Michael Rapaport Biography

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Birth Name: Michael Rapaport
Born: 03/20/1970
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Rapaport's film career took off in 1993 with appearances in four diverse projects, including the delirious Quentin Tarantino-scripted crime adventure "True Romance". Playing the edgy actor friend of Christian Slater, Rapaport held his own amid the formidable ensemble. He also had a small role in writer-director John Singleton's "Poetic Justice" that year. Rapaport graduated to a major role in Singleton's "Higher Learning" (1995) playing a not entirely unsympathetic Midwestern college student who becomes a skinhead in a misguided effort to forge an identity for himself. Later that year, he won praise for his role as a not-too-bright boxer being set up with a prostitute in Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite". In Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls" (1996), Rapaport was Matt Dillon's roommate who was fixated on models. He appeared in supporting roles in "The Pallbearer" (1996), "A Brother's Kiss" (1997) and headlined Nick Gomez's "illtown" (1998).




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