The popular actor Timothy Olyphant became a household name in the United States following his enthralling performance in the TV series, Justified, where he portrayed the character of Deputy U.S Marshall, Ryan Givens. As a result of this, the sensational actor gained a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011, at the Primetime Emmy Award.
The American actor has also featured as a guest on multiple TV shows such as The Office and the Grinder, with the latter fetching him Critic’ Choice Award. Currently, Timothy Olyphant is starring in the Netflix series, Santa Clauta Diet, which was premiered in 2017. Learn more facts about the multiple award-winning actor.
Timothy Olyphant Biography
The skillful actor was born as Timothy David Olyphant in Honolulu, Hawaii on 20th May 1968. His parents are J.V Bevan and Katharine Olyphant. His father served as the vice president of Gallo Winery production department. Olyphant’s parents relocated to Modesto, California when he was two years old.
At a very young age, his parents got separated and went ahead to remarry other spouses. He has two siblings, an elder brother Andrew and Matthew his younger brother. The famous actor is of mixed ethnicity (Russian-Jewish, Scottish, Dutch, German and Irish) and also belongs to the descent of the Vanderbilt family of New York.
Olyphant completed his basic education at Modesto’s Fred C. Beyer High School and later attended the University of Southern California. While growing up, Timothy Olyphant was a great swimmer and emerged as a finalist in 200m individual medley at the 1998 Nationals. As a result of his incredible performance, Olyphant was hired by the Swimming coach of the University of Southern California Trojans. In addition to that, he further worked as Irvine Novaquatics swimming coach.
However, the talented actor made his first on-stage debut in The Monogamist in 1995. His sensational performance in the play clinched him the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance. He then moved on to make his film and TV series debut in The First Wives Club and the CBS series Mr & Mrs Smith.
A few years later, Timothy Olyphant was featured in the popular sitcom, Sex and the City, where he played the role of Carrie Bradshaw. He then followed it up by appearing in another HBO movie titled When Trumpets Fade. Timothy Olyphant gained wide publicity when he starred in the mega-hit movie, Gone in 60 Seconds, featuring alongside Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie. He also garnered much popularity for his sensational performance in the 2004 comedy film The Girl Next Door.
Furthermore, the talented actor was ushered into superstardom following his brilliant portrayal of Sheriff Seth Bullock in the HBO highly acclaimed series Deadwood which earned himself and his castmates a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the Screen Actors Guide Award. The actor eventually became a household name in America for excellently portraying the character of Deputy U. S Marshall Raylan Givens in the award-winning series Justified.
As a result of his unique acting skills, Olyphant has starred in a vast number of movies and TV shows and his movie credit include A Man Apart, Hitman: Agent 47, A Perfect Getaway, Mother’s Day, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood among others. Other TV shows he has starred in are Damages, The League and My Name is Earl.
The multi-talented actor has gone ahead to clinch several awards and nominations throughout his career as an actor and they include Young Hollywood Award, Satellite Award, among others, with nominations in Primetime Emmy Award, TV Guide Award and many more.
Family – Wife and Kids
The brilliant American actor is a happily married man. He got married to his college girlfriend, Alexis Knief at the age of 23. The two love birds tied the knot in 1993 and have gone ahead to welcome three children of their own, namely Grace Katherine, born in 1999, Henry, born in 2001 and Vivian, born in 2003. They are still staying together and reside in Westwood, Los Angeles.
Since his appearance in the movie industry in 1995, Timothy Olyphant has featured in numerous TV shows and movies, thereby acquiring a massive fortune for himself. The American actor’s net worth is penned at $10 million.
Timothy Olyphant’s Height
The award-winning actor stands at a height that is considered to be above the average height of an American male, which is 6 feet (1.83m). He further weighs about 76 kg (167.5 lb) and has a reported shoe size of 10 (US).