Bayonne, New Jersey, USA
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Frank A. Langella, Jr. (born January 1, 1938) is an Academy Award-nominated, Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor. His Tonys include two for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Edward Albee`s Seascape (1975), and Ivan Turgenev`s Fortune`s Fool (2002), and for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon in Peter Morgan`s Frost/Nixon (2007). Langella was nominated for two other Best Leading Actor in a Play Tonys; first in 1978 for the Edward Gorey-designed revival of Bram Stoker`s Dracula and again in 2004 for Stephen Belber`s Match. Langella, an Italian American, was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, the son of Frank A. Langella, Sr., a business executive. Langella attended Washington Elementary School and Bayonne High School in Bayonne. He graduated from Columbia High School, in the South Orange and Maplewood School District, in 1955, and graduated from Syracuse University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama. He remains a brother of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. Langella was married to Ruth Weil from June 14, 1977 to their divorce in 1996. They have two children. He lived with actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg, whom he met on the set of Eddie in 1996, until they separated in March 2001.
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Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
BA Drama, Syracuse University (1959)
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Frank A Langella, Jr.
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Frank A. Langella, Jr. (born January 1, 1938) is an American stage and film actor. He has won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon in the play Frost/Nixon and was later nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the same role in the film, Frost/Nixon (2008).
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