Niall Cunningham

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Birthday: October 1

            Niall Cunningham is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. His parents are both former modern dancers who introduced him to the world of the arts and theater at an early age. He graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Arts, in New York City.

He is a co-founder and co-director of the New York-based theater company G45 Productions, which is in its third year. Recently, Cunningham made his theatrical debut in “Ah, Wilderness!” starring as Richard Miller at the Goodman Theatre.

His television credits include “Okja,” “Deadbeat” and “Awkward.”

In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, cheering for his beloved Boston Red Sox, playing the banjo and guitar and writing poetry. Also, he is active in charities and nonprofits, including Theater for a New Audience, Brooklyn Academy of Music and SOS Children’s Villages and Center for Family Representation.

His birthday is Oct. 1. Follow him on Twitter @niallcunning and Instagram @niall.cunningham.