PROFILE
Name:
Pablo Schreiber
Birth Place:
April 26, 1978
BIOGRAPHY
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Awake and Sing!

Background:

Pablo Schreiber is an American television, film and stage actor. He received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in “Awake and Sing!” on Broadway. He is also recognized for his roles as Nick Sobotka on the HBO critically acclaimed series “The Wire” (2003, 2008), Johnny Leary in FX's “Lights Out” (2011), Demetri Ravitch in Showtime's “Weeds”(2011-2012) and Anton Little Creek in CBS' “ A Gifted Man” (2011-2012) as well as for his performances in films such as “Bubble Boy” (2001), “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004), “Lords of Dogtown” (2005) and “Into the Fire” (2005).

Schreiber's fans should not miss his promising turns in upcoming films “Fort Bliss” (2013) and  “The Call” (2013) and “Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight” (2013, TV).    

Schreiber currently lives in New York City.


Liev's Brother

Childhood and Family:

Pablo Schreiber was born Pablo Tell Schreiber on April 26, 1978, in Canada. He is the son of American actor Tell Schreiber and Canadian body-based psychotherapist Lorraine Reaveley. His half brother is American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter Liev Schreiber (born October 4, 1967). Pablo moved to Seattle, Washington with his father when he was twelve. He attended an alternative arts high school in Seattle and was on his school's varsity basketball team. Also an amateur rapper, Pablo performed with his friends at several school events. After graduating from high school, he attended   Carnegie Mellon University's theater program.


The Wire

Career:

Pablo Schreiber always dreamed of becoming a professional actor. He started performing in plays in his home state of Washington and went on to appear in many theatrical productions at Carnegie Mellon, including “The Three Sisters,” “Balm in Gilead,” “Frankie and Johnny at The Claire De Lune” and “The Country Wife.” In 2000, he appeared at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park - production of “Julius Caesar,” starring Jeffrey Wright.

Schreiber made his feature film debut as Todd in “Bubble Boy” (2001), a comedy film directed by Blair Hayes and starring Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role. It was followed by roles on films like “The Mudge Boy,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2003 and made the rounds at several gay and lesbian and independent film festivals around the United States during 2003-2004, Jonathan Demme's “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004), where he acted alongside his brother, Liev Schreiber, Loren Marsh's comedy “Invitation to a Suicide” (2004), in which he played the lead role of Kazimierz “Kaz” Malek, and the Catherine Hardwicke directed biopic “Lords of Dogtown” (2005), starring Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch and John Robinson, and the indie drama “Into the Fire” (2005), where he played the role of Sandy Manetti.  

Meanwhile, in 2003, Schreiber debuted on the small screen with the important role of Hank Spruill in the Emmy Award nominated TV film “A Painted House,” adapted from the novel of the same name by John Grisham, and directed by Alfonso Arau for the Hallmark Hall of Fame. The same year, he joined the cast of the HBO crime drama “The Wire” during the show's second season in the role of Nick Sobotka.

Schreiber continued to appear in such plays as “Sin: A Cardinal Deposed” (2004) and Noah Haidle's “Mr. Marmalade” (2005) at the Roundabout Theatre Company, New York before making his Broadway debut opposite Ben Gazzara, Zoë Wanamaker and Lauren Ambrose in the revival of Clifford Odets' “Awake and Sing!”, where he was cast as Ralph Berger. The production opened at the Belasco Theatre on April 17, 2006 and closed on June 25, 2006 after 80 performances and 27 previews. Delivering a bright turn,  Schreiber was nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Featured Actor.  

After his Tony award nominated performance, Schreiber became a staple of the New York theater. He has performed in a number of Broadway and off-Broadway shows, among them Neil LaBute's “Reasons to be Pretty,” “Desire Under the Elms,” “Dying City” at Lincoln Center, “Mr. Marmalade” at Roundabout Theater Co, “Manuscript,” “Sin: A Cardinal Deposed,” “Blood Orange” and “Julius Caesar” at the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Schreiber kept his presence on television by guest starring in television shows such as “ Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2005, 2007), “Law & Order” (2006, 2008), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2007), “The Black Donnellys” (2007), “Fear Itself” (2008), “Life on Mars” (2008), “The Beast” (2009), “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2009), “Three Rivers” (2009), “Medium” (2010) and “The Good Wife” (2011) . Besides, he had recurring roles on “Dirt” (2008, as Jason Konkey), “Army Wives” (2008, as Tim) and “Numb3rs” (2009, as Tal Feigenbaum). From 2008-2011, the actor could be seen working in several films like “Quid Pro Quo,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Favorite Son,” “Breaking Upwards,” “Tell Tale,” “Happythankyoumoreplease,” and “After.”  he played Thomas Jefferson in the 2010 short film “Forefathers”, directed and co-written by Victor Quinaz.

In 2011, Schreiber landed the regular role of Patrick's brother/manager Johnny Leary on the television boxing drama series “Lights Out,” starring Holt McCallany as Patrick “Lights” Leary, a New Jersey native, and former heavyweight champion boxer who is considering a comeback. The show debuted on the FX network on January 11, 2011 and lasted on April 5, 2011 after 13 episodes aired. In July 2011, Schreiber jointed the cast of the popular Showtime series “Weeds” in the recurring role of Zoya's brother, Demetri Ravitch, in its seventh season. He also starred as Anton Little Creek, a shaman and spiritual healer who helps Michael understand his otherworldly experiences, in the medical drama series “ A Gifted Man,” which ran on CBS from September 23, 2011 to March 2, 2012. Co-stars in the series included Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale, Liam Aiken and Julie Benz. On stage,  Schreiber starred in the off-Broadway play “Gruesome Playground Injuries” (2011) at the Second Stage Theatre.     

2012 saw Schreiber guest star in “Person of Interest” (as Tommy Clay) and “Made in Jersey” (as Luke Aaronson) and appear in the films “Allegiance”(with Aidan Quinn, Seth Gabel and Bow Wow) and “Periods.” (starred Philip Quinaz, Alison Fyhrie, Anna Martemucci).  

In 2013, Schreiber portrayed George 'Pornstache' Mendez in the first episode of “Orange Is the New Black”. He also will play Covert Becker in the TV film “Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight” (2013), Staff Sergeant Donovan in the drama film “Fort Bliss” (2013), by director and writer Claudia Myers, and Bryan Macy in the comedy film “The Call” (2013), opposite Kat Foster and Scott Rodgers.


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