Bradley Whitford

Brilliant thespian who delivered strong performances.

Bradley Whitford
Full NameBradley Whitford


Royalty of the stage, Bradley Whitford is the distinguished Juilliard-trained actor whose name will forever be etched in the annals of theatrical excellence. Born in Madison, Wisconsin to the renowned poet and writer Genevieve Smith Whitford and George Van Norman Whitford, Bradley Whitford's illustrious career in film, television, and theater has been one of extraordinary distinction. After earning a master's degree in theater from the revered Juilliard Theater Center, his first professional performance was in the off-Broadway production of "Curse of the Starving Class," with Kathy Bates. His grandest performance, however, is undeniably his captivating portrayal of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in the award-winning NBC series, The West Wing (1999). His masterful portrayal of Lyman, alongside John Spencer, Noah Wyle and Rob Lowe, in Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Mense" is the pinnacle of his artistry and the peak of his stardom.

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  • Primetime Emmy2019
    The Handmaid's TaleOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy2015
    TransparentOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Primetime Emmy2001
    The West WingOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


  • The West Wing
  • The U.S. and the Holocaust A Film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein
  • The Big Lie
  • Years of Living Dangerously
  • A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Infinity Train
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • The Good Guys
  • The West Wing Documentary Special
  • Scent of a Woman
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
  • Batman: The Audio Adventures
  • Not Going Quietly
  • Awakenings
  • Transparent
  • The Secret Lives of Men
  • Get Out
  • Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure
  • Philadelphia
  • 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • A Perfect World
  • Go On
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • tick, tick... BOOM!
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
  • American Dad!
  • What If...?
  • Little Manhattan
  • Living with Ed
  • Black Tie Affair
  • All the Way
  • Storyline Online
  • The Post
  • Flack
  • Happyish
  • The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The Silent Alarm
  • Megan Leavey
  • Human Discoveries
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Bicentennial Man
  • Trophy Wife

Family Tree

Royalty could have no better example than Bradley Whitford who, born in Madison Wisconsin to an esteemed poet and writer mother, has trained with the prestigious Juilliard school. His career has seen him collaborate with some of the most respected names in film, theatre and television, and his star truly shone when he made his debut appearance in The West Wing in 1999. His sister Jane, a theatre major, followed in his footsteps, enrolling at Yale University and performing with the Yale Repertory Company. She was then joined by their brother, entrepreneur Bill, and their sister Mary, employed at an Internet company. The Whitford family is also joined by their friend, Tony Shalhoub, who encouraged Jane to aim for stardom. Similarly, Amy Landecker's career began in Chicago, Illinois, working with the Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres, before bringing her to New York City's Public Theatre and eventually to Los Angeles. Her performance in the Coen brothers' Oscar-nominated A Serious Man (2009) marked the beginning of her exciting on-camera career. From the Whitford family to Amy Landecker, the royal dynasty is a testament to the power of the performing arts.

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