Name: Daniel Jacob Radcliffe
DOB: July 23, 1989
Where: London, England
Years Active: 1999-present
-Only child of Alan George Radcliffe, a literary agent and Marcia Jeannine Gresham, a casting agent
-Went to 2 independent schools as a kid; Sussex House School, a day school in Cadogan Sqaure, in Chelsea, in London, then City of London school, a day school on the North Bank of the River Thames in London's financial district known as the City of London
-In 2000, producer David Heyman asked Radcliffe to audition for the role of Harry Potter for the film adaptation of the book Harry Potter and the Philsopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling. The book title is what it is called in England.
-According to Rowling, she had been searching for a relatively unknown British actor to play the character.
Other Acting Work
-In 2007, he appeared in December Boys, which is about 4 orphans in Australia. At age 17, to show he was not a kid anymore, he starred in the stage play Equus. He took on the lead role of Alan Strang, a stable boy who has an obsession with horses. And this play also required Radcliffe to feel comfortable doing a full nude scene.
-He also lent his voice to an episode of The Simpsons in late 2010. He has also starred in the stage play How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
-In 2012, he has plans for other non-Harry Potter related acting. He plans on starring in the movie The Woman in Black adapted from the 1983 novel by Susan Hill. This movie will be about a man sent to deal with the legal matters of a mysterious woman who has just died and soon after begins to experience strange events and hauntings from a woman dressed in black
-In 2010, he has stopped drinking as he found himself too reliant on it.
-He is a fan of underground and punk rock
-He speaks out against homophobia, doing public service announcements for the Trevor Project, which helps promote awareness of gay teen suicide