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  • Date of birth : 08/11/1978

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Keir O'Donnell (1978)

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Keir O'Donnell is an Australian American actor best known for his roles in the comedy films Wedding Crashers and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He also had guest appearances in episodes of the television series Lost, CSI, and The Closer.

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 early life
O'Donnell was born on 8 November 1978, in Sydney, Australia to an Australian father of Irish descent and an English mother. He grew up in the suburb of St. Ives, outside of Sydney. When he was eight years old he and his family moved to Harvard, Massachusetts, United States. He has one sibling, a brother, Patrick, who is eighteen months older.

 early career
O'Donnell attended high school at The Bromfield School in Harvard, Massachusetts. The Bromfield School has a renowned drama department, and he was involved in numerous productions both on the festival circuit and in community theater. In 1996 he was awarded a Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Acting Scholarship. Upon graduation he joined the first class of the newly created four-year classical theatre acting conservatory at The Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut. The Hartt School of Theatre was established by Malcolm Morrison and Alan Rust . At the Hartt School he performed in numerous plays including Three Sisters, Lysistrata, Twelfth Night, Philadelphia Here I Come, and played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet opposite Hannah Mello, founder of B.Mello Productions. He graduated in 2000 and was promptly accepted into the prestigious Hartford Stage Co. Regional Theatre under the tutelage of Michael Wilson. While there he appeared in Macbeth and A Christmas Carol.

At the beginning of 2001 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue work in film and television. In the fall of 2001 he was cast as a lead in the US premiere of The Man Who Never Yet Saw Woman's Nakedness by Moritz Rinke, at The Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles. The performances were produced in cooperation with The Goethe Institute. It was well received and became a "Pick of the Week" in LA Weekly.

 television work
O'Donnell has also been in numerous television projects including the hit ABC show Lost , an episode of the CBS show CSI (episode "Up in Smoke"), and ab episode of The Closer ("No Good Deed"). He has made several appearances on the first season of the FX series Sons of Anarchy. He appeared in an episode of the FX TV show, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia in the episode "Mac and Charlie Die pt. 2", which aired on 2 October 2008.

O'Donnell was part of the main cast of the ABC documentary-style dramedy television series My Generation, which premiered in Fall 2010, and was canceled after two episodes.

In 2011, he had a recurring role on the Showtime series United States of Tara, appearing for the second half of the third season as Evan, Kate's love interest.

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