Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Voice for Equality: Michael Emerson

Michael Emerson is an American actor best known for his role as Benjamin Linus on Lost. Emerson got his big break in 1997 when he starred as Oscar Wilde in Moises Kaufman's critically-acclaimed off-Broadway play, Gross Indecency: The Trials of Oscar Wilde, and then followed up with several other notable stage performances. In film and television, Emerson made a name for himself by playing dangerous and damaged characters. In 2001, he won an Emmy Award as "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series", for playing the (fictional) confessed serial killer William Hinks in several episodes of The Practice. One of Emerson's most well-known works was in 2004 as the character Zep Hindle in the horror movie Saw. In that year he also played the loyal somewhat Alfred Pennyworth-like butler to a Rock Hudson-like heartthrob, Guy Stone, in the comedy film Straight-Jacket. Learn more here.

On October 19, 2009, Michael Emerson and his wife, Carrie Preston (also a VFE), appeared in a video sending their best wishes and support to the attendees of Equality Maryland's 2009 Jazz Brunch which raised money on behalf of marriage equality. [Link] Mr. Emerson is also a proud signer of Freedom to Marry's Marriage Resolution.

Freedom to Marry salutes Michael Emerson as a Voice for Equality! Learn about other Voices for Equality here.

If Mr. Emerson's support inspires you, get involved!

**Make your NOMINATION for a Voice for Equality today!

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