Alan Cumming (born January 27, 1965) is a Scottish stage, television and film actor, singer, writer, director, producer and author. He's best known for his roles as Nightcrawler in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Fegan Floop in the ''Film/SpyKids'' movie series, and Boris Grishenko in ''Film/GoldenEye''.

His stage appearances include ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the Broadway revival of ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'' and ''Theatre/DesignForLiving''. In 2000 he directed ''The Anniversary Party'', in which he starred along with Jennifer Jason Leigh. In 2002 he wrote a novel, ''Tommy's Tale''. He starred as Eli Gold in ''Series/TheGoodWife'' and is the current host of ''[[{{Series/Masterpiece}} Masterpiece Mystery]]'' on Creator/{{PBS}}.

!!His filmography includes:
* CircleOfFriends
* ''Film/GoldenEye'' (1995)
* ''Film/RomyAndMichelesHighSchoolReunion'' (1997)
* ''Film/{{Buddy}}'' (1997)
* ''Film/SpiceWorld'' (1997)
* ''Film/EyesWideShut'' (1999)
* ''Film/{{Titus}}'' (1999)
* ''TheAnniversaryParty'' (which he also directed)
* ''Film/SpyKids'' (2001)
* ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' (2001)
* ''Film/NicholasNickleby'' (2003)
* ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' (2003)
* ''[[Film/ReeferMadnessTheMusical Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical]]'' (2005)
* ''Series/TinMan'' (2007)
* ''[[Film/TheTempest2010 The Tempest]]'' (2010)
* ''Film/{{Burlesque}}'' (2010)
* ''Film/TheSmurfs'' film series
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' (2015)
!!This actor provides examples of:
* ComicallyMissingThePoint/ ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: He demanded a retraction re: a Wall Street Journal article that [[http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/segments/4916 that suggested]] that he wore a [[GagPenis codpiece]] as the Emcee.
* LargeHam: Playing Boris Grishenko in ''Film/GoldenEye''.
* MamasBoy: Big time.
* RuleOfSeanConnery: Must be a recurring thing with Scottish actors.
* SelfDeprecatingHumor: At his own last name, in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmdJEjJxYOY this]] cologne commercial. And yes it [[http://cbihateperfume.com/shop/2nd-alan-cumming/ actually exists]].