Aidan Quinn

Biography: Quinn was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 8, 1959. He was raised, together with his four siblings, in both the United States and in his parents' native home of Ireland. His parents immigrated to the US in the 1950's. His father was a professor of English Literature at Rock Valley College in the Chicago area. Quinn attended high school for some time in Dublin. When he was about 19, he tried to become involved with local theatre groups in Dublin, but was not able to accomplish what he was after, so he returned to Chicago. While in Chicago, Quinn did work as a roofer and joined local acting companies.
Aidan Quinn went on to New York for an off-Broadway production of Sam Sheppard's, Fool for Love. His big break in film would come in the 1984 film, Reckless. But it was not until his appearance the following year in Desperately Seeking Susan that he began to gain some attention. Quinn would move throughout the 1980's and 1990's taking roles of sensitive, reflective,
and intelligent characters. His big blue eyes helped viewers see into the "soul" of his characters.
In 1998, Quinn worked along side his two brothers, Paul and Declan , on the film This Is My Father. Quinn was the executive producer and the star of the film. The script was written and directed by Paul, and the cinematography was compliments of Declan. Quinn has a grown daughter, Ava (b. 1989), who is autistic, and a younger daughter, Mia (b. 1998) with wife, Elizabeth Bracco. The couple have been married since September of 1987.

Aidan Quinn's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 67 The Eclipse
Lowest Metascore: 25 Rushlights
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
20 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
48 Stay Mar 21, 2014 Dermot tbd
25 Rushlights Jun 21, 2013 Cameron Brogden 4.0
28 If I Were You Mar 15, 2013 Derek 6.7
35 Allegiance Dec 28, 2012 Lieutenant Colonel Owens 8.0
34 Festival of Lights Nov 9, 2012 Adem tbd
tbd The Stand Up Sep 14, 2012 Sandy tbd
33 The Greening of Whitney Brown Nov 11, 2011 Henry Brown tbd
59 Sarah's Key Jul 22, 2011 William Rainsferd 6.3
tbd The 5th Quarter Mar 25, 2011 Steven Abbate 3.5
56 Unknown Feb 18, 2011 Martin B. 6.4
45 Flipped Aug 6, 2010 Richard Baker 8.0
52 A Shine of Rainbows Apr 23, 2010 Alec 7.0
59 Handsome Harry Apr 16, 2010 Prof. Porter 4.0
67 The Eclipse Mar 26, 2010 Nicholas Holden 5.4
49 Dark Matter Apr 11, 2008 Jacob Reiser 6.2
45 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Apr 30, 2004 Harry Vardon 8.0
36 Stolen Summer Mar 1, 2002 Joe O'Malley 6.2
63 Songcatcher Jun 15, 2001 Tom Bledsoe 8.4
54 Music of the Heart Oct 29, 1999 Brian Turner 8.9
46 Practical Magic Oct 16, 1998 Officer Gary Hallet 6.3
60 Michael Collins Oct 11, 1996 Harry Boland 7.6
45 Legends of the Fall Jan 13, 1995 Alfred Ludlow 7.4