Ron Livingston is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his lead role as a disaffected corporate employee in the cult classic Office Space. More recently, he starred in HBO's Band of Brothers as Captain Lewis Nixon. He also appeared as Jack Berger, Carrie's boyfriend in the sixth season of Sex and the City, as well as in the episode "TB or not TB" of House.
He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His mother is a Lutheran minister and his father is an aerospace engineer.
Livingston attended Yale University where he received a B.A. degree in Theatre Studies and English Literature. The young actor soon relocated to Chicago and became involved in the city's thriving theater scene. His first film role was in 1992, in Dolly Parton's Straight Talk. Following a move to Los Angeles, Livingston took on supporting roles in Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade and The Low Life, Livingston landed his first role in a major film, 1996's Swingers. Going beyond nice-guy roles, Livingston played a shark-like Hollywood agent in Adaptation (2002), a weasally Ivy League upstart to Alec Baldwin's casino boss in The Cooler (2003) and an unfortunate English teacher in Pretty Persuasion (2005).
His younger brother, John Livingston, is also an actor; sister Jennifer Livingston is a TV news personality at WKBT in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.… Expand
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