Thomas Sadoski

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Thomas Sadoski
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Thomas Sadoski at the PaleyFest 2013 panel for The Newsroom
Born (1976-07-01) July 1, 1976 (age 43)
Education Circle in the Square Theatre School
Years active1998-present
Kimberly Hope
(m. 2007;div. 2015)

Amanda Seyfried
(m. 2017)

Thomas Sadoski (born July 1, 1976) is an American stage, film, and television actor. He is best known for his roles as Don Keefer in the HBO series The Newsroom and as Matt Short in the sitcom television series Life in Pieces .


Personal life

Sadoski was born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in College Station, Texas. [1]

Sadoski attended the University of North Texas in Denton, TX for one semester. He graduated from New York's Circle in the Square Theatre School in 1998. [1]

Sadoski married Kimberly Hope in 2007. They divorced in October 2015. [2] Sadoski began dating actress Amanda Seyfried in early 2016. [3] He confirmed his engagement to Seyfried on September 12, 2016. [4] The couple married on March 12, 2017. [5] On March 24, 2017, it was announced that the couple had welcomed a baby girl. [6]

Sadoski is a board member of the non-profit INARA. The organization helps displaced children to get the medical treatment they need, following injuries related to conflict. [7]

Stage career

Sadoski began his award-winning stage career as the understudy for Mark Ruffalo and Mark Rosenthal in the Off-Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed play This is Our Youth at the Second Stage Theatre. [8] It marked the first of many productions with the New York-based theatre company. He has appeared in many Broadway and Off-broadway productions as well as many productions in regional theaters. In 2008, he originated the role of Greg in Neil LaBute's play reasons to be pretty for MCC Theatre alongside The Newsroom co-star Alison Pill. After a critically lauded sold-out run Off-broadway, it transferred to Broadway in April 2009 where it earned 3 Tony Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best Actress: Marin Ireland, Best Play) as well as 3 Drama Desk Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best Director: Terry Kinney and Best Play), [9] two Outer Critics Circle Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best New Play), [10] and three Drama League Award nominations (Best Play, Distinguished Performance Awards: Sadoski and Ireland). [11] Neil LaBute credits Sadoski for inspiring the critically noted change in tone in reasons to be pretty from the playwright's earlier works saying: “His own thoughtfulness and good heart helped me to not fall back on anything that I had done before. My plays usually end darkly. I always thought that was real life, that there were always shades of gray, but he helped me see some other colors in the palette.” [1] In 2011, he originated the role of 'Trip Wyeth' in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities for which he won an Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award. [12] The play (which, also after a sold out Off-Broadway run, was transferred to Broadway in November 2011) was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle in 2011. [13] Sadoski has also been seen on Broadway alongside Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alison Pill in John Guare's House of Blue Leaves . [14]

Stage (partial)
1998 This Is Our Youth Kenneth Lonergan Warren/Dennis understudy McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York, NY/ Fairbanks Theatre, New York, NYProfessional debut
1999 Gemini Albert Innaurato Randy HastingsSecond Stage, New York, NY
2000 The Hot l Baltimore Lanford Wilson Paul Granger III Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
2000 The Skin of Our Teeth Thornton Wilder Henry AntrobusWilliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
2001 Street Scene Elmer Rice Samuel KaplanWilliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
2001The Waverly Gallery Kenneth Lonergan Daniel Reed Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
2002Left Richard Nelson EddiePowerhouse Theatre, Poughkeepsie, NYWorld Premiere
2002The General From America Richard Nelson Matlack/ Pauling Alley Theatre, Houston, TX/ Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, NY
2003Where We're Born Lucy Thurber TonyRattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2004 Reckless (Broadway) Craig Lucas Tom/ Tom, Jr/ Man in Ski Mask Biltmore Theatre, New York, NYSadoski's Broadway debut
2004Rodney's Wife Richard Nelson TedWilliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MAWorld Premiere
2005Moonlight and Magnolias Ron Hutchinson David O. Selznick Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA
2006Jump/CutNeena BeeberPaulJulia Miles Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2006The Mistakes Madeline Made Elizabeth Meriwether BuddyBleecker Street Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2006All This Intimacy Rajiv Joseph TyMcGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2006/2007 The Santaland Diaries David Sedaris CrumpetLong Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
2007Stay Lucy Thurber BillyRattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2007Dissonance Damian Lanigan Hal Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MAWorld Premiere
2007The JokeSam MarksEddieStudio Dante, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2008 reasons to be pretty Neil LaBute Greg Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2008 Becky Shaw Gina Gionfriddo Andrew Second Stage Theatre New York Premiere
2009 reasons to be pretty (Broadway) Neil LaBute Greg Lyceum Theatre, New York, NYLaBute's Broadway debut
2010The Bridge Project II:

As You Like It , The Tempest

William Shakespeare Touchstone,


BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater, Brooklyn, NY

Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, HK

Esplanade Theatre, Singapore, SG

Théâtre Marigny, Paris, FR

Teatro Español, Madrid, ES

Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghhausen, DE

Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, NL

The Old Vic, London, UK

Teatro Palacio Valdés, Avilès, ES

Directed by Sam Mendes
2011 Other Desert Cities Jon Robin Baitz Trip Wyeth Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2011 The House of Blue Leaves (Broadway) John Guare Billy Einhorn Walter Kerr Theatre, New York, NY
2011 Other Desert Cities (Broadway) Jon Robin Baitz Trip Wyeth Booth Theatre, New York, NY
2012Build Michael Golamco Kip Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CAWorld Premiere
2015The Way We Get By Neil LaBute Doug Second Stage Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2017Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow Halley Feiffer Andrey Williamstown Theater Festival; Williamstown, MAWorld Premiere
2018 Belleville Amy Herzog Zack Pasadena Playhouse; Pasadena, CA
2019White Noise Suzan-Lori Parks Ralph Public Theater; New York, NY [15] World Premiere
2019Grand HorizonsBess WohlBenWilliamstown Theatre FestivalWorld Premiere


Sadoski made his feature film debut in 2000 in Amy Heckerling's romantic-comedy Loser . [16]

Release DateTitleRoleDirectorNotes
2000 Loser Chris Amy Heckerling Film debut
2002 Winter Solstice Chris Bender Josh Sternfeld Sound Pictures
2003 Happy Hour ScottMike Bencivenga
2004 Company K Corp. Richard MundyRobert Clem
2008The New TwentyFeliz CanavanChris Mason Johnson
2009Split (Short)OliverJamie Buckner
2012 30 Beats JulianAlexis Lloyd
2012BFF (Short)Jack Neil LaBute Official selection Tribeca Film Festival
2013The DramaticsGordon BullardScott Rodgers
2014Take CareDevon Liz Tuccillo Official selection SXSW
2014It's Okay (Short)HimTamar LevineOfficial selection Palm Springs International Short Fest [17]
2014 Wild Paul Jean-Marc Vallée Fox Searchlight
2014 John Wick Officer Jimmy Chad Stahelski
2015 I Smile Back DonnyAdam SalkyOfficial Selection Sundance Film Festival
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 Officer Jimmy Chad Stahelski
2017 The Last Word Robin SandsMark Pellington
2017The Games We Play (Short)PaulAnnika Marks and Rich Newey


In 2011, Sadoski was cast as a lead in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom . [18] His previous television work includes multiple guest starring roles in 3 of the Law & Order franchise shows as well as an arc on As the World Turns as drug dealer Jesse Calhoun.

2005 Law & Order Robert Barnes1 episode ( Season 16, Episode 9: "Criminal Law")
2007 As the World Turns Jesse Calhoun8 episodes (April 23, 2007 – May 16, 2007)
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Patrick Cardell1 episode (Season 7, Episode 4: "Lonelyville")
2009 Ugly Betty Patrick1 episode (Season 3, Episode 11: "Dress for Success")
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Joe Thagard1 episode (Season 11, Episode 10: "Anchor")
2012–2014 The Newsroom Don Keefer3 seasons, 25 Episodes (Series Regular)
2013–2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nate Davis2 episodes (Season 15, Episode 8: "Rapist Anonymous"; Season 15, Episode 15: "Gridiron Soldier")
2015 The Slap Gary [19] 1 season, 8 episodes
2015–2019 Life in Pieces Matt4 seasons, 79 episodes (Series Regular)


In January 2011, Stephen King's audiobook recording of Mile 81 was released for which Thomas Sadoski was the narrator. [20] AudioFile magazine said of his work: "Sadoski’s matter-of-fact narration of the monster's deeds makes the tale that much more unnerving to hear". [21] Publisher's Weekly agreed saying: "Thomas Sadoski provides smooth, matter-of-fact narration that acts as a counterpoint to the chilling and unnerving story line". [22]

2012 Mile 81 Stephen King Audiobook
2013 reasons to be pretty Neil LaBute Radio play, recorded for LA TheatreWorks [23] [24]
2013reasons to be happyNeil LaButeRadio play, recorded for LA TheatreWorks
2015The Children's Crusade Ann Packer Audiobook
2016 Zero K Don DeLillo Audiobook

Awards and nominations

2008 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Becky Shaw Nominated
2009 63rd Tony Awards Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Reasons To Be Pretty Nominated
2009 Drama Desk Award Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play Reasons To Be Pretty Nominated
2009 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Reasons To Be Pretty Nominated
2009 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actor in a Play Reasons To Be Pretty Nominated
2011 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Other Desert Cities Won
2011 Obie Awards Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor Other Desert Cities Won

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