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David Duchovny
David William Duchovny
Born August 7, 1960

Mother: Margaret elementary teacher (Retired)
Father: Amram Ducovny (no h) (divorced in 1971) now deceased
Siblings: Daniel (older) and Laurie (younger)
Marital Status: Married, Tea Leoni, May 6 1997
Children: A daughter, Madelaine West and a son, Kyd Miller
Height: 6'0"
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel

Academic History:

I played one Magi in my school nativity play. After that I wouldn't take any other parts. It was like 'I've given our Lord frankincense and you want me to be a spear carrier?'
At the age of 13, David won a scholarship to New York's Collegiate School, an elite private boys' school whose students included the likes of John F. Kennedy Jr. David's nicknames at school included "Duke" and "Doggie." After high school, David went to Princeton where he earned a Bachelor's (AB) degree for English literature in 1982. His senior thesis was "The Schizophrenic Critique of Pure Reason in Beckett's Early Novels." For his Master of Arts degree in English Literature, he went to Yale. David started his acting career at Yale while working on his dissertation, "Magic and Technology in Contemporary Poetry and Prose," which still remains unfinished.

Employment History:
David had various jobs over the years. He has delivered meat, been a teaching assistant, a caterer and bartender. He currently acts and has had many small parts in various TV series and movies. For more information, see David's Filmography.

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a TV series comedy (Californication) in 2008, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a TV series drama (The X-Files) in 1997, American Comedy Award for best guest appearance in a comedy for his performance in The Larry Sanders Show: Flip, GQ Man of the Year 1998, TV Guide Award for best Actor in a drama series 1999. Nominated for 2 Emmys, 4 Golden Globes, and 4 SAG Awards all for his work as Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files.

David's Favorites:
(from XPose #17)
Favorite Authors: Norman Mailer, Elmore Leonard and Thomas Pynchon
Favorite Playwright: Sam Shepard
Favorite TV Show: The Larry Sanders Show
Favorite Music/Bands: The Rolling Stones, the Black Crowes, Sly and the Family Stone, Seventies Funk, disco music
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, basketball, baseball, jogging, racquetball, and swimming.
David and Téa
David and wife Téa Leoni at the 2000 premiere of Return to Me.
David and Laurie
David and sister Laurie Duchovny at the 1997 SAG Awards
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