Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin - 1975.jpg
Arkin in 1975
BornAlan Wolf Arkin
(1934-03-26) March 26, 1934 (age 84)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, director, screenwriter, musician, singer
Years active1957–present
Jeremy Yaffe
(m. 1955; div. 1961)

Barbara Dana
(m. 1964; div. 1994)

Suzanne Newlander
(m. 1996)
ChildrenAdam Arkin
Matthew Arkin
Tony Arkin
RelativesJoseph Wortis, uncle
Avi, cousin

Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. With a film career spanning six decades, Arkin is known for his performances in Popi, Wait Until Dark, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Catch-22, The In-Laws, Edward Scissorhands, Get Smart, Glengarry Glen Ross, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Little Miss Sunshine, Sunshine Cleaning, and Argo.

He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor twice for his performances in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Little Miss Sunshine and received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in Argo.

Early life

Arkin was born in Brooklyn, New York City on March 26, 1934, the son of David I. Arkin, a painter and writer, and his wife, Beatrice (née Wortis), a teacher.[1] He was raised in a Jewish family with "no emphasis on religion".[2] His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Ukraine, Russia, and Germany.[3][4][5][6] His parents moved to Los Angeles when Alan was 11,[3] but an 8-month Hollywood strike cost his father his job as a set designer. During the 1950s Red Scare, Arkin's parents were accused of being Communists, and his father was fired when he refused to answer questions about his political ideology. David Arkin challenged the dismissal, but he was vindicated only after his death.[7]

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