|This guy's got every woman's attention and every critic's praise. As the forthright legal-eagle boss on David E. Kelley's The Practice, he turns heads weekly. But 36-year-old Dylan McDermott is out to prove he's not just another pretty face.|
Getting his start in the mostly forgotten Hamburger Hill, he broke ground and proved his mettle taking a veritable rainbow of roles, from Clint Eastwood's In the Line of Fire to Miracle on 34th Street to the upcoming Three to Tango, with Neve Campbell and Matthew Perry.
Born in Connecticut and reared in the city that never sleeps, McDermott first got bit by the acting bug when he was thrust into the spotlight by a playwright aunt. He went on to earn a drama degree from Fordham University and made his debut in Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues on Broadway.
But it's his recent success on the ABC drama that has made this hunk a household name. His appearance on Kelley's other hit Ally McBeal also made waves--creating a buzz about the possible romance between McDermott's character and the ever-neurotic Ally (Calista Flockhart)...and catapulting The Practice's ratings.
When he's not on the set, this family man likes to hang at home with wife Shiva Afshar and two-year-old daughter Colette. (Fans of the show may have noticed Shiva's recent role on the discrimination episode.)
So, what did Dylan have to say about his stint with Calista, his flick with Neve and his role with Jodie? You asked...now, find out.
From lilpad: Who did you admire as a child that made you want to act?
From b_m_c: The Practice is a really intense drama. Does the cast joke around between takes to relieve some of the pressure?
From leggyone: Is there any possibility that Bobby and Helen will get back together? They make a great couple.
From nightwing01: Who would you pick to be Bobby's love interest--Helen or Lindsay?
From kimberlyshaw: I heard you were up for the Kyle MacLachlan part in Showgirls. Any other interesting roles we almost saw you in?
From valfan: Would you, if you had the chance, study to be a real lawyer?
From keeeeebler: If you weren't acting, what do you think you might be doing?
From mrspeel: I can't decide whether I enjoyed your performance more in Till There Was You or Home for the Holidays. What's your favorite role to date, and why?
From dyer_rose: Has your privacy been greatly infringed upon since starring in a weekly series?
From edstar: What was it like working with Neve Campbell and Matthew Perry?
From june26: What are your favorite movies of all time?
From hazelmoon: If you were on a deserted island, what three things would you want with you?
From ksteinbknr: What CDs are in your car right now?
From jordan7: How was it working with Jodie Foster as a director in Home for the Holidays?
From buffyluvr69: My girlfriend wants to know--boxers or briefs?
From lu007: Will you be in any future shows with Ally McBeal as your love interest?
From chyde: How did you feel about the show winning its recent Emmys?