A rising star with acclaimed roles across television, film and theater, Patrick J. Adams continues to evolve with every performance.
Currently, Adams stars in USA Network’s breakout hit series, Suits. In his leading role, Adams plays “Mike Ross,” a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout whose photographic memories and hustling street smarts make him a legal prodigy despite his lack of official legal credentials. Adams stars opposite Gabriel Macht in the series which has made USA the most watched network on television in the show’s time slot. The series has been hailed by critics as the new tantalizing and addictive high-concept legal procedural that’s a cross between Boston Legal and Good Will Hunting. The series is executive produced by Doug Liman (Covert Affairs, The Bourne Trilogy and Mr. & Mrs. Smith).
Adams starred in 9 Circles, a play in one act written by Bill Cain. He starred as “Pvt. Daniel Edward Reeves” in this psychological thriller about a young American soldier who served in Iraq. Variety hailed his performance as “a tour de force.” Adams also served as one of the play’s producers alongside Cain, marking their sixth collaboration together which includes the Ovation Award-winning Equivocation at the Geffen.
Adams was seen starring opposite Dustin Hoffman, Michael Gambon, Nick Nolte and Joan Allen in a recurring role on Michael Mann and David Milch’s HBO drama, Luck. Adams has previously guest starred or recurred in television series including the landmark show Lost, Friday Night Lights and N.C.I.S., as well as Pretty Little Liars, Lie to Me and Flash Forward, among others.
On the big screen, Adams has held various supporting roles which include the hit comedy, Old School, directed by Todd Phillips and the 2009 Berlin Film Festival competitor Rage, directed by Sally Potter and starring Judi Dench, Jude Law, Dianne Weist and Steve Buscemi. Adams has also starred in several independent features including The Waterhole; 2009 Slamdance entry Weather Girl; and most recently, 6 Month Rule, directed by Blayne Weaver.
A leading light of the Southern California theatre community, Adams appears yearly at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, starring in new works by established and developing playwrights. Bill Cain’s Equivocation was developed at Ojai, and Adams subsequently starred in the celebrated Geffen Playhouse production. It was honored with 2010 Best Production at the LA Ovation Awards. Patrick made his professional stage debut in the landmark, West Coast premiere of Edward Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? at The Mark Taper Forum, which took home Best Play at the Ovation Awards. He also produced and directed a hit revival of Marat/Sade, for which he received Best Production at the L.A. Weekly Theatre Awards.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Adams currently resides in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he earned a degree in theatre.