as Raymond "Red" Reddington
James Spader stars as Raymond "Red" Reddington on the action thriller The Blacklist. Ex-government agent Reddington is one of the FBI's Most Wanted fugitives, who has brokered shadowy deals for criminals across the globe. Known as "The Concierge of Crime," Reddington has mysteriously surrendered to the FBI, offering to help catch high-profile terrorists - but on the condition that he only speaks with rookie profiler Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone).
Some of Spader's credits include Steven Soderbergh's Sex, lies and videotape, for which he received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival; David Cronenberg'sCrash, which received the Special Jury Prize at Cannes; and Steven Shainberg's Secretary, which won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature. His other film credits include 2 Days in the Valley, Wolf and Less Than Zero. He starred in David Mamet's Broadway play Race in 2010. Spader starred in Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks feature Lincoln, opposite Daniel Day-Lewis last year, while also starring on the hit comedy The Office. Most recently, Spader shot the feature film The Homesman, starring Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones (who also directed).
From 2004-2008, Spader won three Emmy Awards for his seminal role as shameless attorney Alan Shore on The Practice and Boston Legal, making him the only actor to win consecutive Emmys playing the same character on two different series.
Spader currently resides in Los Angeles.