Tony Hale has been nominated for supporting actor in a comedy series for his role in “Veep” for the 68th Emmy Awards. This is not the first time that the actor has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
The other contenders for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series include Louie Anderson (Baskets), Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Keegan Michael (Key, Key & Peele), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Titus Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Hale’s co-star Matt Walsh (Veep), TV Line reports.
Tony Hale plays the role of Gary Walsh in the HBO comedy Veep. The American political satire comedy stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and has been created by Armando Iannucci. It is an adaptation of the British sitcom – “The Thick Of It,” Wikipedia reports.
Hale was born in West Point, New York on Sep.30, 1970 to Rita who worked as a staff assistant to State Representative Kathy Ashe and his father, Mike Hale, taught nuclear and atomic physics, and served in the military, Wikipedia reports.
Tony Hale graduated from Leon School in 1988 and Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a journalism degree in 1992, School of Communication and Arts of Regent University in Virginia in 1995. Hale also studied acting at The Barrow Group in New York.
The actor is known for his role in “Arrested Development” (2003), “Stranger Than Fiction” (2006) and “Veep.” Tony Hale is married to Emmy award-winning makeup artist Martel Thompson. The couple reside in California and have a daughter Loy.
Meanwhile, coming to Hale’s awards and recognition as an actor, he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013. In 2014, he won a nomination.
The second Emmy Award came Tony Hale’s way for Veep in 2015. It was his third nomination. Meanwhile, the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, Sep.18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It will be broadcast live in the U.S. by ABC.
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