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James Spader
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Spader at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
James Todd Spader

February 7, 1960 (1960-02-07) (age 60)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present

James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor. He is best known for his films such as the action science fiction film Stargate (1994), the thriller Crash (1996) and the superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

His best-known television roles are those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office. He currently stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist, for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations.

Early life

Spader was born in Boston, Massachusetts. During his early education, he attended multiple private schools before leaving at the age of seventeen and moving to New York City to pursue his acting career. On his way to becoming a full-time actor, Spader undertook jobs such as bartending, teaching yoga, driving a meat truck, loading railroad cars, and being a stable boy.

Personal life

Spader met his first wife while working in a yoga studio after he moved to New York City in the 1980s. They married in 1987 and have two sons, they divored in 2004. He began dating Leslie Stefanson, in 2002; they have one son.

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