Eric Roberts is an Academy Award® nominee for his role in RUNAWAY TRAIN and a three-time Golden Globe® nominee for RUNAWAY TRAIN, STAR 80 and KING OF THE GYPSIES. He also won a Golden Satellite Award for the 2002 season of "Less Than Perfect."
At the Sundance Film Festival, Roberts received critical acclaim in 2006 for his role opposite Robert Downey Jr., playing a mature Channing Tatum in A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS and in 1996 for his starring role in the motion picture IT'S MY PARTY. He also made a profound impact in the Emmy®-nominated television adaptation of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," directed by Jonathan Kaplan and co-starring Anthony Edwards. Eric starred in LA CUCARACHA, which won Best Film at the Austin Film Festival in 1998, and for which Eric won Best Actor in the New York Independent Film Festival that same year.
Eric has diversified in recent years, appearing in Sophie Muller's Mr. Brightside video for The Killers, and Brett Ratner's video for Mariah Carey's Emancipation of Mimi, both award winners. He has also recently appeared on "The L Word," "Heroes," and "Entourage," and in THE DARK KNIGHT.
Other notable performances include his roles in FINAL ANALYSIS, THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, RAGGEDY MAN, BABYFEVER, HEAVEN'S PRISONERS, THE SPECIALIST, and THE GRAVE.
Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area. He began his career as an actor in his late teens in New York City. In 1989 Eric won the Theatre World Award for his role on Broadway in BURN THIS. He returned to the New York stage in 2003 in THE EXONERATED, which he appeared in as part of their touring company as well.