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Griffin Dunne

Frederique catches up with actor, producer, director, longtime friend and tennis buddy, Griffin Dunne at his East Village apartment in New York City. As they catch up and walk Griffin’s dog through some of Frederique’s favorite streets in the neighborhood, they discuss the balancing act of personal life and the fast-paced entertainment industry.

19:11 | 2021

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About Griffin Dunne

Griffin Dunne was born on June 8, 1955 in New York City, the oldest child of Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer, and Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne, an activist. His sister was actress Dominique Dunne. He grew up mainly in Los Angeles, California and attended school in Colorado before moving back to New York in the late 1970s. As an actor, Dunne has the distinction of having starred in two 1980s cult favorites. First came the John Landis monster movie An American Werewolf in London, then the Martin Scorsese black comedy After Hours. After Hours is also among the movies that Dunne has produced with partner Amy Robinson through their company Double Play Productions. He made his directorial debut with a short film, Duke of Groove, which was nominated for an Oscar. Dunne made the leap to feature films in 1996 with Addicted to Love, Practical Magic, Lisa Picard Is Famous, and Fierce People. Dunne produced and starred in the film, Game 6 , which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005. You may also know Griffin Dunne from his role in the NBC American comedy-drama series, This Is Us. (source: IMDb)