|Born||April 15, 1974|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer|
Douglas Spain (born April 15, 1974) is an American film and television actor, director and producer.In 1998 Spain was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the category of Best Debut Performance for his role in the film Star Maps. In 1999 he won the Rising Star Award at the Marco Island Film Festival for The Last Best Sunday and in 2006 he won the Camie award at the Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards for his part in The Reading Room . He has since appeared in various features, including Permanent Midnight , But I'm a Cheerleader , A Time for Dancing , What's Cooking? , Cherry Falls , Delivering Milo and Still Green .
The Reading Room is a 2005 television film that originally premiered on Hallmark Channel. It was directed by Georg Stanford Brown.
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But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 American satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader whose parents send her to a residential inpatient conversion therapy camp to cure her lesbianism. There Megan soon comes to embrace her sexual orientation, despite the therapy, and falls in love. The supporting cast includes Melanie Lynskey, Dante Basco, Eddie Cibrian, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, Katrina Phillips, RuPaul, Richard Moll, Mink Stole, Kip Pardue, Michelle Williams, and Bud Cort.
On television, Spain appeared in the Emmy Award-winning Band of Brothers , and has made guest appearances on Star Trek: Voyager , Pacific Blue , Nash Bridges , Brooklyn South , Becker , The Practice , JAG , Family Law , CSI: Miami , The Mentalist , NCIS , and House M.D. He has directed the films Charity , Online , Crazy , Crazy Too and The Monster .
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