Tony® Award winner Alan Cumming has had an eclectic career that includes many outstanding performances in theater, feature films, stand-up comedy and writing and directing for film and television. Cumming initially gained attention on the stand-up circuit as the latter half of the comedy duo "Victor and Barry." He has adapted plays for the Royal National Theater and was co-writer and star of the cult BBC2 sitcom The High Life. His unforgettable portrayal of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret was one of the most celebrated performances of recent years.
Since leaving Broadway, Cumming has proven to be one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. This past year, he was seen in X2: X-Men United as the scene stealing "Nightcrawler" and reprised his role as "Floop" in Spy Kids 3D: Game Over. He starred as Cuban Dictator General Batista in the Paramount Classics comedy Company Man, also starring Sigourney Weaver, Woody Allen and John Turturro. His other film credits include Get Carter, Titus, Eyes Wide Shut, Circle of Friends and Prague, for which he received Best Actor honors at the Atlantic Film Festival. Cumming co-produced, co-wrote, co-directed and starred in The Anniversary Party with Jennifer Jason Leigh for Fine Line Pictures. He is set to begin filming New Line's sequel to The Mask, Son of the Mask, opposite Jamie Kennedy and just completed a starring role opposite Willem Dafoe, Barry Pepper and Claire Forlani in Fox Searchlight's White on White.
On television, Cumming starred as the sinister Rooster in the ABC musical production of Annie. The film received a record number of viewers and earned 11 Emmy® nominations with its Tony® Award-winning cast. He hosts Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming, a one-on-one talk show in which he explores the minds of some of his friends and co-stars. Additional television appearances include hosting Saturday Night Live and guest-star roles in episodes of Third Rock from the Sun, Frasier and Sex and the City.
Cumming's first novel, Tommy's Tale, was published in America and the United Kingdom.