Kyle MacLachlan is an actor who has brought indelible charm and a quirky sophistication to some of film and television's most memorable roles. Last year, he finished his five-year run starring on "Desperate Housewives" as Dr. Orson Hodge, Bree's (Marcia Cross) charming husband with a dark past.
Most recently, MacLachlan starred in the feature "Mao's Last Dancer" an adaptation of Li Cunxin's best-selling autobiography based on his life as a Chinese peasant's son, who was picked by Mao's cultural delegates to dance for the national ballet. He also stars in the black comedy "The Smell of Success," opposite Billy Bob Thornton, Ed Helms and Tea Leoni. On TV, Kyle can be seen in the IFC show "Portlandia" opposite Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, and last season, he had an episode arc on "How I Met Your Mother" playing Jennifer Morrison's boyfriend.
MacLachlan will next be seen in the feature "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" directed by Bruce Beresford and starring opposite Rosanna Arquette, Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film will premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
Previously, MacLachlan starred in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" alongside Blake Lively and America Ferrera, and in 2006, he starred in "In Justice" for ABC, playing the enigmatic head of an investigation agency specializing in solving cases of the wrongly convicted. MacLachlan made his feature film debut in the futuristic drama Dune, directed by David Lynch, but he is perhaps best known for his performance as FBI Agent Dale Cooper in David Lynch's groundbreaking series "Twin Peaks," for which MacLachlan received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. MacLachlan also starred for two seasons on HBO's highly successful comedy series "Sex and the City," as Charlotte's husband, Dr. Trey MacDougal.
Additionally, MacLachlan has had feature roles in Miramax's "Hamlet" (2000) alongside Ethan Hawke, "The Doors" directed by Oliver Stone, "The Trigger Effect," co-starring Elisabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney, "The Flintstones," produced by Steven Spielberg and Paul Verhoeven's controversial cult classic "Showgirls."