1959 – He was born on the 22nd day of February this year in Yakima, Washington, D.C.
1982 – He is a graduate of the University of Washington and moved to Hollywood, California to pursue his career soon after his graduation this year.
1984 – MacLachlan made his feature-film debut in director David Lynch’s adaptation Dune in this year.
1986 – Lynch cast MacLachlan as a young man shocked at what lies under a small town’s picture-perfect facade in Blue Velvet.
1987 – A year later, MacLachlan starred as an alien FBI agent in The Hidden, Jack Sholder’s 1987 cult hit.
1993 – This year’s film version of Franz Kafka’s The Trial, he played the lead role of the persecuted Josef K. He also had a recurring role in the American television series Sex and the City, portraying Dr. Trey MacDougal, the one-time husband of Charlotte York (Kristin Davis).
1995 – MacLachlan starred in Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls. Critics universally panned the movie as one of the worst ever made and it collected seven Golden Raspberry Awards (from a record thirteen nominations).
1996 – Luckily, the late ’90s to early 2000s were much kinder to MacLachlan. In addition to playing another smooth agent in David Koepp’s The Trigger Effect in this year.
2000 – He joined the cast of HBO’s multiple-award-winning series Sex and the City as mama’s boy husband (Trey) of Charlotte played by played by Kristin Davis.
2003 – MacLachlan starred in the Bravo network’s popular documentary series, The Reality of Reality.