Martin Donovan is an award winning actor, writer and director. Donovan’s film career was launched when he began his long collaboration with Hal Hartley as Hartley gained notoriety as an iconic figure in the independent film movement in the 90’s including Sundance Film Festival winner Trust, Cannes Film Festival favorites Simple Men and Amateur starring opposite Isabelle Huppert as well as Surviving Desire, Flirt and The Book of Life.
Upcoming feature films include Fahrenheit 451 (HBO Films), Indian Horse (Screen Siren Pictures), premiering at TIFF 2017 and Rememory opposite Peter Dinklage and Julia Ormond which premiered at Sundance. In 2015 Martin appeared as Mitchell Carson in Marvel’s Ant-Man with Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lily. Martin shared the Robert Altman Award for ensemble acting at the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar nominated Inherent Vice with Joaquin Phoenix and Owen Wilson. He also appeared in Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist with Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber, as well as Gregor Jordan’s Unthinkable opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Sheen.
Donovan’s past film credits include the Golden Globe nominated The Opposite of Sex with Christina Ricci and Lisa Kudrow; the Grand Jury prize nominated The United States of Leland with Kevin Spacey and Ryan Gosling; The Sentinel opposite Keifer Sutherland and Michael Douglas; the CFCA nominated Living Out Loud opposite Holly Hunter, Danny Devito and Queen Latifah; AFI winner In A Savage Land starring opposite of Rufus Sewell; BAFTA nominated Onegin opposite Liv Tyler; Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia opposite Al Pacino; Independent Spirit Award nominated Nadja and Oscar nominated Malcolm X. Martin also starred in wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Collaborator with David Morse and Olivia Williams which won the prestigious International Federation of Film Critics’ prize (FIPRESCI) at the 2011 Karlovy Vary Interntational Film Festival.
On television Donovan is best known as the corrupt DEA agent and Mary- Louise Parker’s love interest in Showtime’s Emmy Award-Winning series Weeds. Donovan had previously collaborated with Parker in the teen comedy-drama Saved! and Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady with Nicole Kidman for which he won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor. Donovan made his television series regular début in the critically acclaimed drama series Wonderland. Other TV credits include Masters of Horror: Right to Life and Unnatural History. Donovan has played major recurring roles on Starz Network series Boss with Kelsey Grammer, The Firm with Josh Lucas and Juliette Lewis. He recurred on Rogue alongside Thandie Newton, and directed two episodes of the series. He also appeared on five-time Golden Globe Award-Winning Homeland and on the CW’s superhero action-adventure television series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Recent guest starring roles include Conviction, Hannibal, Motive and Beyond.