Born Nicholas King Nolte on February 8, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska. From the beginning of Nick Nolte’s career, he has played with the media, openly admitting to lying about his private life to create a fiction for public consumption. For that reason, no published biography can be relied on to be entirely accurate. A recovering alcoholic and former drug abuser, Nick Nolte has been divorced three times. His best performances draw on this troubled past and often portray broken men on the path to redemption.
Nick Nolte briefly attended Arizona State University where he showed talent as a football player before being expelled for bad grades. He then moved to Los Angeles to study acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and Stella Adler’s Academy. He was thirty-five before he made his debut as black sheep Tom Jordache in the acclaimed television mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man in 1976.
Nick Nolte made several notable screen performances, including Who’ll Stop the Rain in 1978 and Heartbeat in… read more