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Troy Garity

He was born on July 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Troy O'Donovan Hayden. He is an actor and producer, known for Sunshine (2007), Bandidos (2001) and Soldier's Girl (2003). He has been married to Simone Bent since September 1, 2007.


Simone Bent (1 September 2007 - present)


Younger half-brother of Vanessa Vadim.

Son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden
Grandson of Henry Fonda

Nephew of Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer.

Cousin of Bridget Fonda and Justin Fonda

One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People

Garity is his paternal grandmother's name.

Stepson of Barbara Williams.

Involved with the Peace Process Network, a worldwide anti-gang violence coalition

Played his father in the movie Steal This Movie (2000).

When he was 16, he quit school and ran off to follow a circus performer he had a crush on around the country.

His parents gave him his paternal grandmother's last name for the sake of anonymity

Plays a character named "Officer Klute" in A Day in the Life (2006). His mother, Jane Fonda, won an Oscar for Klute (1971), in which Donald Sutherland plays an officer named "John Klute".

Made his film debut as a child opposite his mother Jane Fonda, grandfather Henry Fonda, and Katharine Hepburn. As an adult, he appeared in Bandidos (2001) opposite Cate Blanchett, who played Hepburn in El aviador (2004).

Personal Quotes

I work out, but not like I should.

I spent all of my childhood at a performance art camp. Putting on plays, it was more like commedia dell'arte. It wasn't career-oriented in any way. It was more fun and therapeutic, so I never really thought of it as something I would end up doing. I was more convinced I was going to be a painter.

My mother was married to one of the greatest newsmen of all times. CNN was built out of his idealism and his recognition that, in a global age, we needed greater understanding of the world around us.

I can disappear into things very easily. But with acting, you have to be in the moment, and it gives me this incredibly fulfilling emotion: being really present.

I try to be somewhat wary of fame, but I'm not wary of success.

If I have one special memory, it was when we recreated the trial of the Chicago Seven - and I'd known about it before - but this was a pivotal moment in my life. If my father had been found guilty of conspiracy, I wouldn't be here.

I don't think about the Fonda legacy much.

School is such an encouraging and safe environment. It's filled with idealism and just really working on your craft. When you enter the business world - where art meets commerce - it can become quite depressing.

When I was in the 9th grade, on Halloween night, when you're supposed to go and out and burn your city, my mom made me go to 'Cirque du Soleil.' I was kicking and screaming. This girl came out onstage, and I was instantly mesmerized. I dropped out of school and became obsessed with her. I saw the show, like, 70 times.

I always thought I was sort of awkward and goofy-looking. I'm still kind of gangly.

Gel doesn't work in my hair because it has a life of its own.

I look a lot like my father when he was my age.

I want to show my range before I fall into any typecasting. I've turned down a lot of things trying to wait. But at the end of my career, whether that be tomorrow or 40 years from now, I would like to look back and be able to say, 'Ah, I never fell into any gimmicks.'

I grew up around acting, but it was never thought of as a career.

As a painter, it seemed easier to sort of disappear.

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