James Franco biography

James Franco

Actor, Celebrity

1978 –

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Who is James Franco?

James Edward Franco is an American actor, director, producer, teacher, and author.

His first prominent acting role was a lead part, "Daniel Desario", on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. He is also known for his roles in the films Pineapple Express, Milk, 127 Hours, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oz the Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, and This Is the End. He also had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours, Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2013 he also starred as a villain in Homefront with Jason Statham as the lead.

Franco volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and has taught a class at New York University in feature filmmaking and production. In 2013, he began teaching a course in short film production at the University of Southern California and a course in screenwriting at his alma mater, University of California, Los Angeles. He is a PhD candidate at Yale University.

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Born
Apr 19, 1978
Palo Alto
Also known as
  • James Edward Franco
  • Ted
  • Teddy
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Portuguese American
  • Swedish American
  • Russian American
  • Jewish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Doctorate, Yale University
    English Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts, Tisch School of the Arts
    Filmmaking
  • Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University School of the Arts
    Writing
    ( - 2010)
  • Master of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College
    Fiction writing
  • Master of Fine Arts, Warren Wilson College
    Poetry
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
    English Studies
    (Specialized in Creative writing)
    (2006 - 2008/06)
  • Palo Alto High School
    ( - 1996)
  • Rhode Island School of Design

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on July 23, 2013

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