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Josh Charles

Josh Charles is an American actor. Josh Charles is well known for the characters he played as Dan Rydell on Sports Night and Will Garner in The Good Wife. Likewise, Josh is a prominent actor in the American film industry. He is a two-time Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe-nominated actor.

Early Life and Childhood

Josh Charles was born on September 15, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and is 52 years old. Likewise, his birth name is Joshua Aaron Charles.

His father, Allan Charles was an advertising executive in the newspaper The Baltimore Sun, and his mother, Laura Charles was a gossip columnist in the same newspaper.

He has a brother named Jeff Charles, who is out of reach to the media. However, he holds American citizenship sand belongs to Jewish, German, and English ethnicities.

Charles attended Baltimore High School for Art and spent several years at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center. He went to art school along with Jade Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur. Later he joined the University of Kansas.

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Caption: Josh Charles playing with his son (Source: NYTimes)

Josh Charles – Awards 

Most importantly, he contributed 2 decades to an acting career. Subsequently, he was nominated several times in different categories.

He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Best Actor in Quality Comedy Series. Both nominations were for the Sports Night.

Similarly, he was nominated in several categories for The Good Wife. Finally, he won the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Dramatic Television Actor in 2014.

Josh Charles – Personal Life

His long-term girlfriend Sophie Flack is the wife of Josh Charles and the couple married in 2013. She is an author and ballet dancer by profession. They have two beautiful children together. First son, Rocco Charles (December 9, 2014), and a daughter Eleanor Charles (August 23, 2018).

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Caption: Josh Charles attending awards with pregnant wife

Professional Life

By the young age of nine, Josh started his performing career as a stand-up comedian. As remember Hairspray (1988), was the debut movie. The following year, he starred in the Oscar-winning movie Dead Poets Society.

To name his starred movies are Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, Dead Poet Society, Threesome, Pie in The Sky, Muppets from Space, S.W.A.T., Four Brothers, I Smiled Back, The DrowningThe Good Wife, etc.

On television, his career skyrocketed in the late 1990s. The long-running show Sports Night is memorable portraying Dan Rydell.

Likewise, in 2009, The Good Wife Show made him very popular. In treatment, Six Degrees, Law and Order: Special Victim,  Master of Sex, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp are some of his television shows.

Likewise, in January 2006, he performed in the world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Well-Appointed Room for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

He supported this with a run at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, representing the cloned brothers in Caryl Churchill’s A Number. In 2007, he made an appearance in Adam Bock’s The Receptionist at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Furthermore, Charles was the narrator of NFL Network’s “A Football Life” on New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in 2011.

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Caption: A shot from The Good Wife (Source: Variety)

Josh Charles – Net Worth 2024

His career is wonderful both in movies and television. Eventually, earning a good fortune. He earns about $490,000 annually. His estimated net worth is $3 million.

Body Measurements 

Josh Charles has a very good height 5 feet 11 inches and weighs about 75kg. His chest measures 41 inches, waist 32 inches, and 15 inches biceps. His eyes are light brown with black hair. Above all, in his late 40s, he remains handsome and dashing.

Josh Charles – Social Media

Josh Charles active on Instagram and Twitter. Hence, he has more than 33.8k followers on Instagram and more than 21.7k followers on Twitter. He doesn’t have an official Facebook account but many fan pages.