Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1960-08-07
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David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is known for playing FBI agent Fox Mulder on the television series The X-Files and writer Hank Moody on the television series Californication, both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards. Duchovny appeared in both X-Files films, the 1998 science fiction-thriller of the same name and the supernatural-thriller The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). He executive-produced and starred in the historically based cop drama Aquarius (2015–16). Duchovny earned an A.B. in English literature from Princeton University, and an M.A. in English literature from Yale University, and has since published three books, Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale (2015), Bucky F*cking Dent (2016) and Miss Subways (2018).
Duchovny married actress Téa Leoni on May 13, 1997. Their daughter Madelaine West Duchovny was born on April 24, 1999. Their son Kyd Miller was born on June 15, 2002. Duchovny is a former vegetarian and a pescetarian.On August 28, 2008, Duchovny announced that he had checked himself in to a rehabilitation facility for treating sex addiction. On October 15, Duchovny's and Leoni's representatives issued a statement revealing that they had separated several months earlier. A week later, Duchovny's lawyer said that he planned to sue the Daily Mail over an article that it ran which claimed that he had an affair with Hungarian tennis instructor Edit Pakay while married to Leoni, a claim that Duchovny has denied. On November 15, 2008, the Daily Mail retracted their claims. Duchovny and Leoni reunited, then separated again on June 29, 2011. In 2012, he declared that he was still married to her, though they were separated. Their divorce was finalized in June 2014. Until their split, the couple lived on the Upper East Side. He then moved to Central Park West on the Upper West Side.Duchovny is supportive of environmentalism and an enthusiast for electric vehicle technology. He appeared as a part of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival in support of the film Revenge of the Electric Car.
Duchovny was born in New York, in 1960. He is the son of Margaret "Meg" (née Miller), a school administrator and teacher, and Amram "Ami" Ducovny (1927–2003), a writer and publicist who worked for the American Jewish Committee. Duchovny's mother is a Scottish Presbyterian emigrant from Aberdeen, Scotland. His father was Jewish; Duchovny's paternal grandfather was a Jewish emigrant from Berdychiv, Russian Empire (now in Ukraine), and Duchovny's paternal grandmother was a Jewish emigrant from Russian Poland (now in Poland). His father dropped the h in his last name to avoid the sort of mispronunciations he encountered while serving in the Army. In the Polish language, duchowny means 'clergyman'. Duchovny attended Grace Church School and The Collegiate School For Boys (from which he graduated as head boy in 1978); both are in Manhattan. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1982 with an A.B. summa cum laude in English literature. He was a member of Charter Club, one of the university's eating clubs. In 1982, his poetry received an honorable mention for a college prize from the Academy of American Poets. The title of his senior thesis was The Schizophrenic Critique of Pure Reason in Beckett's Early Novels. He played junior varsity basketball at Princeton. He earned a Master of Arts in English Literature from Yale University and subsequently began work on a Ph.D. that remains unfinished. The title of his uncompleted doctoral thesis is Magic and Technology in Contemporary Fiction and Poetry.
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Louder Than Words
After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process.
The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.
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The TV Set
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Things We Lost in the Fire
A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Husband, wife, and daughter have moved from Boston to Williamstown. At 16, Samantha treats her mother shabbily, but when the two of them are in a horrific car crash, the mother wills Sam to live, some...
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Trust the Man
Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to...
House of D
In the present, artist Tom Warshaw recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass, a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother bat...
Connie and Carla
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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Real Time with Bill Maher
Each week Bill Maher surrounds himself with a panel of guests which include politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like to discuss what's going on in the world.
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A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann Wil...
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Inside The X-Files
Inside the X-Files for a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Also included are interviews with the cast and creator Chris Carter, never before seen segments from the show, outtakes and a sneak preview...
The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future'
An exploration of how completely different the television series is from the film. The cast and filmmakers underwent quite a change in order to create the film X Files, The (1998). We are also given a...
The X Files
Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonizatio...
Red Shoe Diaries 6: How I Met My Husband
Three separate episodes of the Red Shoe Diaries (1992) tv series - "How I Met My Husband", "Naked in the Moonlight" and "Midnight Bells" - edited together into movie length.
Red Shoe Diaries Movie 10: Some Things Never Change
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Space: Above and Beyond
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Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass
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A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two other people, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare
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Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick
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The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files are marginalized, unsolved cases involving supernatural phenomena. Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses ...
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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Red Shoe Diaries
He gave her his devoted passion. He offered her a lasting relationship. He promised her a secure future. She thought he was all she ever wanted. Until she met everything she ever desired: the perfect ...
Red Shoe Diaries
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Dean is a maverick American film director surprised that his most recent film has been chosen as the Official U.S. Entry at the Venice Film Festival. A beautiful French journalist arrives at the festi...
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A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
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New Year's Day
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