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NEW: RI’s Richard Jenkins Wins First Emmy Award

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Richard Jenkins wins first Emmy

Rhode Island's Richard Jenkins has won an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a limited series for his performance in the HBO four-episode series of Olive Kitteridge. This is Jenkins first Emmy Award win. 

In the series, Jenkins played as Olive Kitteridge's husband, Henry. The main character, Olive Kitteridge, is played by France McDormand, and battles depression and rocky relationships with the people that were close to her throughout the series. 

To win the Emmy, Jenkins beat out Oscar-winner Adrien Brody as Houdini, Ricky Gervais, Timothy Hutton, David Oyelowo, and Mark Rylance as English reformist Thomas Cromwell in Wolf hall. 

Richard Jenkins only other award recognition came at the Oscars where he received a Best Actor nomination for The Visitor in 2009. 

Richard Jenkins grew up in DeKalb, Illinois and moved to Rhode Island after getting a one-year gig at Trinity Rep in the show "You Can't Take It With You." 

Jenkins currently resides in Cumberland and is a member at Wannamoisett Country Club. 


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