American actor James Spader made his debut in films with ‘Team-Mates’ (1978) and in television with series ‘The Family Tree’ (1983). His real breakthrough came with the film ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ (1989) which paved way for other notable films like ‘Stargate’ (1994), ‘Crash’ (1996) and ‘Secretary’ (2002) where he essayed different eccentric characters. However, he is best known for playing Alan Shore in TV series’ ‘The Practice’ (2003–2004) and its spin-off ‘Boston Legal’ (2004–2008) that won him three Primetime Emmy Awards.
Resolved to pursue acting, Spader dropped out of school and moved to New York City. He did odd jobs on his way to become a full-time actor and strived initially before earning his first major role. With time he evolved as a fine actor delivering some of his best roles in blockbuster movies and popular TV series. However, many of his works were also rejected by critics and audience as his worst performances.
Filmography of James Spader includes top grossing films like ‘Stargate’, ‘Wolf’ (1994) and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015); popular TV series like ‘The Practice’ and ‘The Blacklist’ (2013–present); as also box-office disappointments like ‘Crash’ and ‘Supernova’ (2000).