Beau Bridges has been honored by the Theatre communications group as of May 17th, the list of Honorary Committee members also includes Jason Alexander, Ray Bradbury, John Cho, Gordon Davidson, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Fonda, Ed Harris, Neil Patrick Harris, Allison Janney, Jane Kaczmarek, Alec Mapa, Gates McFadden, Laurie Metcalf, Alfred Molina, Chris Pine, Phylicia Rashad, Tim Robbins, James Roday, Herbert Siguenza, and Noah Wyle. Profiles for each member can be found at the TCG website.
Beau Bridges has appeared in over 60 feature films, including The Other Side of the Mountain, Norma Rae, Heart Like a Wheel, Sordid Lives, Max Payne, and The Fabulous Baker Boys, opposite his brother Jeff for which Beau received the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Society of Film Critics.
In television, Bridges has received 13 Emmy nominations and won three, along with two Golden Globes, for Without Warning: The James Brady Story, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, and The Second Civil War. His recent guest star roles on My Name Is Earl, Desperate Housewives, and The Closer have all garnered Emmy nominations.
On the stage, Bridges performed in the original productions of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine by Father Daniel Berrigan at the Mark Taper Forum, on Broadway in William Inge’s Where’s Daddy? and Peter Ustinov’s Who’s Who in Hell, and Looking for Normal by Jane Anderson at the Geffen Playhouse. Bridges recently appeared with his daughter Emily in Acting: The First Six Lessons, a play they co-authored that will soon be published by Samuel French.
He won a 2009 Grammy for Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth in the category of Best Spoken Word Album. He is currently playing Sally Field’s boyfriend in the TV series Brothers & Sisters and will soon be seen in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants with George Clooney.
Bridges serves on the Board of the Wishtoyo Foundation, which protects the culture and history of coastal communities and fosters responsibility to our marine habitats through education, community action, and citizen enforcement. He also works with Plan USA, an organization that provides support for struggling communities throughout the world by providing financial aid, education, and awareness.