Keith Carradine has starred in over seventy feature films and five Broadway shows, and has released two LP Albums of his music. His song “I’m Easy” from Nashville (1975) won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for “Best Song” and was a Billboard Top Ten single.
Carradine has been chosen repeatedly by some of our best and most daring filmmakers to star in their films. Among those are Robert Altman for McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Thieves Like Us (1974) and Nashville; Alan Rudolph for Welcome To L.A. (1976), Choose Me (1984) and The Moderns (1988); and Walter Hill for The Long Riders (1980) and Southern Comfort (1981). Other notable film credits include Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby (1978) and Ridley Scott’s The Duellists (1977).
He stars opposite Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Ehle in Director Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion, which premiered at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival. This spring he will work again with director Alan Rudolph, in the film Ray Meets Helen. Recent film appearances include Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) opposite Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and Cowboys & Aliens (2011) opposite Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.
He stars currently as President Conrad Dalton on the CBS hit series, Madam Secretary, opposite Tea Leoni. Other recent and notable television series roles include Wild Bill Hickock on HBO’s Deadwood, Special Agent Frank Lundy on Showtime’s Dexter and Lou Solverson, opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, on FX’s Fargo.
Keith Carradine began his career on stage, starring in the original Broadway production of Hair. He won an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in Foxfire with Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. He created the title role in the original Broadway production of The Will Rogers Follies, receiving both a Tony nomination and Drama Desk nomination as “Best Actor in a Musical”. In 2013, he was again nominated for a Tony and Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of J.D. Drew in Hands on a Hardbody.
He is married to actress Hayley DuMond.