Hamish Linklater is a popular American actor and also a playwright who played his most famous role as Matthew Kimble on the American television series Old Christine’s new adventure. As of the year 2020 Hamish Linklater has a Net worth around $6 Million. One thing that sets Linklater apart from many others in his profession is his versatility, his ability to fit in with different characters. You can play various roles with ease, be it in a drama film, thriller, comedy, action, suspense, and various other types of film genres. He is also known for having starred in regular films such as Fantastic Four (2005) Dreadnought (2012) and The Great Short Film (2015)
Hamish Linklater Biography
Hamish Linklater was born in Greater Barrington, Massachusetts on July 7, 1976. He was born to James Lincoln Cormany and Kristin Linklater. Her mother, Kristin Linklater, is a retired Scottish emeritus professor in the Division of Theater Arts at Columbia University. She raised Hamish as a single mother. The American actor is of diverse ethnic origins, from Scottish, English, Belgian, German, Irish, and Swedish.
Linklater was raised in Berkshire, Massachusetts, and started acting when he was just eight years old, playing small roles in Shakespeare. Her acting at that young age was made possible largely due to her mother’s influence as an actress and acting teacher, so acting was never new or strange to Linklater. It became something he did in his spare time, and from there, he began to dream of going higher in the business.
Hamish attended the Commonwealth School, a private high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. Linklater graduated from high school in the year 1994 and then applied to Amherst College, located in Amherst, Massachusetts. He, however, did not complete his college education as he abandoned the line in order to pursue his dream in acting.
After leaving Amherst College, Linklater moved to New York City to start working as a stage actor. Hamish Linklater first made his mark on the theatre. He decided to leave the theatre and moved to Los Angeles to start appearing in television movies. He made his screen debut in 2000 when he was cast as David Turner in Slot. In the same year, Linklater starred in his first television show, playing the role of Dr Bruce Cherry in Gideon’s Crossing. It appeared in 20 episodes between 2000 and 2001.
Hamish Linklater Family
Hamish Linklater is currently a divorcee and a father of two. His first child with ex-wife Jessica Goldberg was born in 2007 and had Lucinda Rose Linklater. Her second child, also a girl, was born in 2017 and had her with her current partner, Lily Rabe.
Away from his immediate family, he has quite a large extended family number. First is her mother, Kristen Linklater, who is quite popular. As an actress and acting teacher, she taught her son most of what she does today, allowing her to earn a lot of money. Kristen Linklater is a Scottish woman born in the United Kingdom on April 22, 1936. Kristen moved to the United States, where she gave birth and raised her only child as a single mother. He now resides in his hometown of Orkney, Scotland. Kristen is an actress, director, acting teacher, vocal coach, and author.
On his mother’s side, Linklater’s uncles are Magnus Linklater, Scottish journalist and writer, and Andro Linklater, non-fiction writer and historian. Linklater also has an aunt named Alison Linklater. He has two cousins, Alexander and Freya Linklater. Her maternal grandmother is Marjorie MacIntyre while his maternal grandfather is Eric Linklater, a British writer.
Facts About Hamish Linklater
Linklater used to be married to Jessica Goldberg, American playwright, screenwriter, and television writer. The couple was married for ten years between 2002 and 2012, and together they share a 12-year-old daughter.
Current Partner – Lily Rabe
Shortly after his divorce from his ex-wife, Linklater began dating American actress Lily Rabe. The couple has been together for six years, and although they are not yet married, the couple has a two-year-old daughter.
TV shows and movies
Some of his most notable television shows are Gideon’s Crossing, Old Christine’s New Adventure, The Fools, Legion, and American Dreams. He has also starred in some top-notch movies like Fantastic Four, Battleship, 42, Brooklyn’s Angriest Man, Ithaca, and The Great Short Film.
Award nominations and victories
Throughout his career, Hamish Linklater has nominated four awards, one of which he has won. The four awards he was nominated for were for his role in The Big Short. His first nomination was at the Circuit Community Awards in 2015. The following year, Linklater was nominated for the Gold Derby Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards. It was at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards that he won the “Ensemble Cast Award”.