Celebrated American actor, born in Yakima in Washington state. He made his screen debut in the David Lynch adaptation of Dune in 1984, which he followed two years later with Blue Velvet. Perhaps his most famous role was as Special Agent Dale Cooper in Lynch’s enigmatic TV series Twin Peaks in 1990, which won him a Golden Globe and a pair of Emmy nominations. Has also appeared in Oliver Stone’s film The Doors, HBO’s Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives