Paul Sparks Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Paul Sparks is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. He is well-known for portraying the characters of Mickey Doyle in HBO’s period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014), and Thomas Yates in Netflix’s political drama series House of Cards (2015-2018). Paul has also been a regular feature in theatre productions and has earned several nominations for his work in dramatic plays.

Sun Sign



Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


Girlfriend / Spouse

Paul has dated –

  1. (2005–Present) – Paul first met fellow actor Annie Parisse in 2005 and they got married the same year. They have 2 children together – a son named Emmett (b. 2009) and a daughter named Lydia (b. 2014).

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Rugged Beard
  • Slender frame
  • Strong jawline
  • Quiff hairstyle
  • Deep, husky voice

Paul Sparks Favorite Things

  • Food – and Jelly Sandwich
  • Fruit –
  • Watch Brand – Garmin
  • Footwear Brands – Asics, Mizuno
  • Rapper –
  • Radio Program – This American Life on NPR
  • Radio Host – Ira Glass
  • Musician – Thom Yorke
  • Music Bands – Radiohead, Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Play – Blackbird (2004)
  • Movie Genre – Western
  • Junk Food – French Fries

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Paul Sparks Facts

  1. Paul’s father, Mike was a football coach at the same high school where Paul used to study. At his high school, Paul was a member of the Marlow Outlaw Speech Team (M.O.S.T.).
  2. Paul is afflicted with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and frequently works with the nonprofit organization, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which funds Type 1 Diabetes research and advocates for governmental regulation favorable to medical research.
  3. He is a close friend of actor Michael Shannon and a frequent collaborator. They have appeared together in films such as The Missing Person (2008), Mud (2012), and Midnight Special (2016).
  4. For his work in theatre plays, Paul has been nominated for the “Outstanding Actor in a Play” award numerous time at the Drama Desk Awards for his work in Coyote on a Fence (2000), Blackbird (2004), Orange Flower Water (2005), Essential Self-Defense (2007), Dusk Rings a Bell (2010), and Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (2018).
  5. As part of the cast of HBO’s period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014), where he played the gangster Mickey Doyle, Paul won the “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series” award twice in 2010 and 2011 at the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  6. For portraying the role of Carver in the 2012 drama film Mud, he was part of the group (including , , , and ) that was honored with the “Robert Altman Award” at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The award is given to the ensemble cast, the director, and the casting director of the film.
  7. Paul is a running enthusiast and uses it as a form of exercise to battle against his type 1 diabetes affliction. In an interview, he has stated that running has helped him reduce his dependence on insulin shots as he is completely reliant on external insulin due to type 1 diabetes. He has also run in a couple of half-marathons.

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Facts of Paul W. Sparks

  • Gender Male
  • full namePaul W. Sparks
  • nicknamesPaul
  • birthplaceLawton, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of Birth October 16, 1971
  • Age 52 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundEnglish
  • nationalityAmerican
  • net worth$2.15 million
  • professionActor
  • weight75 kg or 165.5 lbs
  • height6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
  • hair colorLight Brown
  • eye colorBlue
  • body type / buildSlim
  • high schoolMarlow High School
  • collegeOklahoma State University
  • motherJane Sparks
  • fatherMichael “Mike” Sparks
  • favorite bandsRadiohead, Neutral Milk Hotel
  • favorite foodJelly Sandwich

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