Patrick J. Adams Biography - Photos - TV Shows - Videos - Other Info


Following the divorce of his parents, Patrick J. Adams moved to the United States and enrolled in the theater program at the University of Southern California. He quickly became involved in the theater community around the area, making his stage debut in a production of "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?", at The Mark Taper Forum and becoming a fixture at the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Adams got into the world of film through a small role in 2003 hit Old School and subsequently made guest appearances on everything from Friday Night Lights and Jack & Bobby to Cold Case, Lost, and NCIS. After having several pilots fail to get off the ground, including 2008's Good Behavior that found Adams playing twin brothers, his big break came in 2011 when he was cast as brilliant college dropout Mike Ross on provocative USA drama Suits, which began airing its third season in the summer of 2013. While Ross is a more sympathetic attorney, often becoming emotionally involved in his cases, his rival Harvey is a colder presence, more focused on getting a win than securing justice for those he works with, a fundamental difference that leaves the two at odds. For the role, Adams received a surprise Screen Actors Guild nomination in early 2012 in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, which he lost to Boardwalk Empire star Steve Buscemi. While on Suits, Adams had a four-episode recurring arc on ill-fated HBO horse racing drama Luck, which was canceled after its first season due to the death of three horses and safety concerns for the remaining animals.

Basic Info

Date of Birth:
August 27, 1981
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Maritial Status:
In a relationship: Troian Bellisario
6' (1.83 m)
Estimated Networth:


TV Shows

From - To Show Name Character Name Watch Now Get DVDs
2012 Luck Nathan Israel Find it on Amazon
2011-Present Suits Mike Ross Get the DVDs on Amazon

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Year Film Name Character Name Watch Now Get DVDs
2003 Old School Patch Get it from Amazon
2009 Weather Girl Byron Get the DVD on Amazon
2011 6 Month Rule Julian Buy the DVD from Amazon

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Organization Year Result Award Category
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (Suits)

More Info & Trivia


He met girlfriend Troian Bellisario when the two were cast in the play Equivocation in 2009.

Adams directed a production of Marat/Sade that won Best Production of 2006 at the LA Weekly Theatre Awards.

He graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of Southern California.


"My dad was a journalist. He was in Rwanda right after the genocide. In Berlin when the wall came down. He was always disappearing and coming back with amazing stories. So telling stories for a living made sense to me." - on what made him want to be an actor.

"It's the big question of every TV show, right, where you have these two people who it's clear the world wants to put them together and everyone wants to see them together, but also when you're telling these stories you can't throw these people together immediately." - on television romance.

"My whole career is just terror, from beginning to end. That's kind of my thing. A lot of happy accidents happened." - on his career.

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