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About Alan Cumming (Dr. Dylan Reinhart in INSTINCT)

About Alan Cumming (Dr. Dylan Reinhart in INSTINCT)

Alan Cumming is a Scottish-American actor, singer, writer, producer and activist. He made his professional acting debut in a production of Macbeth at the Glasgow’s Tron Theater in 1985. He then moved to Broadway in 1998 debuting in Cabaret, which won him numerous awards. 

Over the years Cumming has featured in a range of series including Sex and the City, Frasier and The L Word. His seven seasons of work as Eli Gold on The Good Wife earned numerous accolades including an Emmy and Golden Globe Award.

Cumming’s wide-ranging film career has seen him work with everyone from Stanley Kubrick to The Spice Girls, and make appearances in the X-Men, Spy Kids, Flintstones and The Smurfs franchises. 
Recently, he completed filming for Battle of the Sexes opposite Emma Stone and Steve Carrell.

Cumming has a passion for writing and in 2014 released a memoir Not My Father's Son, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Since then he has gone on to write several books including a children's picture book created with his illustrator husband Grant Shaffer, The Adventures of Honey and Leon, published in September 2017. 

For his humanitarian work, particularly in the field of LGBT rights and equality, Cumming has been honoured by the Human Rights Commission, GLAAD, The Trevor Project and The Matthew Shepard Foundation, among many others.