Willem Dafoe Overview

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Born: July 22, 1955

Raised in Wisconsin, Willem Dafoe is the second youngest of eight children who all look and sound alike. But the similarities end there: Willem was the only Dafoe to follow an artistic bent, while the rest of the brood took the well-trod professional route, becoming lawyers, nurses, and doctors. At 17, Dafoe enrolled at the University of Wisconsin. The drama department failed to hold his interest, so he joined Milwaukee's avant-garde Theater X troupe. Two years of touring with the company... See All

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