Lloyd Vernet Bridges III was born on December 9, 1941, in Los Angeles, California. He’s the eldest of 4 kids of actors Lloyd and Dorothy Bridges and was nicknamed "Beau" after a character from Gone with the Wind. Beau Bridges got an early start within the trade with roles within the 1949 films Zamba and also the Red Pony. His siblings, Jeff (born in 1949) and Lucinda (born in 1953) are actors. His baby brother Garrett died shortly after birth in 1948.
As a child, Bridges was additional inquisitive about sports than acting, and he went on to play basketball and baseball at Venice high school. He joined the UCLA squad as a walk-on, shortly taking part in for legendary coach John wooden, however, completed he had restricted potential in big-time athletics and transferred to the University of Hawaii. His enthusiasm for acting revived, Beau Bridges showed up with more youthful sibling
in two of his dad's TV programs, the mainstream Sea Hunt, and the fleeting Lloyd Bridges Show. More TV work took after, incorporating a supporting part in the military satire Ensign O'Toole.
Demonstrating he wasn't simply riding his father's coattails, Bridges earned a Golden Globe designation as far as concerns him in the 1968 Sidney Poitier parody For Love of Ivy. He got unfaltering work in both film and TV over the next decade, exhibiting his capacity to adjust to an extensive variety of classifications. He earned recognition for his included exhibitions in the recompense winning films Norma Rae (1979) and Heart Like a Wheel (1983).
Amid this period, Bridges showed his gifts behind the camera by coordinating the component movies The Wild Pair (1987) and Seven Hours to Judgment (1988). He additionally showed up with individuals from his acting family, most quite close by sibling Jeff in the discriminatingly acclaimed The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). Repeating recollections of their TV time together 30 years prior, he featured with Lloyd for a parody's season show Harts of the West.
Scaffolds earned acknowledgment for his work by scoring Golden Globe and Emmy wins for the TV movies Without Warning: The James Brady Story (1991) and The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993). He earned a third Emmy for the 1997 HBO political parody The Second Civil War, and in 2003 he was regarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The veteran performing artist proceeded with his TV work, featuring in Stargate (2005) and its spinoff Stargate Atlantis. He landed Emmy selections for his parts on My Name is Earl, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters and Masters of Sex. He likewise earned a Grammy Award in 2009 for his commitments to the book recording variant of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and tackled musical theater in 2012, venturing into the part of J.B. Biggley in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway.
In 2015, Bridges was selected for an Emmy for his visitor part in Masters of Sex. He has five youngsters, with child Jordan turning into a customary on the wrongdoing dramatization Rizzoli & Isles.
A previous individual from the U.S. Coast Guard, Bridges has been included with such ecological gatherings as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Ventura Coastkeeper. He likewise appreciates playing guitar and has recorded music with trumpet player Arturo Sandoval.