David Duchovny / Hank Moody
The Real David Duchovny
It certainly made for a good headline: “Duchovny: Sex Addict Onscreen and Off.” In 2008, the actor released a statement that he checked into a treatment center to battle a longstanding sex addiction. Rumors for the trigger ranged from a history of alcoholism to an extramarital fling with a tennis instructor. After rehab, Duchovny returned to wife Téa Leoni and the couple’s two kids, though they’ve reportedly been separated since June 2011.
This probably means that Duchovny’s addiction, much like Hank Moody’s, is a lot of what’s standing in between him and ultimate happiness. The part could not have been cast better.