Born October 19, 1945 in Rochester, New York, John Lithgow was destined for the acting world! Raised by his mother, a retired actress, and his father, a theatre director, John grew up surrounded by inspiration to pursue a career in drama! After graduating from Harvard with a degree in history and literature, John Lithgow would study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with the Fulbright Program. From there it wouldn't take long for John to begin his rise to fame!
Upon completion of his studies in London, John Lithgow returned to New York and would make his Broadway debut in 1973's production of The Changing Room. His first play was a huge success, earning him his first Tony Award, and he would go on to star in a number of plays with Meryl Streep in the 1970s, including Secret Service, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and A Memory of Two Mondays.