Aidan Quinn: A Helping Hand

Aidan Quinn.

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2002

With fellow actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Aidan Quinn was one of the first to volunteer at St Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan and was put to work hauling ice for chilling blood. “I was feeling so helpless watching the TV — I wanted to feel useful,” he said afterwards.

Quinn, who resides in New Jersey, with a second home in upstate New York, witnessed at close quarters the devastation that brought pain to so many families in New York City and surrounding communities.

Quinn, who has approximately 25 films to his credit, was born in Chicago to Irish parents. He spent much of his childhood and early adulthood in Offaly and Dublin. He and his wife, Elizabeth Bracco, have two daughters. ♦

Leave a Reply


More Articles

What We Must Learn Learn From COVID-19

By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher When catastrophic change comes it leaves us disbelieving at first and very slow...


What Are You Like?:
Kristen Shaughnessy

℘℘℘ A NY1 television reporter since 1995, Kristen Shaughnessy says the best part of her job is meeting New...


Photographer Peter Foley spent months documenting the aftermath of 9/11.
A Win For Heroes

9/11 Bill Passes the Senate. ℘℘℘ New Yorkers were sweating through a brutal heat wave at the end of July this...


The World Is Just A Book Away

Actor Aidan Quinn on how Dostoyevsky changed his life and made him a better performer. ℘℘℘ My father was an...