Who is John Hamm?
John Hamm is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Don Draper in the hit HBO drama Mad Men. He has also appeared in Black Mirror, Good Omens, Baby Driver, and Bad Times at the El Royale.
St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
The actor has German and Irish heritage. He lost his mother when he was just ten years old. The actor was enrolled at the University of Texas and then at the University of Missouri.
He was with Jennifer Westfeldt between 1997 and 2015. In 2022, he was dating Anna Osceola.
Hamm began his career as an acting teacher, teaching, among others, acting to Ellie Kemper, known for her role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Hamm was not able to find work as an actor for a while, but in 1995 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue it more seriously, although he failed to get work for several years as he worked as a waiter.
The actor got a role in 2000 in the drama series Providence, originally for one episode, but stayed for nineteen episodes in the role of Burt Ridley. The same year, Hamm first appeared in Space Cowboys in a small role. In 2001 and 2002, the actor was in Kissing Jessica Stein, and We Were Soldiers. Between 2002 and 2004, he was in The Division and appeared in various series, like Numb3rs and CSI: Miami.
In 2007, Hamm was cast as Don Draper in Mad Men, a role that brought him a lot of recognition and acclaim. He would win 12 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the part and several other honors.
In 2008, the actor was in The Day the Earth Stood Still and appeared as the host of Saturday Night Life, and guest-starred in 30 Rock. In 2009, Hamm got his first feature film leading role with Stolen. He would go on to appear in The Town, Howl, Sucker Punch, Bridesmaids, and Friends with Kids.
Between 2012 and 2014, the actor appeared in A Young Doctor’s Notebook opposite Daniel Radcliffe. After that, he would join former student Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt.
The actor was in 2017’s Baby Driver by director Edgar Wright and Aardvark the same year. After that, Hamm would appear in Nostalgia and Beirut. He portrayed the Archangel Gabriel in Good Omens, an adaptation of the book of the same name by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
In 2020, he was in Bless the Harts, as well as in Wild Mountain Thyme. In 2021, he appeared in No Sudden Move. In 2022, the actor portrayed Vice Admiral Beau Simpson, also known as Cyclone, in Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise. In addition, Hamm is set to appear in the upcoming films Corner Office and Confess, Fletch.
Hamm gave himself until his 30th birthday to succeed in Hollywood, or else he would pursue something else. Fortunately, he started getting work by the time he was 28 years old.
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