- Date of Birth:
- March 12, 1968
- 6' 0"
Aaron Eckhart (born Aaron Edward Eckhart in Cupertino, California on March 12, 1968) is an American film and stage actor. He dropped out of high school but earned a diploma through an adult education course. In 1994 he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film. After college, he lived in New York City as a struggling, unemployed actor. Aaron made is film debut in the black comedy film, In The Company of Men (1997). From there he had roles in Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), and Possession (2002). It was for his part in Erin Brockovich (2000) though that earned him wide recognition. He played George in the critically acclaimed film. In 2006 Aaron received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Nick Naylor in Thank You for Smoking. His breakout role however, was as Harvey Dent in the blockbuster Batman film, The Dark Knight (2008). He has also been in The Pledge (2001), The Core (2002), Rabbit Hole (2010), and Olympus Has Fallen (2013).
Best Known For:
Aaron Eckhart is best known for his portrayal of the comic book character, Harvey Dent, in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008), the sequel to the 2005 film Batman Begins. He is also well known for his role of George in Steven Soderbergh’s drama, Erin Brockovich (2000).
Aaron Eckhart was once engaged to fellow actress Emily Cline whom he met during filming In the Company of Men. However, the couple separated in 1998. From 2006-2007 Aaron dated country music singer and songwriter, Kristyn Osborn. He appeared in the music video “I’m Taking the Wheel.” Before Aaron discovered acting, he wanted to become a songwriter.