JAMES MARSDEN (Rex) has enjoyed success in a wide range of films that have swiftly earned him a distinctive place in Hollywood. Most recently, Marsden starred in the box-office hit 27 Dresses, a romantic comedy in which he played opposite Katherine Heigl.
Previously, Marsden received rave reviews for his starring role in the blockbuster Enchanted, alongside Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey and Susan Sarandon. A romantic fable mixing live action with CGI animation, the Kevin Lima-directed film earned a Best Family Film nomination at the 13th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
Marsden also had a starring role in Adam Shankman’s box office hit Hairspray, which featured John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken. Marsden played Corny Collins, the host of the TV dance show. Hairspray earned multiple award nominations, including Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Acting Ensemble, Best Comedy Movie and Best Family Film, as well as a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Ensemble.
Marsden recently wrapped production on Richard Kelly’s psychological thriller, The Box, in which he stars opposite Cameron Diaz. The film is based on a classic Richard Matheson short story, “Button, Button.”
Marsden also appeared in Superman Returns, opposite Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth and Frank Langella, for director Bryan Singer.
Marsden’s film resume also includes playing Cyclops in the X-Men trilogy, The Notebook, The Alibi, Disturbing Behavior, 10th and Wolf, The 24th Day, Sugar and Spice and Interstate 60.
Among his notable television roles as the character Glen Floy on the final season of the Emmy-winning series “Ally McBeal,” created by David E. Kelley.