James Spader High School:
|Philips Academy, dropped out.|
James Spader College:
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, James Spader attended the Pike School, where his mother taught, and the Brooks School, where his father taught. After transferring to Philips Academy, he dropped out in 11th grade to attend the Michael Chekhov School in New York City, where he hoped to become an actor. His hopes were fulfilled, and then some, when he was cast in his first major film role in 1981 across Brooke Shields. He continued to get bigger and bigger roles until he starred in his breakthrough hit Sex, Lies, and Videotape, for which he received a Best Actor Award. He never went to college, but he is one of the most beloved eccentric actors around, has won three Emmy Awards, and currently stars in his own television series, The Blacklist.