Name: David William Duchovny( Duchovny is a Slavic word for "spiritual")
Date of Birth: August 7, 1960
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Character on the X Files: Special Agent Fox William Mulder
Currently resident in: Malibu, California
Sign: Sun in Leo, Moon in Aquarius
Weight: 170 pounds
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Mole on right cheek, cleft in chin
Marital Status: Married to actress Téa Leoni Originally met through a luncheon with Tonight Show execs in 1992. Met again five years later in 1997, got married May 6th, 1997.
Children: Daughter, with Leoni, Madelaine West Duchovny born on 24 April 1999
Mother: Margaret "Meg", living in New York, of Scottish origin. Head-mistress at Grace Church School in New York.
Father: Amram "Ron" Ducovny, living in Europe (He dropped the "h" in his last name.) Written several plays and books including: "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" and "Wisdom of Spiro T. Agnew". He is a Brooklyn born publicist for the American Jewish Commitee.
Brother: Daniel, older
Sister: Laurie, younger
Constant Companion: His border collie, Blue (Named for the song Tangled Up in Blue)
Education: Received a scholarship to attend a prestigious private school in Manhattan where his classmates included John F. Kennedy Jr. He then attended Princeton University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. He moved on to Yale University where he holds a Master of Arts in English Literature. He was working on his Ph.D. and was in the process of writing his Ph.D. dissertation when he decided to give acting a try. It would have been called, "Magic and Technology in Contemporary Poetry and Prose".
Facts: He is left-handed and blind in his right eye. He had an accident while playing basketball in high school. He uses dye to keep the colour right and to keep the pupil from dilating too much. Duchovny learned to drive when he was 27. In 1996 he was chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. He tried out for the replacing role (for Val Kilmer) of Batman in Batman & Robin (1997)
David Duchovny once seemed an unlikely candidate to become an actor. A native New Yorker, Duchovny attended Yale University, where he received a graduate degree in English literature to prepare for a career as a teacher. While at Yale, he began commuting to New York to study acting and was soon appearing in off-Broadway plays. In 1987, in the midst of his doctoral studies, he left Yale to pursue acting full time.
Dating History: He is known to have dated actress Sheryl Lee and he briefly dated singer Lisa Loeb in the mid-1990s. He dated actress Perrey Reeves from 1994-96. She appeared as a vampire in the X Files episode 3. There were also rumors of him having dated Winona Ryder in1996.
Off Duty: Sports: David enjoys basketball that he has shown on several occasions, including playing in MTV's Rock-n-Jock Charity basketball game. He also played on Princetons basketball team and has displayed his talent on the "Red Shoe Diaries" and "The X-Files". He also enjoys baseball and again he has played on MTV's Rock-n-Jock Charity Baseball game. He likes swimming, jogging and yoga.
Literature: He enjoys reading and writing poetry, and he likes the works of playwrite/actor Sam Shepard and the author Samuel Beckett.
X Files Trivia: Has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the producers and syndicators of X-Files alleging he's been cheated of his contractual share of profits from series.
He was paid $6,000,000 for the X Files movie Fight The Future.
Hardcore fan group: David Duchovny Estrogen Brigade
Filmography: For television he has made three guest appearances playing himself on The Larry Sanders Show. One episode of that HBO show garnered him an American Comedy Award. He also did voice-over work on The Simpsons, Dr. Katz and Duckman and Frasier, and has twice hosted Saturday Night Live. Before The X-Files, Duchovny was probably best known for his memorable portrayal of Dennis/Denise, the transvestite detective in the television series Twin Peaks, and for his performance opposite Mimi Rogers in the acclaimed feature film The Rapture. He has also had roles in Kalifornia and Beethoven. He played the lead role in the 1997 film Playing God. In 2000, he will be seen in the film Return To Me.
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