DOB: April 16, 1965
Background: Cryer is an actor who hails from New York City. He attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center as a teenager and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, where he was classmates with writer-director Boaz Yakin. After high school, Cryer skipped college to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Filmography: Cryer is perhaps best known for being a member of the Brat Pack, appearing the 1986 teen romance "Pretty in Pink" opposite Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy. He also appeared in the big-screen comedies "Hot Shots!" (his first venture with Charlie Sheen) and "The Pompatus of Love." On TV, he starred in several television series: "The Famous Teddy Z" (1989), "Partners" (1995), and "The Trouble with Normal" (2000), all of which were cancelled after a single season. But he has found his longest lasting success in the role of Alan Harper on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," on which he co-starred with Sheen for eight seasons until Sheen was fired from the show the year.
Emmy Awards: Wins - Best Comedy Actor ("Two and a Half Men," 2012) - episode "Frodo's Headshots"; Best Comedy Supporting Actor ("Two and a Half Men," 2009)
Best Comedy Supporting Actor Nominations
"Two and a Half Men" (2011) - episode "The Immortal Mr. Billy Joel"; lost to Ty Burrell ("Modern Family")
"Two and a Half Men" (2010); lost to Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family")
"Two and a Half Men" (2008); lost to Jeremy Piven ("Entourage")
"Two and a Half Men" (2007); lost to Jeremy Piven ("Entourage")
"Two and a Half Men" (2006); lost to Jeremy Piven ("Entourage")
Best TV Comedy Actor Nomination
"Two and a Half Men" (2012); lost to Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")
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