Aidan Quinn was born March 8, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. As a teen, Aiden spent many years being moved back and forth between the U.S. and his family’s home in rural Ireland, often low on money and butting heads with his devout Catholic father Michael. This often-tumultuous upbringing left an impression on young Aidan, and instilled a love of Ireland and the Irish people for the rest of his life.

In 2012, he told the Toronto Star that he loves “The [Irish] humor, dark though it be, and what they call the craic, that wonderfully witty,
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