Born In: Toronto
Patrick Johannes Adams is an extremely gifted Canadian actor who gained popularity for his role as Mike Ross in the legal drama, ‘Suits’. Blessed with good looks and great talent, Adams jumped the acting bandwagon immediately after completing his studies. His ability to act helped him bag projects in all mediums right from theatre and television to films. Though Adams played a lot of roles, of a superhero, a pro tennis player or even a veteran; his big breakthrough came with the courtroom drama series, ‘Suits’. He played the character of Mike Ross, a college dropout who turns into a fraudulent lawyer. He charmed the audience with his brilliant portrayal. The authenticity that Adams brought to the character gave Ross a novelty and uniqueness that was unseen before. What is interesting is that Adams did not want Ross to be ‘just another lawyer on television,’ and he intended to leave the show after the sixth season. However, an interesting turn in the plot led him to act in the seventh season as well. Nevertheless, Adams was always keen on making the character of Ross ‘one-of-its-kind’ and as such, left the show at the end of the seventh season to have a lasting imprint on the viewers. Not many actors can boast of leaving a successful show, which had been a part of their identity, to honour the work that has been done and immortalize the character. Adams garnered a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role.
Also Known As: Patrick Johannes Adams
Spouse/Ex-: Troian Bellisario (m. 2016)
father: Claude Adams
Born Country: Canada
City: Toronto, Canada
education: University of Southern California
Having starred in more than a dozen television shows and films, Adams’s big ticket to success came when he was cast in a lead role as Mike Ross in the series, ‘Suits’ on basic-cable USA Network. The series went on to become the greatest achievement of his career.
2016, was a big year for Adams in terms of work output. He starred opposite his wife Bellisario, as Tim in the Old Globe Theatre's world premiere production of Anna Ziegler's ‘The Last Match’. The show earned him critical appreciation for his performance. He followed it up with ‘Hourman’ in the action series, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.
Turning to the big screen, Adams was seen in the movie, ‘Car Dogs,’ opposite Academy award winning actress Octavia Spencer in 2017. Following year, he released the short film, ‘We Are Here’, in which he worked as a writer, director and actor along with his wife Troian Bellisario.
Though still early in his profession, Patrick J. Adams reached the magnum opus of his acting career with the legal drama, ‘Suits’. Playing Mike Ross, a college dropout turned unlicensed lawyer, in the super successful series escalated Adams’s career meteorically and gave it a new high. The show became the turning point in his life and made him a popular television personality. Adams played the character of Ross until the seventh season after which he dropped out of the show, citing that the decision was imperative in leaving the beauty of Ross’ character intact. He did not want ‘Mike Ross to be just another lawyer on television’.
Patrick J. Adams first met actress Troian Bellisario in 2009, during the shooting of ‘Equivocation’. They started dating but things started to fall apart soon after that, and they split. However, the show ‘Pretty Little Liars’ brought them back together. Adams was asked to play a guest role in the show in which Bellisario was a main cast. Romance rekindled in 2010, and the two got back together. They got married in December 2016.
In October 2018, the couple welcomed their first child, Aurora. In May 2021, they welcomed their second daughter named Elliot.
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