DOB: September 15, 1971
Background: Charles is originally from Maryland. He performed stand-up comedy at age nine. As a teenager, he spent several summers at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center in New York and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Filmography: He debuted in the John Waters film "Hairspray" in 1988, after which he appeared in the Oscar-winning film "Dead Poets Society." On the big screen he has also appeared in "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" and "Muppets from Space." He also has an extensive TV resume, including a starring role on the ABC comedy "Sports Night," created by Aaron Sorkin and also launching his costars Peter Krause and Felicity Huffman to stardom. Since then, he guest starred on "Six Degrees" in 2007 and on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in 2008. Alongside Embeth Davidtz, he played a patient during the first season of HBO's "In Treatment," and currently he stars as Will Gardner on the CBS legal drama "The Good Wife."
Best Drama Supporting Actor Nomination
"The Good Wife" (2011) - episode "Closing Arguments"; lost to Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones")
Best TV Drama Ensemble Nominations
"The Good Wife" (2012); lost to "Boardwalk Empire"
"The Good Wife" (2011); lost to "Boardwalk Empire"
"The Good Wife" (2010); lost to "Mad Men"
Best TV Comedy Ensemble Nomination
"Sports Night" (2000); lost to "Frasier"
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