Active in Hollywood for over 4 years, John Lithgow has been known for decades as one of the film industry’s finest actors and has landed over 100 roles in films and series to date. His popular roles include those on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rôсk Frôm Thе Ѕun, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2001 and for the 2017 series The Crown, which he won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
John Lithgow’s biography
John Lithgow was born on October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York to former actress Sarah Jane and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who ran the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey. He is said to have lived in different cities during his childhood and youth because his father’s job kept them busy.
Although no details are available about his early days, Lithgow is known to have attended Harvard College, where he earned an AB magna cum laude in history and literature after graduating in 1967 from Utopia, Limited during his Harvard days. After graduating from college, Lithgow received a scholarship to study entertainment at the London Academy of Music and Performing Arts and briefly worked as director of the Arts and Literature department at Pacifica in New York.