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One of the more accomplished young actors to be immortalized on celluloid in the late 1990s, David Krumholtz has distinguished himself with both talent and the sort of unconventional looks that allow him to be both dashing and nebbish at the same time.


A native of New York City, where he was born May 15, 1978, Krumholtz began his professional career at the age of 13, when he starred opposite Judd Hirsch in the Broadway production of Conversations with My Father. He went on to make his film debut in 1993, appearing as an obnoxious child actor in the Michael J. Fox comedy Life with Mikey. That same year, he had a small role as Wednesday Addams’ (Christina Ricci) socially stunted love interest in Addams Family Values.


Krumholtz’s first truly memorable film role was that of Francis Davenport, the Upper East Side brat who gets Katie Holmes drunk in Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm (1997). The following year, he earned critical praise as Natasha Lyonne’s older brother in Tamara Jenkins’ The Slums of Beverly Hills, a role made particularly indelible by the scene in which the character belts out Sinatra while wearing nothing but his tighty whities. Krumholtz’s profile further increased when he was cast in Ten Things I Hate About You (1999), one of a large crop of bubblegum teensploitation comedies to stampede through multiplexes during the late ’90s. The film was one of the genre’s more critically and commercially successful excursions, and it provided a nice complement to Krumholtz’s other film that year, Barry Levinson’s critically praised Liberty Heights.