John MALKOVICH

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Actor, Director

AmericanBorn John Gavin MALKOVICH

American actor, director, and producer

Born on December 09, 1953 in Christopher, Illinois , United States (68 years)

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Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois. His paternal grandparents were Croatian, hailing from Ozalj, although he also stated Montenegrin roots as a possibility. His mother was of French, German, Scottish and English ancestry. He grew up in a large house in Benton, Illinois, where his next door neighbor was future basketball star Doug Collins. His father, Daniel Leon Malkovich (1926–1980), was a state conservation director and publisher of Outdoor Illinois, a conservation magazine. His mother, Joe Anne (née Choisser; 1928–2009), owned the Benton Evening News, as well as Outdoor Illinois. Malkovich has three younger sisters and an older brother.



Malkovich attended Logan Grade School, Webster Junior High School, and Benton Consolidated High School. During his high school years, he appeared in various plays and the musical Carousel. He was also active in a folk gospel group, singing in area churches and community events. As a member of a local summer theater/comedy project, he co-starred in Jean-Claude van Itallie's America Hurrah in 1972. Upon graduating from high school, he entered Eastern Illinois University, and then transferred to Illinois State University, where he majored in theater.

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