Joshua Jackson

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We’re changing our ability to survive on our own planet. And that seems like insanity to me.

Joshua Jackson

About Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson stars alongside Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, and Maura Tierney in the Golden Globe award-winning television series “The Affair” on Showtime, which will return for a third season.  He will soon be seen in the independent film Sky which premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.  He previously starred on FOX’s hit show “Fringe” created by J.J. Abrams. Recent feature film roles include starring roles opposite Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, and Catherine Zeta Jones in Lay the Favorite for director Stephen Frears and Inescapable opposite Marisa Tomei. In 2010, Jackson received the 2010 Best Actor Genie Award for his starring role in the Canadian Independent feature film One Week.

Jackson was seen as part of the ensemble cast of the critically acclaimed film Bobby for director Emilio Estevez and starred in the psychological thriller Shutter for 20th Century Fox/New Regency which was shot on location in Tokyo. Additionally, Jackson enjoyed a successful run on London’s West End starring in A Life in the Theatre alongside Patrick Stewart.  The acclaimed comedy was written by the Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award winning, and Oscar nominated David Mamet.

Well known as “Dawson’s Creek’s” fast-talking, self-deprecating Pacey Witter, Jackson has been working in front of the camera for over twenty years. His feature film debut was in Michael Bortman’s Crooked Hearts, which he followed up with The Mighty Ducks trilogy, Digger, and Andre the Seal. Jackson starred in Universal Pictures’ The Skulls, and more recently in Rose Troche’s acclaimed drama The Safety of Objects, the HBO Films version of Moises Kaufman’s groundbreaking play The Laramie Project, and in Regent Films’ Aurora Borealis, as a troubled young man opposite Donald Sutherland.  He had noted cameos in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 11Scream 2Urban Legend, and I Love Your Work.  His additional feature film credits include CursedGossip, Bryan Singer’s Apt Pupil, and Cruel Intentions.

A Vancouver native, Jackson divides his time between his hometown and Los Angeles.

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