Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo, better known as Alan Alda, is an award-winning American actor, director, comedian, screenwriter, and author. In his long career, he has acted in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. Apart from acting, he has also written and directed many of those projects. He has also penned a couple of autobiographical books. He is best known for playing ‘Hawkeye Pierce’ in the long-running television series 'M*A*S*H.' He has won six 'Emmy Awards,' seven 'People's Choice Awards,' six 'Golden Globe Awards,' and three 'Directors Guild of America' awards so far. He has also received two 'Tony Award' nominations and one 'Academy Award' nomination. He hosted the television show 'Scientific American Frontiers' for 14 years. He has appeared in a number of TV series, game shows, and feature films, including a couple of Woody Allen movies. His most notable movies include 'Paper Lion,' 'Same Time, Next Year,' 'The Four Seasons,' 'Crimes and Misdemeanors,' and 'The Aviator.' He was also part of the political drama series 'The West Wing.' He is also a political activist, and his political beliefs often show up in his works. He is a strong supporter of women's rights and is also involved in charitable works.