Reed Birney Bio, Age, Wife, Filmography, Titans, Blacklist, The Humans, Awards


Reed Birney is an American actor who has had jobs both on Broadway and off-Broadway. He was born on September 11th, 1954 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Reed has starred in the films The Menu(2022) and Mass 2021.

He went to Boston University and studied in the School of Fine Arts for two years. He then moved to New York City where he had classes that were sponsored by the National Academy of Television Art and Sciences.

Reed Birney Age

He was born on September 11th, 1954 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He is 68 years old as of 2022.

Wife | Reed Birney And Constance Shulman

He has been married to Constance Shulman who is an actress and they have two children together.

Reed Birney Brother

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Reed Birney Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $ 1.5 million as of 2023.

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Reed Birney Broadway

He performed Casa Valentina and The Humans on Broadway. He also appeared in the adaptation of Uncle Vanya by Annie Barker at the Soho in 2012.


Birney went to Boston University, the School of Fine Arts for a long time. Subsequent to moving to New York City, he went to classes supported by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Birney showed up Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1976 in Gemini by Albert Innaurato. He has shown up in numerous plays Off-Broadway since, including Bug (2004) and Circle Mirror Transformation (2009).

He has performed on Broadway in Casa Valentina (2014) and The Humans. Birney showed up in the Annie Baker adjustment of Uncle Vanya at the Soho Rep in 2012.

Charles Isherwood in his survey for The New York Times expressed: “The irreplaceable Reed Birney is as imperatively moving a Vanya as I’ve yet to see…” He was named for the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actor in a Play, for Uncle Vanya.

He won the 2016 Tony Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, for The Humans; the 2014 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, for Casa Valentina; and the 2010 Obie Award, Performance, for Circle Mirror Transformation.

Reed got a Special Drama Desk Award in 2011, regarding his profession.

He showed up off-Broadway in the play by Tracy Letts, Man from Nebraska, which opened in January 2017 (sneak peeks) at the Second Stage Theater.

As of May 2017, he stars as O’Brien in the Broadway creation of 1984. His TV exhibitions incorporate Matthew Lester in Kane and Abel, Mr. Prescott on Gossip Girl, Donald Blythe on the Netflix arrangement, House of Cards, Tom Connolly in The Blacklist and Dr. Adamson on Titans. Birney is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University.

Reed Birney Titans

He plays the character role of Dr. Adamson, The Messenger. This gritty take on the “Teen Titans” franchise follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong.

Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special girl possessed by a strange darkness, get involved in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth.

Hot-headed Starfire and lovable Beast Boy join them along the way as together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes fighting evil.

First episode date: 12 October 2018
No. of episodes: 11 (list of episodes)
Original network: DC Universe
Developed by: Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti

Reed Birney Blacklist

He has been playing the character role of Tom Connolly in this TV series since 2013. For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington has been one of the globe’s most wanted fugitives.

But then he agreed to work with the FBI to catch his “blacklist” of mobsters, spies, and international terrorists — on the condition that he must work with profiler Elizabeth Keen.

Red’s true intentions — choosing Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection — are unclear. Does Liz have secrets of her own? Red promises to teach Liz to think like a criminal “to see the bigger picture,” whether she wants to or not.

No. of episodes: 114 (list of episodes)
Network: NBC
Production location: New York City
Spin-off: The Blacklist: Redemption

Reed Birney The Humans

Reed played the role of Erik in this play. Humans is a one-act play written by Stephen Karam. The play opened on Broadway in 2016 after an engagement Off-Broadway in 2015.

The Humans was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.

First performance: 30 September 2015
Characters: Erik; Deirdre; Richard; Fiona “Momo” Blake; Aimee; Brigid
Playwright: Stephen Karam
Setting: An apartment in lower Manhattan
Place premiered: Roundabout Theatre Company – Laura Pels Theatre

Reed Birney House of Cards

In three seasons of the House of Cards, he portrayed Rep. Donald Blythe. U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge in this Netflix original production.

Promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support, his efforts help to ensure the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency.

But Walker changes his mind before the inauguration, telling Underwood he’s too valuable in Congress. Outwardly, Underwood accepts his marching orders, but secretly he and his wife Claire, an environmental activist, make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies.

As the series progresses, Underwood ascends through the ranks of the government — until his death, at which point Claire gains power.

Based on the U.K. miniseries of the same name, the U.S. version offers a look behind the scenes at the greed and corruption in American politics. A number of real-life media figures make cameo appearances.

First episode date: 1 February 2013
Production location(s): Baltimore, Maryland; Joppa, Maryland; (sound stage)
No. of episodes: 73 (list of episodes)
Genres: Political drama, Political thriller

Reed Birney Law And Order

He played five different characters in different seasons of Law and Order. The detectives that are part of the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit investigate crimes of sexual nature.

While the focus of the other shows in the `Law & Order’ franchise largely deal with murder cases, the SVU detectives frequently deal with crimes, such as rapes, in which the victim survives and assists authorities in the investigation.

The series features a cast of veteran actors, including Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek and, after the first season, rapper Ice-T. Occasional crossover episodes feature detectives from other series in the `Law & Order’ franchise.

No. of episodes: 445 (list of episodes)
Theme song: Theme of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Networks: NBC, USA Network

Reed Birney Gossip Girl

He plays the character role of Mr. Prescott in this TV series.

High school is over for the privileged former students at an exclusive prep school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, but Gossip Girl still shares text-messaged scoops on scandals and heartache.

As the graduates embark on their futures, with some attending college and others focusing on burgeoning careers, Gossip Girl continues to stir the pot and feed any potential scandals.

And still, the identity of Gossip Girl remains a mystery. From executive producers Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Leslie Morgenstein, Bob Levy, and Joshua Safran.

First episode date: 19 September 2007
No. of episodes: 121 (list of episodes)
Production location: East End
Narrated by: Kristen Bell (as Gossip Girl)

Reed Birney Tony Speech | Acceptance Speech: Reed Birney – Best Featured Actor in a Play (2016)

Reed Birney Twitter

He has no official Twitter page.

Awards And Nominations

Awards And Nominations

  • Drama Desk Award
  • Tony Award
  • Drama Desk Award
  • Drama League Award
  • Tony Award
  • Drama Desk Award
  • Outer Critics Circle Award
  • Drama League Award


Here is a list of his movies;

  • Changeling
  • Four Friends
  • Morning Glory
  • Uptown Girls
  • Adult World
  • Crimewave
  • The Ten
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Girl Most Likely
  • In Your Eyes
  • Mad Women
  • Molly’s Theory Of Relativity
  • The Greatest Man in the World
  • Twelve Thirty
  • Lost Girls
  • Jackrabbit
  • Occupy, Texas
  • Dinner with Jeffrey
  • Not a Pretty Picture
  • Last Pick-Up
  • Circus Lives
  • Chain Letters
  • The Last
  • Shy Guys