Birth Name: James Nesbitt
Birth Place: United Kingdom
Born in Broughshane, County Antrim, in Ireland on Jan. 15, 1965, Nesbitt was the son of an educator and initially planned to follow his father's footsteps into a career as a French teacher. In his early teens, he experimented with acting at the suggestion of another professor, earning his Equity card at age 17. But performing remained only a passing fancy until Nesbitt's college years, when he dropped out of the University of Ulster after devoting too much of his attention to girls and football. His father recommended that he give classes at the acclaimed Central School for Speech and Drama in London a shot. He made his stage debut in a 1987 production of the musical "Up on the Roof," which ...
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