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Jon Hamm

Wish Ball 2018 Welcomes Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm’s nuanced portrayal of the high-powered, advertising executive Don Draper on AMC’s award-winning drama series “Mad Men” has firmly established him as one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actors. He has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Awards in 2016 and 2008, Television Critics Association Awards in 2011 and 2015, a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2011, as well as multiple Screen Actors Guild nominations. “Mad Men” concluded its seventh & final season on May 17, 2015.

Hamm recently appeared in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver opposite Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx, as well as on Radar Pictures’ Beirut opposite Rosamund Pike. In 2015, Hamm loaned his voice to the wildly successful Universal Pictures animated feature, The Minions, alongside Sandra Bullock and Steve Coogan. Hamm’s previous film credits include Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, based on a script by Thomas McCarthy and directed by Craig Gillespie, Friends With Kids, written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt; Bridesmaids with Kristen Wiig; Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Howl with James Franco, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character ‘Brogan,’ The Day The Earth Stood Still with Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby and Kissing Jessica Stein, and We Were Soldiers.

Hamm’s appearances on the Emmy-winning comedy, “30 Rock,” from 2009-2012 earned him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He has also hosted “Saturday Night Live” three times, once in 2008 and twice in 2010 to critical acclaim. Hamm can next be seen in Warner Brothers’ Tag with Ed Helms and Isla Fisher out this June.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Hamm received his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Missouri-Columbia and currently resides in Los Angeles.
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