Having appeared in a wide range of films over the course of his still young career, James Marsden continues to carve out a distinctive place in Hollywood.
Marsden will next be seen in Jack Schreier’s Robot & Frank opposite Frank Langella, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon. The film will be released on August 24. He will also appear in the upcoming comedy Bachelorette opposite Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Adam Scott for director Leslye Headland which will be release in early September. Both Robot & Frank and Bachelorette were well received at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Marsden recently completed production on the thriller, Loft with Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet and Karl Urban. An adaptation of the 2008 Belgian thriller, Loft follows five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs begin to question one another after the body of an unknown woman is found in the property. He also wrapped production on As Cool As I Am, written and directed by Max Mayer, co-starring Claire Danes.
Marsden recently appeared in Sony Screen Gems’ remake Straw Dogs for director Rod Lurie opposite Kate Bosworth. He also starred in Universal/Illumination’s box office Hop with Russell brand. The film has grossed over $180 million worldwide. In 2011, Marsden was honored with the “Spotlight Award” at the Savannah Film Festival alongside fellow honorees, Oliver Stone, Lily Tomlin and Ellen Barkin.
On the small screen, Marsden appeared in NBC Universal’s hit comedy, 30 Rock, for a multi-episode arc, as Tina Fey’s love interest.
In 2010, Marsden appeared in Neil LaBute's Death at a Funeral. Previously, Marsden starred opposite Cameron Diaz in Richard Kelley's psychological thriller, The Box. And in 2008, he appeared alongside Katherine Heigl in the box office hit 27 Dresses, a romantic comedy for Fox 2000 and Spyglass Entertainment.
In 2007, Marsden received rave reviews for his singing and dancing range in both the box-office smash Enchanted opposite Susan Sarandon, Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey for Disney and in Adam Shankman's box-office hit musical Hairspray opposite John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pheiffer and Christopher Walken. Marsden played Corny Collins, the host of the TV dance show.
Marsden was also seen in Superman Returns for director Bryan Singer as 'Richard White,' a new rival for the affections of 'Lois Lane.' Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Brandon Routh and Frank Langella also starred. Marsden's additional, diverse film credits include Cyclops in the X-men trilogy, the Nick Cassavetes romantic drama The Notebook, Sex Drive, Disturbing Behavior, 10th and Wolf, and Sugar and Spice.
Marsden currently resides in Los Angeles.