James Patrick Nelson

James Patrick Nelson has appeared Off-Broadway in Three Sisters with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci, Ivanov with Ethan Hawke and Joely Richardson (Classic Stage Company)
Rutherford and Son (Mint Theater Company), and The Death of Bessie Smith (New Brooklyn Theater).
He was nominated for two Innovative Theater awards for the world premier of Old Familiar Faces in the NYC Fringe, and he recently starred in the Outliers Theatre Company's inaugural production of The Maids

His first play, The Second Sun, has received numerous workshops around town and most recently played at the Signature Theater Center. He has adapted the play into a feature film, which will be released in 2018.

James stars in the hilarious ensemble feature film "Love in Kilnerry," and the sci-fi feature film "Being". He has just begun shooting the web series "Livin' the Dream". And he plays the title character in the upcoming feature film "Adam," for which he also wrote the screenplay.

James received a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble for the critically acclaimed sold-out production of Sense and Sensibility at the Folger Theater in DC, directed by Eric Tucker. He recently reprised his role in Bedlam's production at the American Repertory Theater.  
Regional Theater: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Mirror Rep), Pericles (Berkeley Repertory Theater), The Group (Actors Theate of Louisville), 
Duchess of Malfi (Actors' Shakespeare Project),  Galileo (Central Square Theatre), The Norman Conquests (Depot Theater), Much Ado About NothingThe Tempest (Olney Theater), and a year long national tour of Romeo and JulietAll's Well That Ends Well, Knight of the Burning Pestle, and A Christmas Carol  (American Shakespeare Center). 
Additional Film/TV: "Tin Man" (NBC pilot), "In Between Men" (New York Television Festival), “Happy Hour Feminism” (BIFF, Best Comedy Short), "Albatross" (Cannes), and the forthcoming "Finer Homes and Gangsters".

James is currently developing three additional feature screenplays and an episodic television series.

Education: BFA Boston University, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.


​Photos by Jeff Mosier.


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