Born on September 11, 1959
From Alexandria, Minnesota
John Hawkes as "Mark O'Brien"
Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver (Annika Marks) scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.
|Golden Globe (2012)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role|