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Patrick Adams (born August 27, 1981) is a Canadian actor and director. In Suits, he plays Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout turned unlicensed lawyer.

Early Life & Education

Patrick Johannes Adams was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father is journalist Claude Adams. He attended Northern Secondary School.

Following his parents' divorce, Adams moved from Toronto to Los Angeles at age 19, where he attended the University of Southern California, earning a B.F.A. After earning the Jack Nicholson Award in 2004, which provided scholarships directly funded by the eponymous actor to outstanding performers at the school and earning his BFA, he immediately began working on a production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at the Mark Taper Forum.

Biographical Information

Personal Life

Adams is married to his co-star Troian Bellisario, they meet in 2009, they got engaged, on February 24, of 2014, and then got married on December 10 of 2016. In October 2018, Adams announced the birth of the couple's daughter, Aurora.

Adams was awarded Honorary Life Membership of UCD Law Society in September 2013. Adams plays the guitar and He is also an avid photographer, he owns over 25 cameras, many of his photos getting more recognition after Suits' Behind The Lens and #PJAGallery events.

Career

Adams appeared in episodes of the U.S. series Cold Case and Jack and Bobby, and has since had roles in Lost, Friday Night Lights, Without a Trace, Commander in Chief, Heartland, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, Cupid, and Raising the Bar, He starred as twin brothers in the 2008 ABC pilot Good Behavior, executive produced by Rob Thomas. In 2009, he signed for the male lead in the one hour drama The Dealership, starring opposite Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer, and William Devane.

Adams guest starred in the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars, in the 5th episode; "Reality Bites Me" as Ezra Fitz's college friend, Hardy. In summer 2011, he began starring in the co-lead role of Mike Ross in Suits on the basic-cable USA Network, after being fired from the pilot of NBC’s Friends With Benefits. He appeared in HBO's 2012 TV series Luck as recurring character Nathan Israel.

His work in film includes supporting roles in Old School and Two: Thirteen, and lead roles in Weather Girl (a 2009 Slamdance entry) and the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival competitor Rage, directed by Sally Potter.

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Suits Credits

Mike Ross

Director

Selected Other Credits

Filmography

Television

Other credits

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