The most brilliant lawyer in New York City doesn't even have a degree. Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) has gone from drug dealing and helping law students cheat on the bar to one of the most prestigious firms in New York City. Mike made the leap by impressing Harvey with his quick wit and photographic memory when he literally stumbled into the interview. But now that Mike has actually joined the firm as Harvey's associate, he's going to need more than his wunderkind ability to survive in high-profile law's cutthroat world. He'll also need Harvey's wisdom and guidance.
With a grandmother whose medical bills are piling up and a past that is still hounding him, Mike must prove his worth at the new firm with his first big case. And to win Harvey's approval, he'll need to put his genius, charisma and street smarts to the test.
Patrick J. Adams stars as Mike Ross in SUITS.
For his role, Adams garnered a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor is a Drama Series earlier this year.
On television, Adams was most recently seen HBO's "Luck," in the role of Nathan Israel opposite Dustin Hoffman. The series was created by David Milch and directed by Michael Mann. Adams has also appeared in landmark series such as "Lost," "Friday Night Lights," "Pretty Little Liars," "N.C.I.S.," "Lie To Me," "Flash Forward," among others. Additionally, Adams starred as twin brothers in the 2008 ABC pilot "Good Behavior," executive produced by "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas, directed by Emmy Award-winning director Charles McDougall; and starred in the pilot "The Dealership," opposite Tricia Helfer and William Devane.
In film, Adams has held various supporting roles in the hit comedy "Old School," directed by Todd Phillips and 2009 Berlin Film Festival competitor "Rage," directed by internationally-renowned filmmaker Sally Potter, in which Adams appeared alongside Judi Dench, Jude Law, Dianne Weist and Steve Buscemi. Additionally, Adams starred in indie films such as, "The Waterhole," 2009 Slamdance entry "Weather Girl," and most recently, "6 Month Rule," directed by Blayne Weaver.
In addition to his work on screen, Adams continues to maintain a connection to theatre as well. This year, Adams starred in Bill Cain's production of "Nine Circles" at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles. Adams was awarded a 2012 BACK STAGE Garland Award for Performance in a Play' and was also nominated for a 2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for Lead Performance.' He appears yearly at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, starring in new works by established and developing playwrights. Bill Cain's "Equivocation" was developed at Ojai and Patrick subsequently starred in the celebrated Geffen Playhouse production. It was honored with 2010 Best Production at the LA Ovation Awards. Adams made his professional stage debut in the landmark, West Coast premiere of Edward Albee's "The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?," at The Mark Taper Forum, which took home Best Play at the Ovation Awards. He also produced and directed a hit revival of "Marat/Sade," for which he accepted Best Production at the L.A. Weekly Theatre Awards.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Adams currently resides in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a degree in theater.