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    Born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts

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The Blacklist (2013)

James Spader as "Raymond "Red" Reddington"

When former government agent and fugitive Raymond "Red" Reddington surrenders to the FBI, he makes them an offer they can't refuse. On the mysterious condition that he work only with recent Quantico graduate Liz Keen, he agrees to help put away criminals from a list that he compiled, which includes politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists -- starting with long-thought-dead terrorist Ranko Zamani. As the two pursue their quarry, Red forces the rookie profiler to think like a criminal to see the bigger picture.

Golden Globe (2015) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

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Best of Late Night TV: Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Emotional Interview,' Kevin Spacey's Tiger Beat Audition (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Apr 28th 2015, 2:56AM

Apr 28th 2015, 2:56AM

'The Blacklist' Primer: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Sunday's Premiere

Posted by
Mehera Bonner on Jan 29th 2015, 7:30AM

Jan 29th 2015, 7:30AM

New 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Shows Our Heroes Torn Apart (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jan 13th 2015, 11:15AM

Jan 13th 2015, 11:15AM

The New 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Brings the Heat (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 12th 2015, 6:11PM

Jan 12th 2015, 6:11PM

Everyone Wants Thor's Hammer in This 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Teaser (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Oct 29th 2014, 5:30AM

Oct 29th 2014, 5:30AM

James Spader Says His 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Villain Is 'Bats--t Crazy'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 23rd 2014, 10:30AM

Oct 23rd 2014, 10:30AM

Harry Lennix Says 'The Blacklist' Season 2 Is 'Season 1 on Steroids'

Posted by
Alana Altmann on Sep 22nd 2014, 10:00AM

Sep 22nd 2014, 10:00AM

Paul Reubens Will Get Bad for 'The Blacklist'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 22nd 2014, 12:15PM

Aug 22nd 2014, 12:15PM

Here's Your First Terrifying Look at Ultron From 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (PHOTO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 16th 2014, 9:35AM

Jul 16th 2014, 9:35AM

James Spader's Ultron Is a 'Robot Who's Genuinely Disturbed,' Says Joss Whedon

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 25th 2014, 5:00AM

Apr 25th 2014, 5:00AM

James Spader Is Doing an 'Unbelievable Job' in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' Says Marvel Chief

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Mar 18th 2014, 6:00AM

Mar 18th 2014, 6:00AM

'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Marvel Chief Kevin Feige Drops James Spader, Ultron Details

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Oct 23rd 2013, 8:30AM

Oct 23rd 2013, 8:30AM

Scarlett Johansson and James Spader Offer Brief Updates on 'Avengers 2'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Sep 30th 2013, 7:30AM

Sep 30th 2013, 7:30AM

'The Avengers: Age of Ultron': Why Joss Whedon Cast James Spader as His Villain

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Sep 12th 2013, 10:00AM

Sep 12th 2013, 10:00AM

Who Is Ultron, James Spader's Villainous 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Character?

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 30th 2013, 8:30AM

Aug 30th 2013, 8:30AM

'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' Casts James Spader as Title Villain

Posted by
Laura Larson on Aug 29th 2013, 7:30AM

Aug 29th 2013, 7:30AM

'Mannequin' 25th Anniversary: See A Young James Spader From 1987

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Feb 16th 2012, 9:55AM

Feb 16th 2012, 9:55AM

'Pretty in Pink' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Mar 3rd 2011, 8:30AM

Mar 3rd 2011, 8:30AM

Toronto the Sexy?

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Annette Bourdeau on Mar 25th 2010, 6:00AM

Mar 25th 2010, 6:00AM

Is Good Fan Art a Myth?

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Mar 10th 2010, 10:50AM

Mar 10th 2010, 10:50AM

Their Best Role: Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'Secretary'

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Feb 16th 2010, 7:40AM

Feb 16th 2010, 7:40AM

Happy Belated Birthday, James Spader

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 8th 2010, 3:02PM

Feb 8th 2010, 3:02PM

Shelf Life: Sex, Lies And Videotape

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Jan 6th 2010, 4:45PM

Jan 6th 2010, 4:45PM

Review: Shorts

Posted by
Peter Martin on Aug 21st 2009, 9:15AM

Aug 21st 2009, 9:15AM

James Spader Remembers John Hughes

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Aug 11th 2009, 6:03AM

Aug 11th 2009, 6:03AM

Cinematical Seven: Our Favorite Sex Creeps

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 28th 2009, 6:09PM

Jul 28th 2009, 6:09PM

Jon Cryer and James Spader Try On Robert Rodriguez's 'Shorts'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on May 30th 2008, 8:37AM

May 30th 2008, 8:37AM

The Latest Poster for Hugh Jackman's 'Deception'

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Apr 17th 2008, 2:32PM

Apr 17th 2008, 2:32PM

Stars in Rewind: The Turf is Tuff for James Spader and Robert Downey Jr.

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 28th 2008, 12:32PM

Jan 28th 2008, 12:32PM

More Stargate -- And Not the MacGyver Kind

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Jul 21st 2006, 12:31PM

Jul 21st 2006, 12:31PM


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