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Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 22, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Yakima, Washington, USA Profession: actor

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Plucked from obscurity, clean-cut Kyle MacLachlan became a movie star overnight when he landed the lead in the epic space opera "Dune" (1984), but the film's disastrous critical reception nearly consigned him to the role of "has been" just as quickly. Luckily for MacLachlan, he had a guardian angel in David Lynch, the visionary director who had cast him in the adaptation of the classic science fiction novel. Lynch would give MacLachlan the starring role in his next film, "Blue Velvet" (1986) and a lead role on the surrealistic television series "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91). The former would eventually be regarded as a cinematic masterpiece, while the latter became an instant sensation during its first season. Big box office success, however, continued to elude MacLachlan with overlooked vehicles like the sci-fi thriller "The Hidden" (1987) and Oliver Stone's facile Jim Morrison biopic "The Doors" (1991), as well as starring in the laughing stock that was "Showgirls" (1995), which later developed a rabid cult following. MacLachlan would make a modest return to notoriety on television with recurring parts as the wealthy, impotent husband of Charlotte York on "Sex in the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), and later...

Plucked from obscurity, clean-cut Kyle MacLachlan became a movie star overnight when he landed the lead in the epic space opera "Dune" (1984), but the film's disastrous critical reception nearly consigned him to the role of "has been" just as quickly. Luckily for MacLachlan, he had a guardian angel in David Lynch, the visionary director who had cast him in the adaptation of the classic science fiction novel. Lynch would give MacLachlan the starring role in his next film, "Blue Velvet" (1986) and a lead role on the surrealistic television series "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91). The former would eventually be regarded as a cinematic masterpiece, while the latter became an instant sensation during its first season. Big box office success, however, continued to elude MacLachlan with overlooked vehicles like the sci-fi thriller "The Hidden" (1987) and Oliver Stone's facile Jim Morrison biopic "The Doors" (1991), as well as starring in the laughing stock that was "Showgirls" (1995), which later developed a rabid cult following. MacLachlan would make a modest return to notoriety on television with recurring parts as the wealthy, impotent husband of Charlotte York on "Sex in the City" (HBO, 1998-2004), and later on the guilty pleasure "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ). And while the endearingly stiff MacLachlan became known as a respected working actor, continuing to appear in film and episodic television, there remained the lingering impression of a promising career unfulfilled after such an auspicious beginning under the tutelage of David Lynch.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  As Ye Sow (1993) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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2.
3.
 Slipp Jimmy Fri (2006)
4.
5.
 Librarian: Quest for the Spear, The (2004) Edward Wilde
6.
 Touch of Pink (2004) Spirit Of Cary Grant
7.
 Northfork (2003) Mr Hope
8.
 Miranda (2002) Nailor
9.
 Xchange (2001) Fisk/ Toffler 2
10.
 Me Without You (2001) Daniel
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Acted in high school and college productions
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Joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland
1982:
Returned to Seattle; performed at the Empty Space Theater
1985:
Feature acting debut in "Dune"; also first collaboration with David Lynch
1986:
Scored critical success as the hero in Lynch's "Blue Velvet"; starred opposite Laura Dern
1987:
Starred in the underappreciated horror film "The Hidden"
1988:
Acted opposite Dern in the off-Broadway production of "The Palace of Amateurs"
1989:
TV acting debut, the CBS TV-movie "Dream Breakers"
1990:
Played Special Agent Dale Cooper on Lynch's ABC series "Twin Peaks"; received Emmy (1990, 1991) nominations for Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1991:
Played supporting role of drummer Ray Manzarek in Oliver Stone's "The Doors"
1992:
Reprised role of Agent Cooper for Lynch's prequel "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me"
1993:
Made TV directorial debut with "As Ye Sow," an installment of the HBO chiller series "Tales from the Crypt"
1994:
Portrayed prehistoric yuppie Cliff Vandercave in the live-action feature "The Flintstones"
1994:
Played a rookie prison guard during the 1971 uprising at Attica in John Frankenheimer's HBO movie "Against the Wall"
1994:
Appeared in the Showtime movie "Roswell"
1995:
Appeared in Paul Verhoeven's critically panned "Showgirls"; scripted by Joe Eszterhas
1996:
Co-starred with Elisabeth Shue in David Koepp's "The Trigger Effect"
1996:
Portrayed a 1950s Tennessee bootlegger in Showtime's "Moonshine Highway"
1997:
Appeared as Nastassja Kinski's husband in Mike Figgis' "One Night Stand"
2000:
Featured as a smooth agent in Figgis' experimental "Time Code"
2000:
Cast as Claudius in Michael Almereyda's modern-dress "Hamlet"
2000:
Landed recurring role as Dr. Trey MacDougal, Charlotte's (Kristin Davis) husband on the hit HBO series "Sex and the City"
2001:
Played supporting role in the ensemble film "Perfume"
2001:
Cast in Sandra Goldbacher's "Me Without You"
2004:
Portrayed the ghost of Cary Grant in the romantic comedy "Touch of Pink"
2006:
Played attorney David Swain on ABC's legal drama "In Justice"
2006:
Joined the second season of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Orson Hodge, a love interest for Bree Van de Kamp (Marcia Cross)
2009:
Cast in the biographical drama "Mao's Last Dancer," directed by Bruce Beresford
2011:
Played the Mayor on IFC comedy series "Portlandia"
2012:
Cast alongside Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener in the comedy-drama "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding," directed by Beresford
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Education

Eisenhower High School: Yakima , Washington -
University of Washington: Seattle , Washington - 1977 - 1981

Notes

"I was shooting 'The Trial', living in Prague in a miserable Russian made trailer, reading Kafka, dreaming about insects, going mad. And then someone puts this script in my hand, and there it is, Barney and Fred and Wilma and Betty, and I hear the quarry whistle, and I figure, what better place to take a vacation than Bedrock."---Kyle MacLachlan quoted in Rolling Stone, June 30, 1994.

"Oh, that was a horrible movie. I was so disappointed, I was embarrassed. It was a real lesson for me in going to look at the dailies and seeing remarkable stuff, and then seeing it all put together."---MacLachlan on the ridiculous "Showgirls" to Empire, January 1998.

"I'm a voyeur. As an actor, I'm always observing. So whether I'm in London, Italy or the South of France, I just try to know what works in certain areas of the world. It's putting the clothes together with the location, environment and the people. Then I feel confident, anything that makes me feel confident is a step in the right direction."---MacLachlan, regarding his fashion 'secret' to Daily News, June 11, 2000.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Laura Dern. Actor. Together c. 1985-89.
companion:
Lara Flynn Boyle. Actor. Met on set of "Twin Peaks" (1990); separated in 1992.
companion:
Linda Evangelista. Supermodel. Born on May 10, 1965 in St Caterine, Ontario, Canada; began relationship in November 1992; announced engagement in May 1996; separated in July 1998.
wife:
Desiree Gruber. Fashion publicist. Dating as of June 1999; reportedly became engaged in summer 2001; married April 20, 2002.
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