Tate Donovan

Actor & Director

Tate Donovan

Actor & Director

Biography

In his directorial debut, Tate Donovan reached into the world of tennis for a first-person account of Arthur Ashe’s personal life in Arthur and Johnnie. The 2013 documentary was part of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series and won a Primetime Emmy Award. Donovan, whose acting career has spanned more than 30 years, is staring in the second season of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle and has a reoccurring role on Showtime’s Masters of Sex.  Tate’s TV series work included roles in Damages, The O.C. and Friends. His film career includes roles in L.A. Times, 3 Generations, The Untouchables, Manchester by the Sea and Argo. In addition to acting, Tate has found success as a director in such television series as The Fosters, Bloodline, Damages, Glee, Madam Secretary and Weeds. The California native once had a regular gig with traditional Irish band The Descendants. He plays the bodhran and fiddle.