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Paul Sparks Biography

Paul Sparks is an American actor. His birth name is Paul W. Sparks. He is mostly recognized for his roles as gangster Mickey Doyle in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire, writer Thomas Yates in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards, and attorney David Tellis in the Starz anthology drama series The Girlfriend Experience. Sparks has also starred in the films Deception (2008), Afterschool (2008), The Missing Person (2008), Mud (2012), Parkland (2013), Stealing Cars (2015), Thoroughbreds (2017), and The Greatest Showman (2017).

Paul Sparks Age | Family

Sparks was born on 16 October 1971 in Lawton, Oklahoma. He is 47 years old. Paul is the son of  Michael “Mike” Sparks, a high school football coach, and Jane (née Ellis), an elementary school teacher.

Paul Sparks Education | Career

He graduated from Marlow High School in 1990 where his father coached. While he was a student at Marlow Paul was part of the Marlow Outlaw Speech Team (M.O.S.T.). He was coached by Paula and Gary McConnell. Sparks later earned a scholarship to Oklahoma State University to study chemistry. He transferred to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Sparks graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama in 1995.Sparks started playing Mickey Doyle on HBO’s drama series Boardwalk Empire, In 2010. The series later ended in 2014 after five seasons. (April 2006) he Played “Capt. Marvin Holahan” in “Landscape of the Body”, a play by John Guare (Signature Theatre Company at the Peter Norton Space, New York City, New York, USA).

(January 2009) Paul Played “Ejlert Lovborg” in “Hedda Gabler”, a play by Henrik Ibsen, in a new adaptation by Christopher Shinn, from a literal translation by Anne-Charlotte Harvey (American Airlines Theater, New York City, New York, USA).

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Paul Sparks Wife

Paul is married to actress Annie Parisse. The couple mate in 2005. The pair is blessed with two children son Emmett (born 2009), and daughter Lydia (born 2014).

Paul Sparks Movies | Tv Show

Film

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2005HeadspaceJason
2006The TreatmentAndre
2007BlackbirdBaylis
2008Synecdoche, New YorkDerek
2008Rachel Getting Married12 Step Member
2008DeceptionDetective Burke
2008AfterschoolDetective Eclisse
2008The Missing PersonGus Papitos
2008The UnderstudyBobby
2010Please GiveBlind Date
2010Edge of DarknessPolice Detective
2011ReturnEd
2012Forgetting the GirlTanner
2012MudCarver
2012Sparrows DanceWes
2013Trust MeRay
2013ParklandHarry McCormick
2015Stealing CarsConrad Sean Lewis
2016Midnight SpecialAgent Miller
2016All the Birds Have Flown SouthStephen
2016In the Radiant CityMichael Yurley
2017ThoroughbredsMark
2017The Greatest ShowmanJames Gordon Bennett Sr.
2019Ford v. FerrariFilming
TBAHuman CapitalFilming

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1998TrinityRodEpisode: “In a Yellow Wood”
2000Law & OrderPaul LuterikEpisode: “Panic”
2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitMarvin PoseyEpisode: “Manhunt”
2005Law & Order: Criminal IntentKeith DurbinEpisode: “Shibboleth”
2006BrotherhoodAaron3 episodes
2010–2014Boardwalk EmpireMickey Doyle36 episodes
2011Mildred PierceTed HobeyEpisode: “Part Five”
2012–2013UnderemployedGuy Doyle3 episodes
2013M.Y.C.Mickey MothsteinTelevision short
2013Person of InterestWilsonEpisode: “Relevance”
2014BelieveKarl McKenzieEpisode: “Bang and Blame”
2015–2017House of CardsThomas Yates27 episodes
2016The Girlfriend ExperienceDavid Tellis12 episodes
2016The Night OfDon Taylor6 episodes
2017Get ShortyOwenEpisode: “The Pitch”
2017The CrownBilly GrahamEpisode: “Vergangenheit”
2018WacoSteve Schneider6 episodes
2018–presentSweetbitterHowardMain role

Stage

Year

Title

Role

Location/Company

2000Coyote on a FenceBobby ReyburnUrban Stages
2003–2004Take Me OutJason ChenierWalter Kerr Theatre
Shane Mungitt
Kippy Sunderstrom
2004BlackbirdBaylisEdge Theater Company
2005Orange Flower WaterBrad Youngquist
2006Landscape of the BodyMarvin HolahanSignature Theatre Company
2007Essential Self-DefenseYul CarrollEdge Theater Company
2009Hedda GablerEjlert LovborgAmerican Airlines Theatre
2010Dusk Rings a BellRayAtlantic Theater Company
2016Buried ChildTildenThe New Group
2018Edward Albee’s At Home at the ZooJerrySignature Theatre

Paul Sparks Awards | Nominations

Year

Association

Category

Work

Result

2000Drama Desk AwardsOutstanding Actor in a PlayCoyote on a Fence

Nominated

2004Blackbird

Nominated

2005Outstanding Featured Actor in a PlayOrange Flower Water

Nominated

2007Outstanding Actor in a PlayEssential Self-Defense

Nominated

2010Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire

Won

2011

Won

Drama Desk AwardsOutstanding Actor in a PlayDusk Rings a Bell

Nominated

2012Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire

Nominated

2013

Nominated

Film Independent Spirit AwardsRobert Altman AwardMud

Won

2014Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire

Nominated

2016Lucille Lortel AwardsOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayBuried Child

Nominated

Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesHouse of Cards

Nominated

2018Lucille Lortel AwardsOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayEdward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo

Nominated

Drama Desk AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Play

Nominated

Drama League AwardsDistinguished Performance

Nominated

Outer Critics Circle AwardsOutstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Nominated

Paul Sparks Net Worth

Paul has acquired most of his wealth through acting. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million USD.

Paul Sparks Height

Paul has a height of 5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm).

Paul Sparks Images

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Paul Sparks House Of Cards

Sparks portrayed Tom Yates in Seasons 3, 4 and 5 of House of Cards.

Paul Sparks The Greatest Showman

 Sparks portrays James Gordon Bennett Sr. in the film The Greatest Showman.

Paul Sparks Boardwalk Empire

Paul stars as Mickey Doyle in the first, second, third and fourth seasons. Doyle is an Atlantic City bootlegger and the main rival to Chalky White.

Paul Sparks Interview

Adopted from;www.elle.com

PAUL SPARKS, TV’S SEXIEST CREEPER, WANTS TO SUBVERT YOUR EXPECTATIONS

It’s not your imagination: Don on The Night Of is also Tom Yates on House of Cards is also David Tellis on The Girlfriend Experience. Mind. Blown.