Tony Winner Reed Birney Signs With Paradigm (Exclusive)
The 'Humans' star is now shooting Liz Garbus' 'Lost Girls' opposite Amy Ryan.
Tony winner Reed Birney has signed with Paradigm, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
He won best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play for his portrayal of the family patriarch in Stephen Karam's Tony-winning The Humans. In his review of the production, THR critic David Rooney called Birney and his co-star and fellow Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell "indisputable treasures of the New York stage."
Birney followed up that production with Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's harrowing staging of George Orwell's 1984, playing the sadistic interrogator O'Brien. His other Broadway credits are the plays Casa Valentina (for which he won a Drama Desk award for featured actor), Picnic and Gemini, and Off-Broadway he has starred in Man From Nebraska, I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, You Got Older, Uncle Vanya, Blasted and Circle Mirror Transformation, all to critical acclaim. In recognition of his body of work, he has received the 2006 Obie for sustained excellence, the 2011 Drama Desk Award for career excellence and the Actors' Equity Richard Seff Award.
The stage veteran is also recognizable to screen audiences as congressman turned veep Donald Blythe on Netflix's House of Cards. He also had a major arc on NBC's The Blacklist, and his other television credits include DC Universe's Titans, FX's The Americans, HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and CBS' Madam Secretary. He is now shooting Netflix's true-crime movie Lost Girls, the narrative feature debut of Liz Garbus, starring Amy Ryan, and after that is set for Blumhouse and Universal's political action-thriller The Hunt, directed by Z for Zachariah's Craig Zobel.
Birney continues to be represented by James Suskin of Suskin Management.