Friday, June 8, 2007
Michael J. Fox (Michael Andrew Fox) (b. June 9, 1961) is an award-winning, Canadian-born film and television actor. His best known roles include Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990); Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties (1982-1989), for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty from Spin City (1996-2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, and disclosed his condition to the public in 1998. As the symptoms of his disease worsened, he retired from full-time acting in 2000.
Fox was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After living in Atlanta for 20 years, he naturalized in 2000 and became a U.S. citizen. He now holds dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship.