Justin Bartha stars as David, one half of a Los Angeles couple who seems to have it all in Ryan Murphy's "The New Normal." Well, almost. With successful careers and a committed and loving partnership, there is one thing that this couple is missing: a baby.
Bartha was recently seen in "The Hangover Part II," the sequel to the 2009 blockbuster that became the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time.
He also starred in the Todd Solondz independent film "Dark Horse" with Selma Blair, Mia Farrow and Christopher Walken, which premiered in competition at Venice and Toronto. In the indie drama "Holy Rollers," Bartha starred with Jesse Eisenberg. The film, loosely based on the true story of Hasidic Jewish drug dealers in the late '90s, premiered in competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and went on to garner its director the Breakthrough Award at the Gotham Film Festival and the Most Promising Newcomer Award at Deauville.
In 2010, Bartha added starring on Broadway to his already impressive resume, receiving rave reviews for his leading role in the acclaimed comedy "Lend Me a Tenor" presented by Ken Ludwig. Bartha starred alongside Tony Shalhoub and Anthony LaPaglia in this Stanley Tucci-directed play. Since then, he has also starred in the off-Broadway plays "All New People," penned by Zach Braff, and "Asuncion," written by Jesse Eisenberg, who co-starred.
Bartha is also known for his portrayal of Riley Poole, partner to Nicolas Cage's character, Ben Gates, in the world-wide successes "National Treasure" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets."
Beyond the groundbreaking comedy "The Hangover," Bartha's credits include "New York, I Love You," the American version of "Paris, Je T'aime," and "Failure to Launch" with Matthew McConaughey.
Bartha studied acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and is a graduate of their film school. He currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.