Troy Garity was born in Los Angeles, California, to actress/activist Jane Fonda and activist/politician Tom Hayden. He grew up in Santa Monica.
His parents named him for the Vietnamese resistance leader Nguyen Van Troi and the 19th-century Irish Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. His professional surname, Garity, is the family name of his paternal grandmother. He began acting as a child at Santa Barbara's Laurel Springs Camp for the Arts where he performed commedia dell'arte. He made an uncredited appearance in the film "On Golden Pond" (1981), trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and became a member of the Academy Repertory Company, performing in a number of stage productions.
Garity has appeared in numerous film productions. He played his father in the film, "Steal This Movie" (2000) based on the life of Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman. His portrayal of Isaac Rosenberg in the film "Barbershop" (2002) proved to be his breakout role, and he reprised it in "Barbershop 2: Back in Business" (2004). He also starred as Harvey in the Danny Boyle/Alex Garland film, "Sunshine" (2007) and as the tormented survivor of a tragic family accident in "Lake City" (2008).
For his portrayal of Barry Winchell in the film "Soldier's Girl" (2003), Garity earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.
Most recently, Garity was cast in HBO's "Ballers," a series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers.
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