Bryan Greenberg

Active - 2004 - 2018  |   Born - May 24, 1978 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Thriller, Crime

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Sporting a memorably handsome, clean-cut, all-American look, actor Bryan Greenberg parlayed that image into a series of roles that directly played off of it. Greenberg grew up as the son of two psychologists in the Omaha, NE area, and entered the arena of professional performance via ballet. At the age of seven, he began local ballet classes and was tapped to perform in the Omaha Ballet's touring production of The Nutcracker -- an assignment that lasted two months. Five years later, the family moved to St. Louis and Greenberg caught his first taste of national exposure (in a commercial for Cookie Crisp cereal), but decided, along with his parents, to put his career on the back burner while he finished high school and formally studied acting at New York University.

In seemingly no time, Greenberg secured an agent and began regularly landing roles, both before and after graduation. Prominent features with Greenberg in the cast included the 2005 romantic comedy Prime (the lead, opposite Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep, as a 23-year-old Jewish boy caught up in a May-December romance with a 37-year-old WASP); the 2007 crime comedy Nobel Son (another lead, this one opposite Alan Rickman as a Ph.D. student kidnapped by some hapless crooks); and the 2008 Kate Hudson-Anne Hathaway romantic comedy Bride Wars. In addition to his work on the big screen, Greenberg had recurring part on One Tree Hill (2003-2006) and took on the regular role of Nick Garrett on the ABC drama October Road in 2007, before moving to cable and starring on HBO's How To Make It In America. Greenberg also branched out into music. In 2007, he released his first album Waiting for Now, which was followed by a second, entitled We Don't Have Forever, in 2011.

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  • Acted with numerous noted stage companies including the Experimental Theater Workshop, the Atlantic Theater Company and the Amsterdam Experimental Workshop.
  • Made TV debut in a 1997 Law & Order episode called "Thrill."
  • Broke into movies with a small role in 1998's A Civil Action.
  • Landed a recurring role on One Tree Hill in 2003.
  • Released his debut album, Waiting for Now, in 2007; several songs were featured on One Tree Hill and October Road.
  • His second album, We Don't Have Forever, released in 2011, features a collaboration with his How To Make It in America co-star Kid Cudi.
  • Met with President Obama in June 2012 as part of a young Hollywood stars luncheon.