Mason Tannetti
played by Christopher Abbott
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Mason Tannetti (Christopher Abbott), Cora Tannetti's (Jessica Biel) husband, is forced to face the lurking shadows of his marriage when his wife commits a sudden act of violence and the pair’s domestic equilibrium is upended. 

Christopher Abbott stars in USA Network’s upcoming psychological thriller The Sinner as Mason Tannetti, Cora Tanner’s (Jessica Biel) husband who is forced to face the lurking shadows of his marriage when his wife commits a sudden act of violence and the pair’s domestic equilibrium is upended.

Abbott is an acclaimed stage, screen and television actor best known for his role as Charlie in Girls. He starred in Josh Mond’s award-winning film James White which was released by The Film Arcade in 2015 and garnered Abbott Best Actor nominations from both the Independent Spirit and Gotham Awards.

Other notable film credits include Whiskey Tango Foxtrot alongside Tina Fey, A Most Violent Year, Criminal Activities, The Sleepwalker and Berma. Abbott’s lead role in Oscilloscope's Hello I Must Be Going earned him Sundance Film Festival’s Fresh Face in Film recognition. One of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch in 2015, Abbott also earned a Gotham Award nomination in the Best Ensemble category for his role in Martha Marcy May Marlene.

On stage, the Stamford, Connecticut native made his Broadway debut in John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves. Other theatrical work includes The Rose Tattoo with Marisa Tomei at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lucy Thurber’s Where We’re Born at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Annie Baker’s John at Signature Theatre and Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

In addition to The Sinner, Abbott can be seen next in the independent film Katie Says Goodbye alongside Olivia Cooke and Trey Shults’ It Comes at Night alongside Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo and Riley Keough.