Peter Sarsgaard is an American actor known for his roles in movies such as Boys Don't Cry, Shattered Glass, Garden State, Jarhead and Flightplan.
He also had a starring role as Ray Seward, a death row inmate who is scheduled to be executed in 30 days for the murder of his wife, in the third and final season of the mystery crime drama television series The Killing, in 2013.
He made his screen debut with a guest appearance on Law & Order in 1995, following it up with a cameo in Dead Man Walking the same year.
He first gained critical recognition in 1999 for Boys Don't Cry, in which he plays the violent, homophobic thug who murders Hilary Swank's transgender character, Teena Brandon.
Other notable roles include: John Malkovich's character's son in The Man in the Iron Mask (1998); a Russian sailor in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002); the meth addict Jimmy the Finn in The Salton Sea (2002); a bisexual university researcher in Kinsey (2004); and a bisexual screenwriter in The Dying Gaul (2005).
Sarsgaard married actress Maggie Gyllenhaal in 2009, having been in a relationship with her since 2002.