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Aidan Quinn
Biographical Information

Sex:M
Age:52
Birth Date:March 8, 1959
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Pig - Yin
Birth Name:
Birth Place:Rockford, IL
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Occupation:Irish actor, film star, Desperately Seeking Susan

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AIDAN QUINN
Aidan Quinn

Biography:Aidan Quinn (born March 8, 1959 Rockford, Illinois, USA) is an Irish-American actor.

Aidan Quinn was born in Rockford to devoutly Catholic, but rather itinerant parents, who raised him in Belfast, Dublin, Offaly, and other places on the island of Ireland. His father was a professor in literature and his mother a homemaker; he has an older brother, Declan Quinn, who is a noted cinematographer. Aidan Quinn got his start in the Chicago theatre at age 19. His first significant film role was in Reckless (1984), followed by a breakthrough role in Desperately Seeking Susan as the character "Dez" (the love interest of the character played by Rosanna Arquette). Quinn next starred in the controversial TV movie An Early Frost, about a young lawyer dying of AIDS (it was broadcast on NBC on November 11, 1985) and co-starred such luminaries as Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara and the late but not forgotten Sylvia Sidney.

Quinn lost a major role when Paramount Pictures dropped the controversial Martin Scorsese movie The Last Temptation of Christ. When Universal Pictures picked up the film, the role went to Willem Dafoe.

Since then, Quinn's roles have been mainly supporting roles in major studio films and leading roles in independent films, including appearances in The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Benny & Joon (1993), Michael Collins (1996), Practical Magic (1998) and Song For a Raggy Boy (2003). Quinn is married to the actress Elizabeth Bracco, sister of actress Lorraine Bracco.

Quinn was nominated in 1986 for an Emmy Award for lead actor in a miniseries or special for his performance in An Early Frost, but he lost to Dustin Hoffman, who won the award for his performance in Death of a Salesman. Quinn later recalled in an interview that he felt relief when he lost, because he had stage fright that night and thought there would be many more nominations in his future, an assumption that did not prove accurate.

In 2006, Quinn starred in the short lived drama The Book of Daniel which ran for 3 weeks on NBC (before being cancelled).

Achievements: (Filmography)
Stolen Summer (2002)
Stakeout (1987)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Chinese Horoscope for Aidan Quinn
Includes characteristics and Vices
Aidan Quinn's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 08, 1959 - January 27, 1960
Birthday: March 8, 1959

The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Scrupulousness
Gallantry
Sincerity
Voluptuousness
Culture
Honesty
Vices:
Credulity
Wrath
Hesitation
Materialism
Gourmandism
Pigheadedness


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Aidan Quinn's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: March 8, 1959

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Aidan Quinn's Growth Tarot Card The Devil

Birthday: March 8, 2011

Inhibitions, blocks and fears which, once removed, release positive energy.

 

 

 

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