Philip Seymour Hoffman was raised by his mother, Marilyn L. O’Connor, a family court judge. He became involved in theatre at high school and studied drama at New York University. After graduating, he became a disastrous waiter and a successful actor. He credits Scent Of A Woman as a life-changing movie role as he has been working solidly since 1992. While he remains loyal to his theatre roots, he has become a respected actor in both mainstream and independent cinema.Read more facts
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