Known For: Twin Peaks, Dune, Portlandia, How I Met Your Mother
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Kyle MacLachlan is a star because he can do one thing better than anybody else: play decent guys with time-shares in the netherworld. ‘He's the person you trust enough to go into a strange world with,’ states David Lynch, who directed him in Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, and Dune (1984), MacLachlan’s debut film.
Throughout his storied career, MacLachlan has worked with some of cinema’s most celebrated directors, including Oliver Stone, Steven Soderbergh, Alfonso Cuaron, Luca Guadagnino, Paul Verhoeven, and John Frankenheimer. Other notable film performances include Cliff Vandercave in The Flintstones, and the voice of Dad in Pixar’s Oscar winning film Inside Out.
A few of MacLachlan’s highly acclaimed TV roles include the sophisticated soap opera’s Desperate Housewives, Sex & the City, and the inspirational improv Portlandia. MacLachlan won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his iconic performance as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks, and was also nominated for two Emmy Awards. In 2021, he portrayed President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the international Emmy Award winning limited series Atlantic Crossing.
He most recently co-starred in the Peacock series, Joe vs Carole, a dramatic depiction of the scandalous Tiger King saga. MacLachlan also co-stars opposite Jon Hamm in the film, Confess, Fletch, a reboot of the comedy classic Fletch to be released later this year.
A native of Yakima, Washington, MacLachlan is also an accomplished vintner with his own boutique winery, Pursued by Bear, crafting highly acclaimed wines from his home state. The name is a brilliant homage to perhaps the most famous of all stage directions, “exit, pursued by a bear,” of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. He sees a connection between acting and winemaking in terms of the combination and balance of process, patience, and creativity.