Authentic Wisconsin.  Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford was born on October 10, 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Bradley Whitford - Actor and political activist; was born on October 10, 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin. Whitford is most noted for his role of Josh Lyman in the NBC television drama "The West Wing".

Between the ages of three and fourteen, Whitford lived in Wayne, Pennsylvania but returned to Madison where he graduated from Madison East High School (The Purgolders) in 1977.

Whitford married fellow Wisconsin native and actress Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) on August 15, 1992. They lived in Los Angeles with their three children, and both were active with charity.

Whitford portrayed White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in the NBC television drama "The West Wing", for which he was nominated for three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards from 2001 to 2003, winning in 2001. This role also earned Whitford three consecutive Golden Globe Award nominations.

In June 2009, the couple filed for divorce after almost 17 years of marriage and the divorce was finalized in October 2010.

Whitford has appeared in over 45 films, and in over 50 television roles. In 2015, Whitford won a second Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Marcy in "Transparent", and a fifth Primetime Emmy Award nomination for portraying Magnus Hirschfeld in the same series.

Whitford is a political liberal and was an occasional columnist for The Huffington Post until November 2009. Whitford appeared several times on "Real Time with Bill Maher", and was the co-host of "The Majority Report" on Air America Radio alongside Janeane Garofalo. During Wisconsin's 2014 gubernatorial election, Whitford visited multiple University of Wisconsin System campuses in support of Democratic nominee for governor Mary Burke.

In May 2007, Whitford was honored by Alliance for Justice, a nonprofit organization, as the 2007 Champion of Justice.

For more information on Bradley Whitford, visit Wikipedia.

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Above: Whitford on the The West Wing. Joshua Lyman Goes Crazy.

Above: Whitford on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert expaining the he needs a service dog to deal with Trump's Presidency.

Above: Whitford on The Late Late Show with James Corden during Corden's "Walk-and-Talk" monologue, that included fellow West Wing alumni cast member, Allison Janney.

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