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Gabriel Macht Biography

Gabriel S. Macht is an American actor. Macht is best known for playing The Spirit in the film of the same name.

Personal Life

Macht was born in The Bronx, New York; the son of Suzanne Victoria Pulier, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. He has three siblings, Jesse (who appeared on The Next Great American Band), Julie, and Ari Serbin.

The family moved to California when Gabriel was five years old. After graduating from high school, he attended the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts. Macht married actress Jacinda Barrett in 2004. The couple had their first child, a girl, Satine Anais Geraldine Macht, born on August 20, 2007, in Los Angeles.


Macht was nominated for the Best Young Motion Picture Actor Award after playing his first role at the age of eight in the film Why Would I Lie? under the stage name Gabriel Swann. He has appeared in many film and television roles, including A Love Song for Bobby Long, Because I Said So, The Recruit, and Archangel.

For the 2001 film Behind Enemy Lines, Macht spent a week at sea filming on the flight deck, corridors, and hangar bay #3 of the USS Carl Vinson. Macht played the title role in Frank Miller's 2008 adaptation of Will Eisner's comic creation The Spirit. Although the film was a failure upon theatrical release, the film and Macht himself both gained a cult following. In July 2010, it was announced that Macht had signed on to star in the new USA drama A Legal.
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