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Profile of the Day: Jeff Goldblum

Happy birthday to Jeff Goldblum! Today the actor turns 68.

Goldblum was born on October 22, 1952 in West Homestead, Pennsylvania to Jewish parents, Shirley Jane Temeles, a radio broadcaster, and Harold Leonard Goldblum, a doctor and major in the U.S. Army during World War II. From a young age, Goldblum wanted to become an actor and at 17, went to New York City to study under renowned acting coach Sanford Meisner.

Image: Jeff Goldblum / Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

He began his career on stage before making his way to film. In 1986, he landed his breakout role in the sci-fi horror film The Fly. Goldblum has since starred in a variety of films, including some of the biggest blockbusters of the 1990s, Jurassic Park and Independence Day. He’s even made his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a part in Thor: Ragnorak. He’ll next reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcom in the next installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion.

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