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Andy Serkis Born: 04/20/1964
Birth Place: Middlesex, England, GB

Born in Ruslip Manor, West London, England, on April 20, 1964, Serkis' father was an Armenian doctor (the family's surname was original Serkissian) who worked frequently in Iraq, with the family spending a considerable amount of time in the Middle East during the first 10 years of Serkis' life. His initial interest lay with art, and he pursued it as a major while attending Lancaster University. While there, he became involved in theater design and set building, but when he was offered a small role in a student production of Barrie Keefe's "Gotcha," he fell deeply in love with acting. In 1985, he began his professional acting career at the Duke's Playhouse in Lancaster, where he rec...

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