such as Scent of a Woman (1992) and Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). In 1995 O'Donnell landed one of his biggest roles ever, Batman Forever in which he played Batman's accomplice, Robin. O'Donnell also played in Batman & Robin (1997) but this movie wasn't as successful as the earlier Batman movie. The final choice of the role for Robin was between O'Donnell and Leonardo DiCaprio.
In December of 1996, Chris O'Donnell proposed to his girlfriend Caroline Fentress whom
he met while in college. Caroline Fentress was the sister of O’Donnell’s
roommate in college. A photo of Chris and his bride appeared on the cover of
Chris O'Donnell was once told by Al Pacino to never date an actress. Fentress is an elementary teacher. The couple have four children, their daughter Lilly Ann, born September 1999 in New Zealand. The second child Christopher Eugene O'Donnell Jr. was born October 24, 2000. Their third child was born on July 11, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, and named Charles McHugh O'Donnell. The couple recently announced the birth of their fourth child, a boy. The couple has not yet decided on a name.
Vertical Limit (2000)
The Bachelor (1999)
Cookies Fortune (1999)
Batman & Robin (1997)
In Love and War (1996)
The Chamber (1996)
Batman Forever (1995)
Circle of Friends (1995)
Mad Love (1995)
The Three Musketeers (1993)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
School Ties (1992)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Men Don’t Leave (1990)
Jack and Mike (1986)
Head Cases (2005) - Only lasted two episodes
Grey's Anatomy (2006)
Trivia and other facts
In 1996 Chris O'Donnell was chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. In high school he was voted “Most Likely to Run Off and Join the Circus". O'Donnell is an avid golfer who belongs to a number of clubs including Pine Valley and The Bel Air Country Club. He is named one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1992” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 44. Chris did not attend his prom because he was at a crew meet. O'Donnell has a personal stunt double named Jim McConnell. His sister Sally got him into the modeling business when she convinced a talent agent into seeing him. Chris O'Donnell was considered for the lead role in Spiderman. Chris O'Donnell participated in a golf outing to help raise money for the Motion Picture and Television Fund in which they raised $500,000 in the year 2000. O'Donnell took time off his acting career to spend time with his family. Chris O'Donnell attended high school Loyola Academy which is located in Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago.
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