Born 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, American actor James Spader had his first major film role in Endless Love (1981), and his first starring role was in Tuff Turf (1985). He rose to stardom in 1986, when he played the rich, arrogant playboy Steff in Pretty in Pink.
Spader has portrayed eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action science fiction film Stargate (1994), the controversial psychological thriller Crash (1996), the erotic romance Secretary (2002) and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (2012). He also voiced and performed motion-capture of the titular character of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
His television roles include those of attorney Alan Shore in the last season of The Practice (1997–2004) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004–2008) (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office (2005–2013).
Spader currently stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist (2013–present) for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations.
Take a look at these photos to see portrait of a young and handsome James Spader.