David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960) is an American actor, writer, and director. He has won Golden Globe awards for his work as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files and Hank Moody on Californication. Duchovny was born in New York City, New York. He is the son of Margaret 'Meg' (ne Miller), a school administrator and teacher, and Amram 'Ami' Ducovny (1927-2003), a writer and publicist who worked for the American Jewish Committee. His father was Jewish, from a family that immigrated from Poland and Ukraine. His mother is a Lutheran emigrant from Aberdeen, Scotland. His father dropped the h in his last name to avoid the sort of mispronunciations he encountered while serving in the Army. Duchovny attended Grace Church School and The Collegiate School For Boys; both are in Manhattan. He graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He was a member of the Charter Club, one of the university's eating clubs.
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