Michael Rooker Overview

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Born: April 06, 1955

Born in Alabama, Michael Rooker moved with his eight brothers and sisters and their mother to Chicago following his parents' divorce. A skinny but tough kid, he studied martial arts for 10 years and it paid off. At first he was approached by bullies, but soon put a stop to that when it became clear he could take care of himself. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Goodman School of Drama, then began landing roles in plays in Chicago, including Union Boys, The Crack Walker and The... See All


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