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Ron Livingston (1967)

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Ronald Joseph "Ron" Livingston is an American film and television actor. His roles include a disaffected corporate employee in the film Office Space, a sardonic writer in a short-term relationship with Carrie Bradshaw in the TV show Sex and the City, and Captain Lewis Nixon in the miniseries Band of Brothers. In 2006, he starred as FBI negotiator Matt Flannery in the Fox series Standoff, co-starring Rosemarie DeWitt, and he was an ad spokesman for Sprint Nextel. In 2009 he portrayed flight engineer Maddux Donner in the series Defying Gravity, which was cancelled after a single season.

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 early life
Livingston was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Linda, a Lutheran pastor, and Kurt Livingston, an aerospace engineer. His younger brother John, is also an actor; sister Jennifer Livingston is a TV news personality at WKBT in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Iowa and attended Yale University, where he received B.A. degrees in Theater and English. Livingston relocated to Chicago and became involved in the local theater scene.

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Livingston's first film role was in 1992, in Dolly Parton's Straight Talk. He moved to Los Angeles and was cast in supporting roles in Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade and The Low Life. Livingston landed his first role in a major film in 1996's Swingers. He played the male lead in Office Space, which co-starred Jennifer Aniston and was written and directed by Mike Judge. He also appeared in HBO's Band of Brothers as Captain Lewis Nixon opposite Donnie Wahlberg and Damian Lewis. Going beyond nice-guy roles, Livingston played a Hollywood agent in Adaptation ; a weaselly Ivy League upstart to Alec Baldwin's casino boss in The Cooler ; and teachers in Winter Solstice and Pretty Persuasion . He also appeared as Jack Berger, Carrie's boyfriend in the sixth season of Sex and the City, as well as in the episode "TB or Not TB" of House.

On November 9, 2007, the indie film Holly premiered, starring Ron Livingston in his first turn to film drama. It tells the story of a Vietnamese girl trafficked into the sex trade in Cambodia. Ron plays Patrick, a shady card shark who becomes determined to save Holly from her ill-destined fate.

Summer 2007 saw Livingston on the off-Broadway stage in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's In A Dark Dark House, produced by MCC Theater, alongside Frederick Weller and Louisa Krause. The show ran May 16 through July 27, 2007, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City.

In 2010, Livingston co-starred in the Jay Roach comedy Dinner for Schmucks.

 personal life
Livingston and his Standoff co-star Rosemarie DeWitt began a relationship after meeting each other on the show. After dating for three years, they were married on November 2, 2009, in San Francisco. He was previously engaged to Lisa Sheridan.

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