James Patrick Nelson

New York, NY, USA

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James Patrick Nelson is an actor/writer born in Los Angeles and based in New York. He recently starred in the world premiere of "Immortal Longings" by the late great Terrence McNally. He starred in the critically acclaimed production of Bedlam’s "Sense and Sensibility" at the American Repertory Theatre and the Folger Theatre, where he and his cast won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble. He began his Off-Broadway career at Classic Stage Company, in "The Three Sisters" with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" with Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci, and "Ivanov" with Ethan Hawke and Joely Richardson. He has acted with the Mint Theatre, the Flea Theatre, the New Brooklyn Theatre, the Outliers Theatre Company, the New Light Theatre Project, the Fundamental Theatre Project, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Olney Theatre, and the American Shakespeare Center, among many others. He was nominated for two Innovative Theatre Awards for the world premiere of "Old Familiar Faces" in the NYC Fringe. He performed in several workshops of his original play "The Second Sun," which was later made into a feature film. James stars in the multi-award-winning comedy “Love in Kilnerry,” which has screened at dozens of festivals, including the SoHo Int'l Film Festival and the San Diego Int'l Film Festival. He wrote and starred in the award-winning thriller “Adam” and he recently completed post-production on his short film “Waking Up”. He created the short film “Without Touch,” which streams on Dekkoo, where it won an Audience Favorite award. He co-authored the autobiography of the Broadway legend Brian Murray, and performed a solo-play adaptation "Speak What We Feel" at the Judson Church, the Wild Project, and Joe’s Pub. He has six new screenplays and pilots in development. He studied at the Boston University School of Theatre and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.