James LeGros is an American actor best known for his recurring role as Mark Albert in the television dramedy Ally McBeal, playing the role from 2000-2001.
Since being cast by Gus Van Sant as Matt Dillon's drug addicted cohort in Drug Store Cowboy, Le Gros has become a long-time traveler on the independent film landscape.
No stranger to the Sundance Film Festival, he has starred in such Grand Jury nominated films as Bart Freundlich's Myth of Fingerprints opposite Julianne Moore, Billy Morrissette's Scotland, PA opposite Maura Tierney, Greg Harrison's November opposite Courtney Cox, Stacy Cochran's Drop Back Ten and Peter McCarthy's Floundering.
Moreover, Le Gros has starred in numerous Independent Spirit Award-nominated films such as Nicole Holofcener's Lovely and Amazing opposite Emily Moritmer, Todd Haynes' Safe again opposite Julianne Moore, Alan Rudolph's Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stacy Cochran's My New Gun opposite Drew Barrymore, and Tom DiCillo's Living in Oblivion, for which Le Gros was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his portrayal of dim-witted rising A-list movie star Chad Palomino opposite Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener.
His other independent film credits include the Gotham Award nominated The Last Winter and the indie favorite Thursday opposite Aaron Eckhart.
Le Gros' major Hollywood blockbuster film credits include David Fincher's Zodiac, Tony Scott's Enemy of the State, Oliver Stone's Born on the 4th of July, Cameron Crowe's Singles and Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break.
Other films he has appeared in include The Ladies Club (1986), Bad Girls (1994), Psycho (1998), If You Only Knew (2000), Straight Into Darkness (2005) and The Last Winter (2006).
His television credits include his series regular work on David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-winning Ally McBeal and on Showtime's Emmy-nominated Sleeper Cell. His guest stints include Law and Order, E.R and Friends.
Le Gros was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.