Dennis Quaid's Education Background
Dennis Quaid is an American actor who has been acting since 1975. His first film was Crazy Mama, but he first began to receive acclaim for his work in the 1980s in films like Jaws 3-D, Dreamscape, and The Big Easy. However, women across the country know Quaid for his signature grin. His next major film will be Soul Surfer, in which he co-stars with Carrie Underwood and AnnaSophia Robb. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented actor.
Quaid was born on April 9, 1954 in Houston, Texas. His parents are Juanita and William Quaid. He has an older brother, Randy Quaid, who is also an actor. Quaid graduated from Pershing Middle School in Houston. While in high school, Quaid studied dance and Chinese. He then went on to further his education at the University of Houston, where he studied drama. He did not graduate college but instead dropped out in order to pursue his acting career and move to Los Angeles.
Quaid had somewhat of a rough start in Los Angeles, but soon gained notice for his roles in Breaking Away and The Right Stuff. His career soared in the 1980s, but it began to diminish in the early 1990s while he battled anorexia nervosa and quit doing cocaine. In 1998, he starred in the remake of The Parent Trap, the first movie in his comeback. He then stared in Any Given Sunday, Frequency, The Rookie, Far from Heaven, The Day After Tomorrow, Vantage Point, and Pandorum. In 2010, he portrayed President Bill Clinton in The Special Relationship.
On a personal note, Quaid has been married three times. His first marriage was to P.J. Soles in 1978; the relationship ended in 1983. He then married Meg Ryan in 1991 and their marriage lasted for 10 years. He is currently married to Kimberly Buffington, a real-estate agent, whom he married on July 4, 2004. The couple has twins who were born on November 8, 2007.
Quaid’s next movie, Soul Surfer, will be released across the USA on April 8, 2011.