Aidan Quinn Movies, Early Life, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth

Published Date   05th Sep. 2017, 23:13 pm
Aidan Quinn Movies, Early Life, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Aidan T. Quinn
Nationality: American/Irish
Net Worth: $12 million

Aidan Quinn Movies like A Streetcar Named Desire, Songcatcher, The Eclipse earned him Theatre World Award 1988, Sundance Film Festival-Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast 2000 and IFTA in 2010.


Two times Primetime Emmy Award nominee in 1986 and 2007 Aidan is John Carver of The Last Keepers in 2013. He began his movie career from Reckless in 1984 and continued in 1985 in Desperately Seeking Susan and The Mission in 1986. Aidan Quinn Movies like The Handmaid’s Tale in 1990 has many remakes in different languages. In 1998 Quinn was nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Award for the movie Practical Magic. He also is Theodore Parker‘s voice artist of 2017 The Gettysburg Address.

Early Life

Aidan Quinn was born on 8th March 1959 to parents Teresa and Michael Quinn. Quinn was one among five siblings of his Irish parents. Her father was a teacher of English Literature and his mother was a bookkeeper at a travel agency. Aidan along with other four siblings was frequent interchanging settler to Dublin, Birr and County Offaly in Ireland from Illinois, Chicago. Quinn at the age of 13 along with the family moved to Birr but he moved back to Dublin and worked as a roofer. The period he worked as a roofer he realized his aptitude for acting.


In the year 1978 Quinn after being back to Chicago got training at the ‘Piven Theatre Workshop’. He got enrolled in a play “The Man in 605” as a debutant. Eventually, he did other stage performances in Scheherazade, The Irish Hebrew Lesson and off-Broadway production Fool for Love. The play Fool for Love was under the direction of American playwright Sam Shepard in the period of 1983.

The Aidan Quinn movies era began with a significant role for him in the movie Reckless. The breakthrough role, however, came from the movie Desperately Seeking Susan playing “Dez”. Aidan Quinn movies were followed by controversial television film An Early Frost in 1985. The movie got him an Emmy Award nomination along with recognition in Hollywood.

He was a sidekick in the Robert De Niro’s The Mission followed by a role in Stakeout alongside Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez. In the early part of the decade, Quinn had lost his role of Jesus Christ to Willem Dafoe but landed a role in the film Crusoe in 1989.

During the decade of the 90s, many Aidan Quinn movies appeared along with Legend of the Fall, Benny & Joon, The Handmaid’s Tale, Haunted and Practical Magic. He continued on to be a cast of Michael Collins, Song for a Raggy Boy, This Is My Father and Evelyn. Francis Ford Coppola gave him a cameo role in Mary Shelly novel adaptation of Frankenstein in the same period.

In the promising decade of the 2000s, Quinn portrayal of Paul McCartney was seen in the VH1 television drama, Two Of Us. The same period Quinn played Kerry Max Cook in The Exonerated based on a true story of people on a death row after freeing from the prison.

The NBC drama The Book of Daniel saw Quinn’s portrayal of the main character in 2006 but cancelled in the third week of airing. The second Emmy nomination of Quinn was given by the movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

Another cameo role of Quinn in 2010 as William Rainsford in the French-made film Sarah’s Key delivered his acting with a plot in the time of World War II. The Canadian-Irish drama film Stay in 2013 cast Quinn opposite Taylor Schilling. In the period 2017 Quinn continues to deliver his acting skills by co-starring in the CBS Television series Elementary.

Personal Life, Charity and Net Worth

Quinn is known to married for once. In 1987, Stakeout co-star Elizabeth Bracco ties a knot with Aidan Quinn. The couple brought out two daughters Mia in1998 and Ava Eileen in 1989. The first child was born with autism. Both of the children had small roles in the movies. His first daughter was the baby “David” in the movie Avalon. His youngest daughter Mia played the role of a ghost in the movie The Eclipse in 2009.

Aidan Quinn formerly lived in Englewood, New Jersey and is a resident of Palisades, Rockland County, New York and Marbletown in the Catskill/Woodstock region of Ulster County, New York. He is a hardcore fan of sports and supports the Chicago Cubs, the Green Bay Packers, Michael Jordan, Rory McIlroy and Roger Federer.

Quinn at times played in golf events for the charity at the East Lake Foundation community redevelopment program. He also was a campaigner at Samuel L. Jackson’s “One for the Boys” about the testicular cancer awareness. In 2010, Quinn was a participant of the premiere benefit screening of A Shine of Rainbows for the International Children’s Media Centre (ICMC) and The American Ireland Fund (AIF). He was even a reader of a segment of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis as part of MTV’s “Books: Feed Your Head”literacy promotion PSAs in 1991.

In 2003 Quinn gave a speech in support of awareness of autism in “Night of Too Many Stars” at The Autism Coalition. National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) gave him honorary board membership which was merged with Autism Speaks.

The endorsement of Quinn leads to his present net worth of $12 million in 2017.

Aidan Quinn talks passionately about his lovely family, wife and daughter

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