Dermot Mulroney - Updated Jul 2024

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Dermot Mulroney

Dermot Mulroney is a renowned actor from the United States. Dermot Mulroney is known for his romantic comedy, western, and drama films.

Early Life

Dermot Mulroney opened his eyes to this world on October 31, 1963, in Alexandria, Virginia,  the United States. Currently, he is 60 years old and according to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Scorpio.

In addition, he’s his belief in Christianity and holds US nationality. His full name is Dermot Patrick Mulroney. He belongs to a mixed ethnicity of Irish-German.

Caption: Dermot Mulroney childhood photo (Source: mrDustBin)

He was born to his parents Michael Mulroney and Ellen Mulroney. By profession, his father was a law professor while his mother was a homemaker and amateur actress.

In addition, he was raised along with a sister Moira, and three brothers; Conor, Kieran, and Sean. Since his early age, Dermot was interested in music and played cello in school.

Dermot Mulroney – Education

In terms of his academics, he attended Maury Elementary School. Later, he enrolled at the Interlochen Arts Camp as a cellist. Moreover, he graduated from T. C. Williams High School. He earned his degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in 1985 from Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Professional Career

Dermot Mulroney started his acting debut in the CBS TV movie “Sin of Innocence” in the year 1986. He started as a troubled teenager in two other television productions, “The Drug Knot” (1986) and “Daddy” (1987).

Moreover, he is well known for playing Dirty Steve in “Young Guns” (1988). During this time, he also appeared in “Staying Together” (1989) and “Survival Quest” (1989). He received praise for his performance in “Longtime Companion” (1989).

Further, he appeared in several films, including “Bright Angel” (1990), “Career Opportunities” (1991), and “Where the Day Takes You'”(1992). In 1992, he acted in and played cello in the film “Samantha.” Additionally, he was cast opposite Bridget Fonda in “Point of No Return” in 1993, followed by “The Thing Called Love” and “Silent Tongue” in the following years.

Continued his successful career

He was cast as Madeleine Stowe in the 1994 “Bad Girls.” In 1994, his films “There Goes My Baby” and “Angels in the Outfield” were released. He starred in the cult classic “The Last Outlaw” in 1994. In the 1995 film “Copycat,” he played a smart cop. “How to Make an American Quilt” (1995), in which he co-starred with Winona Ryder.

Caption: The poster of the 1997 film, My Best Friend’s Wedding (Source: IMDb)

His career took off after the release of “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” in 1997, starring Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. It was followed by another major motion picture, “Goodbye Lover,” in 1999. He began his cinematic career in the twenty-first century with “Trixie,” released in 2000. Following it were “Where the Money Is” (2000), “The Safety of Objects” (2001), “Investigating Sex” (2001), and “Lovely & Amazing” (2001).

His portrayal as Randall Hertzel in “About Schmidt” in 2002 gained him widespread acclaim from critics and viewers alike. One of his rare suspense films was “Undertow,” released in 2004. In 2005, he returned to romantic comedies with “The Wedding Date,” “Must Love Dogs,” and “The Family Stone.” His single ‘Griffin & Phoenix’ was released in 2006. “Dante’s Inferno,” “Zodiac,” “Georgia Rule,” and “Gracie” were his films in 2007, followed by “Jolene,” “Burn After Reading,” and “Flash of Genius” in 2008.

“Inhale” (2010), “Abduction” (2011), “J. Edgar” (2011), “The Family Tree” (2011), “Struck By Lightning” (2012), “The Grey” (2012), “Big Miracle” (2012), “Trade of Innocents” (2012), “Space Warriors” (2013), and “Stoker” (2013) were his early 2010s acting works. In 2013, he also appeared in the psychological horror film “The Rambler.”

Recent Works

He has appeared in many films, including “Jobs” (2013), “August: Osage Country” (2013), “Careful What You Wish For” (2015), and “Truth” (2015). In 2015, he starred in the third installment of the horror film series “Insidious.” In 2016, he also appeared in “Dirty Grandpa” and “Lavender.”

He portrayed the main antagonist Francis Gibson in NBC’s “Crisis” (2014), Dr. Walter Wallace in “Pure Genius” (2016-2017), Sean Pierce in Showtime’s “Shameless” (2015-2017), and Bobby Sheridan in USA’s “The Purge” (2018-2019).

Recently, he played the role of Detective Wayne Bailey in the 2023 sixth installment of the Scream film series “Scream VI.” Meanwhile, he also appeared in “You’re Killing Me,” “Shooting Stars,” “The Dirty South,” and “Breakwater” are his recent movie credits. Additionally, he played the main role of  President Ritson in the miniseries “Secret Invasion” appearing in 4 episodes in 2023.


Through his acting career, he has earned several achievements and awards. In 1990, he won the Jury Special Prize in the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema for his works in the film “Bright Angel.” Similarly, he earned the Best Actor in the 1992 Seattle International Film Festival for “Where The Day Takes You.” He also won the Artistic Achievement Award at the 2007 Philadelphia Film Festival.

Dermot Mulroney – Net Worth 2024

Primarily, he makes money through his acting roles in TV series and movies. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $11 million while his salary and income are yet to be under review.

Relationship Status

Dermot Mulroney married producer Tharita Cutulle in 2008. With the marriage, the couple has two kids; Mabel Ray Mulroney, and Sally.

Caption: Dermot Mulroney with his wife, Tharita Cutulle (Source: PurePeoplee)

But in the past, he married American Actress Catherine Keener on 17 November 1990. Before marriage, the couple dated for 3 years. With the marriage, the couple has a son named Clyde Keener Mulroney. The couple divorced on 17 December 2007 after 17 years old their marital relationship.

Body Measurements

Caption: Dermot Mulroney attending a program (Source: Go Fug Yourself)

This American actor stands 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.77 m) and weighs around 70 kg. Moreover, he has dark brown hair with amber eyes color.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@dermotmulroney’ there are over 120k followers. Other than this, he is not present on Facebook and Twitter.