Noah Wyle Biography

Noah Wyle is an American actor known for his work in films, TV, and theatre. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Noah Wyle
Quick Facts

Birthday: June 4, 1971

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Noah Strausser Speer Wyle

Born in: Los Angeles, California

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Sara Wells (m. 2014), Tracy Warbin (m. 2000–2010)

father: Stephen Wyle

mother: Marjorie Speer

siblings: Aaron Wyle, Alex Wyle

children: Auden Wyle, Frances Harper Wyle, Owen Strausser Wyle

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: Thacher School, Northwestern University

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Noah Wyle is an American actor known for his work in films, TV, and theatre. He is most popular for his role of Dr. John Carter in the medical drama series ‘ER,’ which was about the inner life of the emergency room (ER) in a fictional hospital and portrayed the critical issues faced by the physicians and staff. Starting his career with TV shows, he eventually ventured into films as well. His works on the big screen include a supporting role in the Oscar-nominated legal drama film ‘A Few Good Men’. The film was about the court-martial of two US Marines after the murder of a fellow officer. Over the course of his career, he has played minor and major roles in several TV productions and films, earning a name for himself as an actor to reckon with. Other than his works on TV and cinema, he is also known for his philanthropic endeavors. He often devotes his time to the non-profit organization ‘Doctors of the World’. He is known for supporting various causes such as animal rights and is also a spokesperson for the World Wildlife Fund. In his career so far, he has been nominated for five Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes. He has won a Prism Award and a TV Guide Award.

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Noah Wyle
Childhood & Early Life
  • Noah Wyle was born in Hollywood, California, on 4th June 1971 to Stephen Wyle, an electrical engineer and entrepreneur, and Marjorie, a registered orthopedic head nurse. His father was Jewish while his mother was Episcopalian.
  • His parents divorced when he was still very young. He studied at the Thacher School in Ojai, California. Later, he took part in a Theatre Arts program in the Northwestern University. After his graduation, he trained under acting teacher Larry Moss. During this time, he lived in a small apartment on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Career
  • Noah Wyle’s first credited role was in the drama film ‘Crooked Hearts’ in 1991. It was directed by Michael Bortman. He next appeared in the Oscar-nominated legal drama film ‘A Few Good Men’. Directed by Rob Reiner, the film was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture. The film also did well commercially.
  • He continued his acting career, appearing in movies such as ‘There Goes my Baby’ and ‘The Myths of Fingerprints’.
  • Wyle’s acting career on TV took off with the role of a medical student named John Carter in the medical drama TV series ‘ER’. The show aired from 1994 to 2009 and won as many as twenty Emmy awards. It became the longest running primetime medical drama in the history of American TV. Wyle appeared in the show till 2005, and his performance earned him five Emmy award nominations.
  • In 1999, he played the lead role of Steve Jobs in the TV film ‘Pirates of Silicon Valley’, a biographical drama directed by Martyn Burke. The film revolves around the rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and how it impacts the development of the personal computer. The film was met positively by the critics.
  • His next important role was in the 2001 sci-fi film ‘Donnie Darko’.Though it wasn’t a huge hit commercially, the film received critical acclaim.
  • He played the lead role of Flynn Carsen in the 2004 TV film ‘Librarian: Quest for the Spear’. Directed by Peter Winther, the film was the first installment of the “Librarian” movie franchise. He reprised his role in ‘The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines’ (2006) and ‘The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice’ (2008).
  • Meanwhile, he continued his work on the big screen, appearing in movies, such as ‘The Californians’ (2005), ‘Nothing But the Truth’ (2008) and ‘An American Affair’ (2009).
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  • In 2011, he served as the producer and also played the lead role in the sci-fi TV series ‘Falling Skies’. He played the role of a former history professor who becomes the second-in-command of a militia regiment whose members are fleeing Boston after an alien invasion that devastates the planet. The series aired till 2015.
  • In 2013, he appeared in the film ‘Snake and Mongoose’ directed by Wayne Holloway. From 2014 to 2018, he reprised his role of Flynn Carsen in the TV series ‘The Librarians’. It was a continuation of ‘The Librarian’ movies series.
  • His next works on the big screen were ‘The World Made Straight’ (2014), ‘Shot’ (2017) and ‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’ (2017).
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Major Works
  • One of Noah Wyle’s important works is undoubtedly the 1999 TV film ‘Pirates of Silicon Valley’, where he portrayed Steve Jobs. Directed by Martyn Burke, the film also starred Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates, along with other actors, such as Joey Slotnick, Josh Hopkins, Jeffrey Nordling and John DiMaggio. The film was met with positive reviews and it also won several awards.
  • He is also known for his role in the 2001 sci-fi movie ‘Donnie Darko’. Written and directed by Richard Kelly, the film also starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The film was an average success financially, earning $7.5 million on a $4.5 million budget. It was praised by the critics. It has been named by ‘Empire Magazine’ as one of the best 50 movies of all time.
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Personal Life
  • Noah Wyle’s first wife was Tracy Warbin, a make-up artist whom he married in 2000. They have two children, Owen and Auden Wyle. The couple divorced in 2010.
  • He then married Sara Wells in 2014. They had a daughter named Frances Harper Wyle in 2015.
  • He is involved with various organizations such as ‘Doctors of the World’, ‘World Wildlife Fund and ‘ADAPT’.
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