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Birth name Sean MacKenzie BridgersNationality USABirth 15 march 1968
(51 years) at Chapel Hill (USA
Sean Bridgers (born Sean MacKenzie Bridgers; March 15, 1968) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, well known for his role as Johnny Burns on the HBO series Deadwood and on the SundanceTV original series Rectify as Trey Willis. Additional to many roles in television and film since 1991, Bridgers received acclaim and awards for the independent film Paradise Falls, which he wrote and produced. He also received praise for his lead role in Lucky McKee's horror film The Woman and another Moderncine film, Jug Face, as well as notable roles in Sweet Home Alabama and Nell.
Bridgers was born in 1968 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to Ben and Sue Ellen Bridgers. Ben was the tribal attorney for the Cherokee Indian tribe and published a memoir and books of poetry. Sue Ellen is a novelist with 7 published novels. Sean Bridgers graduated from St. Andrew's-Sewanee School and Western Carolina University. In interviews Bridgers has mentioned that as a screenwriter he is influenced by his favorite author Mark Twain and developed an interest in acting after seeing Robert Duvall in Tender Mercies when he was 14 years old. As a result of admiring Duvall's performance, Bridgers started watching everything by Tender Mercies screenwriter Horton Foote, and Duvall and Foote became his biggest creative influences. His son Jackson Bridgers has acted in roles on Justified and Deadwood, as well as his daughter Kate Bridgers, who starred in Bridgers' 2012 short, The Birthday Present.