RON LIVINGSTON (Derek) will next be seen in Winter Solstice, which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and stars Anthony La Paglia and Allison Janney. The film was written and directed by Josh Sternfeld. Livingston recently starred in The Cooler, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and opened the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2003. The critically acclaimed film also stars William H. Macy, Maria Bello and Alec Baldwin.
Last year Livingston starred as Jack Berger on the popular HBO series “Sex and the City” opposite Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2001, Livingston starred as Captain Lewis Nixon in HBO’s “Band of Brothers,” for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Supporting Actor category. Livingston also appeared on the Emmy-winning drama “The Practice” as the hot shot Assistant District Attorney Alan Lowe.
In 1999, Livingston starred in the cult hit Office Space for director Mike Judge opposite Jennifer Aniston. In the film, he played a disgruntled young office worker caught up in the corporate rat race. Judge also wrote the film as derived from his animation piece “Milton.” The film has garnered a huge fan base over the years and sells briskly in the home video market.
Livingston’s other film credits include a memorable turn as Nicolas Cage’s agent in Adaptation for director Spike Jonze, Swingers opposite Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, Ink, Two Ninas, A Rumor of Angels, which starred Vanessa Redgrave, Ray Liotta and Catherine McCormack, and the critically acclaimed independent film The Low Life.
Raised in Iowa, Livingston attended Yale University, where he earned his BA in Theatre Studies and English Literature. During his term at Yale, he performed in the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Soon after graduating, Livingston moved to Chicago where he landed roles in a number of theater productions, including shows at the Goodman Theatre. He currently resides in Los Angeles.