Alan Cumming (born on January 27, 1965) is a Scottish-born American actor. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Cumming's first film in the United States was 1997's Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. He has starred in many films including Spy Kids and the Spice Girls Movie. Cumming plays the role of Eli Gould on the CBS popular show, The Good Wife. He has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Satellite Award for his performance. He has also done award-winning work in the theatre. In 2014, he reprised his role as the Emcee in the Roundabout Theater's production of Cabaret, for which he originally won a… Tony Award for Best Actor In a Musical in 1998. On November 7, 2008, Cumming became a dual-national and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America at a ceremony in New York City. In October 2014 Alan's book, Not My Father's Son: A Memoir, made The New York Times bestseller list.