Actor Chris O'Donnell was born on June 26, 1970 in Winnetka, Illinois. By Hollywood fan magazine standards, Chris is considered a rare boy scout who has never been in a scandal. He is the youngest of three sons and four daughters in a lace curtain-Irish Catholic family. His father was an executive at WBBM-TV Channel 2 and Chris was a White Sox fan growing up. In 1988 Chris graduated from Loyola Academy, an elite Jesuit HIgh School in Wilmette. According to his biography on IMDB, Chris's Loyola "Rambler" classmates voted him "Most likely to run off and join the circus." He was a model and appeared in commercials and print ads for Marshall Field while he was still in high school. He appeared with Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan in a McDonald's commercial and "da Bulls" are his favorite team. He won a part as Jessica Lange's son in Men Don't Leave (1990).
Chris attended Boston College where he majored in marketing and later attended UCLA School of Law but did not finish the law degree program. In 1991 he appeared in Fried Green Tomatoes. Twice in 1992 he played somewhat close to type as a prep school student in School Ties and in Scent of a Woman with Al Pacino. Chris made two blockbuster fims as Robin in Batman Forever (1995) and Batman and Robin (1997). Also in 1995 he earned good reviews for his role opposite Minnie Driver in Circle of Friends. Chris married Caroline Fentress, a former teacher, in 1997 and the couple had their fourth child in 2006. Chris is a good golfer who often plays in charity matches. For a complete list of films and TV shows with appearances by Chris O'Donnell, click here to see his page on the Intermet Movie Database.