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Stephen Root


Stephen Root, one of today's most prolific character actors, can recently be seen as series regular ‘Fuches’ in HBO’s Emmy award-winning hit series BARRY, as well as in HBO’s PERRY MASON alongside Matthew Rhys and John Lithgow. In film, Stephen can be seen in Joel Coen’s adaptation of MACBETH, as well as co-starring in Alan Ball’s drama film UNCLE FRANK, which premiered at Sundance in 2020 and was shortly acquired by Amazon thereafter.

In 2018, Stephen played a pivotal role in the AFI Film Festival winner ON THE BASIS OF SEX, the Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic and starred opposite Melissa McCarthy in the New Line hit comedy LIFE OF THE PARTY. Reuniting with Joel & Ethan Coen and currently streaming on Netflix, Stephen is part of the talented ensemble in THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

In 2017, Stephen was part of Jordan Peele’s box office hit GET OUT. Aside from his feature films, Stephen can also be seen as the titular role on Amazon's hit drama series THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE.

Stephen is a veteran character actor who has over 180 film and television credits to his name. Among them, the series KING OF THE HILL, NEWSRADIO, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, THE WEST WING, NEWSROOM, JUSTIFIED, THE BIG BANG THEORY, TURN and FARGO, as well as the films OFFICE SPACE, O, BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?, and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.

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