Eddie Cibrian portrays lead character Nick Dalton, the ultimate playboy and one of the city's top attorneys who rubs elbows with Chicago's power elite, in NBC's provocative drama "The Playboy Club.
Born and raised in California, Cibrian has become one of the most recognized and talented actors in the business today.
Perhaps best known for his starring role as firefighter Jimmy Doherty in NBC's "Third Watch," Cibrian has enjoyed the opportunity of playing lead characters in "Invasion," "Tilt," "Vanished," and most recently, "CSI: Miami." He is also known for his memorable arcs in "Ugly Betty," "The Starter Wife" and "Samantha Who," among others.
Long-form television credits include leading roles in the NBC mini-series "In The Beginning," and most recently, "Healing Hands," "Northern Lights" and "Logan's War.
Soap fans remember Cibrian from "The Young and the Restless" and "Sunset Beach," as well as his series regular role in the syndicated "Baywatch Nights."
On the big screen, he has appeared in films including "The Cave," "Say It Isn't So" and "But I'm a Cheerleader." He recently completed Tyler Perry's latest film, "Good Deeds," which is set to release in 2012.
Prior to launching his acting career, Cibrian excelled in his other passion - sports. In 1991, he entered UCLA's prestigious football program.
Cibrian is the proud father of two sons (ages eight and four) and is married to country singer and actress LeAnn Rimes. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, football, tennis and basketball, and is involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as several other charitable organizations.
Nick Dalton is the premiere playboy of Chicago. A prominent defense attorney, Nick is house counsel for the Playboy Club, but his interests there aren't strictly professional. For one thing, he's dating Carol-Lynne Cunningham, the first Playboy Bunny and the Club's most popular performer. For another, Nick is running for State's Attorney of Chicago, and if you want to mingle with the power brokers and dealmakers of the city, the Playboy Club is the place to be.
Born an orphan, Nick was taken in and raised by Bruno Bianchi, the head of the Chicago Mafia, and groomed for the family business. After graduating from law school, Nick went to work as a "fixer" for the Bianchis, making the family's problems disappear - by any means necessary. Three years ago, Nick made a clean break from the family, and he's been trying to make up for lost time ever since, defending the disenfranchised and disempowered of Chicago against corrupt city bureaucracies and underworld thugs. Now he's running for State's Attorney on an ambitious campaign to clean up the city. Even if Nick is done with the Bianchi family though, it's not clear that they're done with him, and just as his campaign gets underway, a series of unforeseen circumstances forces Nick to consider whether he can ever truly escape his past.