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Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 15, 1971
SpouseSophie Flack
FactWon the Inaugural NFL Network Fantasy Football League in 2004-2005.

Josh Charles is an American actor. He was born on September 15, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents are Jay Charles, a former city councilman, and Laura Charles, a homemaker. He has two sisters, Lauren and Rebecca. He was educated at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Carnegie Mellon University.

Charles began his acting career in regional theater productions. He made his film debut in the 1988 film Hairspray. He has since appeared in films such as Dead Poets Society (1989), The Marrying Man (1991), Threesome (1994), The Road to Wellville (1994), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Set It Off (1996), Bullets over Broadway (1996), The Truman Show (1998), Being John Malkovich (1999), Sportswriter (1999), High Fidelity (2000), Don’t Say a Word (2001), Pieces of April (2003), The Exonerated (2005), and The Good Wife (2009-2016).

Charles has won several awards for his work, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. He has also been nominated for several other awards, including two Academy Awards.

Charles is divorced from his first wife, Jennifer Hageney. They have two children together. He is currently married to Sophie Flack, with whom he has one child.

Charles has a net worth of $8 million. His salary is $300,000 per episode of The Good Wife.

General Info

Full NameJosh Charles
Date Of BirthSeptember 15, 1971
Height1.8 m
EducationBaltimore School for the Arts, University of Kansas


SpouseSophie Flack
ParentsAllan Charles, Laura Charles
SiblingsJeff Charles, Caroline Flack


AwardsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor...
MoviesDead Poets Society, Bird People, I Smile Back, Four Brothers, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Hairspray, After.Life, S.W.A.T., Adult Beginners, Muppets from Space, Crossing the Bridge, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Seeing Other People, Freeheld, Threesome, Murder in...
TV ShowsThe Good Wife, In Treatment, Sports Night, A Football Life

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1There's certain things that you can do on cable that you can't do here on network TV, so then you have to think outside the box a little bit.
2I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed... When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now it's mainly softball with some friends.
3What I want out of my career is just to work.
4One of the perks of being an actor is to get to meet athletes that you respect. Especially who played before my time. Brooks Robinson is one of those athletes; they just don't make them any nicer.
5My job is to play many different roles with all sorts of different backgrounds and orientations.
6I'm an everything Baltimore fan.
7One thing I've learned about his business is this whole 'plan thing' - it doesn't work.
8I don't have a grand master plan, but I try to be thoughtful when I can and also silly. It's part of the fun.
9My dad said to me growing up: 'When all is said and done, if you can count all your true friends on one hand, you're a lucky man.'
10I grew up in Baltimore. And yes, I am a big sports fan, especially when it comes to my local teams.
11There's a touch of the gambler in anybody really competitive and somebody that's willing to concede that to succeed, sometimes you need to cut corners and to make bold choices.
12Any time you get to dig deeper into your character, you welcome it, especially on a TV show.
13I never considered a career in broadcasting, not even as a kid.
14I'm kind of new to Twitter. I'm about one year in, so I'm a little late to the party.
15It's fun to play a character who lives on the edge, who is an ethical and moral mess, and is paying the price for some of his actions.


1He is of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage on his father's side, and of German, English, and Scottish ancestry on his mother's side.
2Appeared in the US premiere of Neil LaBute's play "The Distance From Here". The cast won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble. [May 2004]
3San Francisco, CA, USA: performed in Caryl Churchill's "A Number" at the ACT Theater. [May 2006]
4Chicago, IL, USA: appeared in the world-premiere of 'Richard Greenberg''s play "The Well-Appointed Room" at the Steppenwolf Theater. [January 2006]
5New York, NY, USA: performed in the world-premiere of 'Adam Bock''s "The Receptionist" at the Manhattan Theater Club. [December 2007]
6Attended The Baltimore School for the Performing Arts with Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett Smith.
7Is a Federico Fellini fanatic.
8Won the Inaugural NFL Network Fantasy Football League in 2004-2005.
9Plays guitar.
10Attended Stagedoor Manor Theater Camp.
11Remains good friends with Dead Poets Society (1989) co-star Ethan Hawke.
12Is a huge Baltimore sports fan, notably the Orioles and Ravens.




Amateur2016/IIIfilmingCoach Gaines
Drunk History2016TV SeriesJay Gould
The Drowning2016Tom
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer2016Taub
Inside Amy Schumer2014-2016TV SeriesLink Donovan / Coach / Fleet Weekums / ...
The Good Wife2009-2016TV SeriesWill Gardner
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt2016TV SeriesDuke
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot2016Chris
Masters of Sex2015TV SeriesDan Logan
Freeheld2015Bryan Kelder
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp2015TV SeriesBlake
I Smile Back2015Bruce Brooks
Adult Beginners2014Phil
Bird People2014Gary Newman
Curiosity2012TV Series documentaryNarrator
Sonnet for a Towncar2010ShortTy Burke
Darwin's Secret Notebooks2009TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
After.Life2009Tom Peterson
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009Subject #2
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2008TV SeriesSean Kelley
In Treatment2008TV SeriesJake
Wainy Days2007TV SeriesBarney
Six Degrees2007TV SeriesRay Jones
The Ex2006Forrest Mead
The Darwin Awards2006Paramedic
Four Brothers2005Detective Fowler
Stella2005TV SeriesJeremy
Seeing Other People2004Lou
S.W.A.T.2003T.J. McCabe
Our America2002TV MovieDave Isay
Meeting Daddy2000Peter Silverblatt
Sports Night1998-2000TV SeriesDan Rydell
Muppets from Space1999Agent Barker
Cyclops, Baby1997Brush Brody
The Underworld1997TV MovieEhrlich
Little City1997Adam
Norma Jean & Marilyn1996TV MovieEddie Jordan
Pie in the Sky1996Charlie Dunlap
Crossworlds1996VideoJoe Talbot
The Grave1996Tyn
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead1995Bruce (uncredited)
Cooperstown1993TV MovieJody
Crossing the Bridge1992Mort Golden
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead1991Bryan
Murder in Mississippi1990TV MovieAndrew Goodman
Dead Poets Society1989Knox Overstreet
Hairspray1988Iggy (as Josh A. Charles)


The Good Wife2012-2014TV Series 3 episodes


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series performer - 1 episode


Curiosity2012TV Series documentary narrator - 1 episode


Broken English2007special thanks
The Hottest State2006thanks
Civic Duty2006special thanks
The Virgin Suicides1999thanks


Burgers, Brew and 'Que2016TV SeriesHimself
Match Game2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Panelist
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Football Life2011-2014TV SeriesNarrator
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2014TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2014TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (uncredited)
The Chew2013TV Series
2012 Baltimore Ravens: Super Bowl XLVII Champions2013DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The Talk2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Education of Alicia Florrick: Making Season One2010Video documentaryHimself
After Hours with Daniel Boulud2007TV SeriesHimself
S.W.A.T.: TV's Original Super Cops2003Video shortHimself
Zog's Place2001ShortHimself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
2nd Annual TV Guide Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: The Best Show You're Not Watching
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryKnox Overstreet


Won Awards

2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic TV Actor

Nominated Awards

2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Comedy SeriesInside Amy Schumer (2013)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Good Wife (2009)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorThe Good Wife (2009)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2012Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2011Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorThe Good Wife (2009)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaThe Good Wife (2009)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesSports Night (1998)
2000Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesSports Night (1998)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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