Born in Chicago to Irish parents, Quinn spent much of his youth in Ireland, where he first became interested in acting. At age 19 he returned to Chicago and became involved in several local theater groups. His onstage debut came in a production of The Man in 60, after which he appeared in many plays, including Hamlet in Chicago's Wisdom Bridge Theater. Following several other acclaimed performances, he landed his first big-screen role, as a low-class biker in Reckless , which costarred Daryl Hannah. His second film, the highly-successful comedy Desperately Seeking Susan , made him familiar to an international audience; he gained further exposure in the role of an AIDS victim in the TV movie An Early Frost , for which he received an Emmy. Since then, he has appeared steadily in high-quality feature films, usually in challenging supporting roles. View All Photos 5. Johnny Rourke says: "Are you with me or not? Johnny Rourke says: Are you with me or not? Alfred Ludlow says: I followed all of the rules, man's and God's.
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Quinn was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Irish parents. His mother, Teresa, was a homemaker, and also worked as a bookkeeper and in the travel business, and his father, Michael Quinn, was a professor of literature. He has three brothers and a sister. His older brother, Declan Quinn, is a noted cinematographer. Though a roofer by trade, Quinn got his start in the Chicago theater at age He trained at the Piven Theatre Workshop. His first significant film role was in Reckless , followed by a breakthrough role in Desperately Seeking Susan as the character "Dez" the love interest of the character played by Rosanna Arquette. He received his first Emmy Award nomination for the role which allowed him to gain recognition in Hollywood. When Universal Pictures picked up the film, the role went to Willem Dafoe. In the meantime, Quinn starred as protagonist in the film Crusoe , finished in
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