Kip Pardue graduated from Yale University in 1998 and relocated to the West Coast to pursue an acting career. In only a few years, Kip has landed coveted roles in both studio and independent features. He has been singled out by Variety and Vanity Fair, as a 'Hollywood star on the rise.'
In 2001, Pardue starred as the hot quarterback Sunshine in Disney's Fall hit, Remember the Titans (which grossed more than 100 million dollars), opposite Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Will Patton. Kip went on to star in the Warner Bros. auto-racing action film Driven, opposite Sylvester Stallone.
Pardue was recently seen in Academy Award winner Roger Avary's, The Rules of Attraction for Lions Gate Films. Adapted from the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, Kip plays the challenging role of Victor Ward in this satiric look at a group of liberal arts college students in New England trying to sort through life and love.
Kip has been very busy in the independent film world. He is currently filming Loggerheads directed by Tim Kirkman, and has just wrapped Laura Smiles directed by Jason Ruscio. He will soon start Lucy directed by Maggie Greenwald (whose film Songcatcher was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Ensemble Performance from the 2000 Sundance Film Festival) opposite Natasha Richardson, Bonnie Hunt, Justin Theroux and Zoe Saldana.
Kip can also be seen in the indie The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, directed by Asia Argento based on the J.T. Leroy novel of the same name, which was in the 2004 Cannes Film Festival - Directors Fortnight.
Kip's other film credits include, the independent feature American Crime directed by Dan Mintz, Vacuums, a musical drama produced by Quincy Jones, and co-written and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas (the duo that created the Broadway hit Stomp), Artisan's Heaven's Pond directed by Joel Viertel, The Long Sunset, directed by Nikolai Lebedev, and This Girl's Life, opposite James Woods, Rosario Dawson and Isaiah Washington, which was in the 2003 CineVegas Film Festival.
In addition, to his busy work schedule, Kip makes time to participate in several charitable organizations such as MS, Make A Wish and the Tim Redovian Fund.
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