22 Facts About Billy Crudup


Billy Crudup is a four-time Tony Award nominee, winning once for his performance in Tom Stoppard's play The Coast of Utopia in 2007.


Billy Crudup has starred in numerous high-profile films, including Without Limits, Almost Famous, Big Fish, Mission: Impossible III, Watchmen, Public Enemies, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Jackie, and Alien: Covenant, in both lead and supporting roles.


Billy Crudup has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his performance in Jesus' Son, and received two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations as part of an ensemble cast for Almost Famous and Spotlight, winning for the latter.


Billy Crudup starred in the streaming television series Gypsy and The Morning Show, the latter of which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award and a Critics' Choice Television Award.


Billy Crudup has spoken of his late father, who died in 2005, as an "incessant gambler and hustler salesman" who continuously sought "to hit the jackpot" throughout his life.


Billy Crudup left New York with his family when he was about eight years old, first living in Texas, then in Florida.


Billy Crudup graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1986.


Billy Crudup acted for UNC-STV's most popular show, General College.


Billy Crudup was a member of the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon.


Billy Crudup then studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts graduate acting program, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1994.


Billy Crudup began acting in films such as 1996's Sleepers, 1997's Inventing the Abbotts, and 1998's Without Limits, where he played the role of running legend and Olympian Steve Prefontaine.


Billy Crudup then played lead guitarist Russell Hammond from Stillwater, the fictional band at the center of Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous.


Billy Crudup completed filming Watchmen with director Zack Snyder in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Billy Crudup portrayed former US Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner in a TV film about 2008's financial crisis, Too Big to Fail.


Billy Crudup received a 2002 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as the title character in The Elephant Man on Broadway, as well as a 2005 nomination for his role as Katurian in the Broadway production of The Pillowman, starring Jeff Goldblum, which closed on September 18,2005.


Billy Crudup starred in The Metal Children, an off-Broadway play written and directed by Adam Rapp in 2010.


In 2011, Billy Crudup received a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actor in a Play for his role in the Broadway revival of Arcadia.


From 1998 to 2005, Billy Crudup was the narrator for the US television ad campaign "Priceless" for Mastercard.


Billy Crudup said in 2005 that appearing in the ads "changed my life", in that they gave him the financial freedom to pursue the acting work that he wanted to do.


From 1996 to November 2003, Billy Crudup was in a relationship with actress Mary-Louise Parker.


Billy Crudup was seven months pregnant with their son, born in January 2004, when Crudup ended their relationship and began dating actress Claire Danes.


Since 2017, Billy Crudup has been dating British actress Naomi Watts after they met on the set of the Netflix drama series Gypsy.