Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams is perhaps best known for portraying Mike Ross in the hit series, Suits (2011). Growing up attending a number of plays, he developed an interest in drama at a young age. Pursuing his interests in acting, he eventually landed a role in a production of The Goat or Who is Sylvia? shortly after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California.
Born on August 27, 1981, in Ontario, Canada Patrick J. Adams grew up in the city of Toronto. The son of journalist Claude Adams, he went to Northern Secondary School as a teen. Following his parents’ divorce towards his senior year, he relocated to Los Angeles, California at the age of nineteen. Once there, he enrolled himself at the University of Southern California. At the age of twenty three, he earned himself a Jack Nicholson Award, after which he landed a part with the Mark Taper Forum in The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
Later that year, the aspiring actor made his television debut in an episode of Jack & Bobby (2004) as Matt Kramer. More work soon followed on the small screen including the series Cold Case (2004), and Strong Medicine (2004). Then in 2005, Adams appeared in the award winning drama film, Facade.
Continuing to land scattered roles, Adams played a guest character in Close to Home (2005), before co-starring in the TV movie, Christmas in Boston (2005) alongside Marla Sokoloff, and Lindy Booth. Over the next couple of years, he appeared in the titles, Numb3rs (2006), Commander in Chief (2006), Friday Night Lights (2006), and Without a Trace (2007).
Between 2009 and 2010, the actor made several guest appearances in the TV series, Ghost Whisperer (2009), Cupid (2009), Lie to Me (2009), Raising the Bar (2009), and Pretty little Liars (2010). Ultimately it wasn’t until 2011, many years after his debut, that he landed a lead role in the legal drama, Suits.
How Patrick J. Adams Became Famous
His first major role on television, Adams starred as Mike Ross, a college dropout who works as a law associate despite never having gone to law school. Created by Aaron Korsh, the show revolved around the cases that him and his boss, Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht) manage at the law firm. Other members f the main cat include Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, and Meghan Markle.
Premiered on June 23, 2011, Suits drew in 4.64 million viewers during its pilot episode. Well received, the show successfully launched his career. Not only did it garner Adams much widespread attention but his performance in the series eventually also netted him a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama in 2012.
Easily the greatest highlight of his career to date, he is still playing the role of Aaron Korsh to this date. Though viewership ratings have dropped since the first season, Suits has since continued for six additional seasons. After being renewed in August 2016, season seven premiered on the USA Network on July 12, 2017.
Patrick J. Adam’s Other Television Roles
As mentioned earlier, Suits is the single biggest show that he’s starred in since his debut. Though his filming schedule for the drama takes up most of his time, he has appeared in several other titles over the past years including Luck (2012), Orphan Black (2014), Talking Marriage with Ryan Bailey (2015), and Legends of Tomorrow (2016).
In 2014, Adams also co-starred in the two-part mini-series, Rosemary’s Baby– an adaptation of a best-selling novel written by Ira Levin. Produced by NBC, it centred around a pregnant woman who has growing suspicions that her neighbours, belonging to a Satanic cult, are hell-bent on taking her unborn child. While actress Zoe Saldana played the titular role, Adams played as Guy Woodhouse, her loving husband.
Premiered on May 11, 2014, the first part of the series ended up attracting 3.68 million viewers in the United States. The second half, titled Night 2 was released a few days later, and had garnered 3.26 million viewers.
Patrick J. Adam on Film
While television is his main focus, he has involved himself with a few films including 3 Days Gone (2008), Extreme Movie (2008), Weather Girl (2009), and Rage (2009), to name a few.
Some of his most recent works on screen include 6 Month Rule (2011), The Come Up (2012), and Car Dogs (2017).
As far as upcoming titles go, the 36-year-old star will be co-starring in the sci-fi film, Clara alongside Kristen Hager and Troian Bellisario later this year. On top of that, he will also be playing the main protagonist in the comedy flick, Room for Rent (2017).
Patrick J. Adams’ Love Life
The actor is currently married to Troian Bellisario, an actress who is perhaps best recognized as Spencer Hastings in Freeform’s Pretty Little liars. Allegedly, the two had eventually gotten together after meeting on the set of Equivocation (2009). Despite the ups and downs that they’ve experienced in the relationships, the couple eventually announced that they had gotten engaged in February 2014. Two years later, the tied the knot on December 10, 2016.
It’s unknown whether or not the actor has dated anyone in the past.
Patrick J. Adams’ Side Hobby
Aside from being an established actor, Adams is also an avid photographer. Allegedly, he owns more than 25 cameras! Despite it just being a hobby, many of his photos have since started to gain more recognition, especially after Suit’s recent #PJAGallery and Behind the Lends events.
Patrick J. Adams’ Snapchat Name – thehalfadams
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Patrick J. Adams’ Other Social Media Accounts
Patrick J. Adam’s Facebook Account
For now, it doesn’t seem like the actor is on Facebook- at least, he doesn’t have an official fan page as of yet.
Patrick J. Adams’ Instagram Account
Interested in seeing some behind-the-scene photos from Suit? Now you can by following the star on Instagram at @patrickjadams.
Patrick J. Adams’ Twitter Account
Previously, the actor was on Twitter at @halfadams. From the looks of it however, he may have recently deleted his account.
Patrick J. Adams’ Youtube Account
It does not look like Patrick J. Adams is currently active on Youtube.