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Nicholas Coates

played by Timothy Hutton
Character Biography

Nicholas Coates owns a furniture supply business and is feeling the sting of buyers wanting quality items at discounted prices. At home, he finds himself in a marriage where memories of the past seem much more pleasant than the present. His wife, Clair, decides that she wants to hire and provide a working visa for a Haitian woman, Gabrielle, to be their son's nanny. But darkness seems to embroil this family, and Gabrielle soon discovers that her employment comes with a steep price.

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Actor Biography

After winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association award for his performance in Robert Redford's Ordinary People, Timothy Hutton went on to star in numerous films, including Taps, Daniel, The Falcon & the Snowman, Made in Heaven, Q&A, The General's Daughter, French Kiss, Beautiful Girls, Sunshine State, Kinsey, Secret Window, The Good Shepherd and Lymelife. Next up, he can be seen in Long Home, opposite James Franco, Josh Hartnett and Ashton Kutcher, which Franco also directed. Hutton was nominated for an Emmy for ABC's American Crime, which returns for a third season in 2017.

Additional feature credits include co-starring in John Krasinski's directorial debut, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men; Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer; Jonathan Liebesman's The Killing Room, opposite Chloe Sevigny; Cheryl Hines' Serious Moonlight, with Meg Ryan and Kristen Bell; and Broken Hill, directed by Dagen Merrill.

As a member of New York's Circle Repertory Co., Hutton originated the lead role in the Broadway Production of Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss and starred in Babylon Gardens. He also appeared in the Los Angeles stage production of The Oldest Living Graduate, a role he later reprised for a live broadcast on NBC. Hutton directed Nicole Burdette's Busted for the New York-based theater company, Naked Angels.

On television, Hutton starred in A Long Way Home, for which he received another Golden Globe nomination; produced and starred in Showtime's Mr. & Mrs. Loving; played the title role in the acclaimed Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within; co-starred in the docudrama WW3; and was the executive producer, director, music supervisor and star of A&Es critically acclaimed series of movies based on Rex Stout's famed detective novels, "Nero Wolfe." Additionally, Hutton starred in the hit TNT series LEVERAGE.

Working behind the camera, Hutton has directed a number of music videos, including "Drive," by the Cars; "Not Enough Love," by Don Henley; and the Neil Young Concert Film, "Freedom." He also directed an episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, entitled Grandpa's Ghost, which was adapted from a story he wrote. His feature film directorial debut, Digging to China, starring Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson and Evan Rachel Wood, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to standing ovations.

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