Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

American actor
Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon.Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theatre Center.Wikipedia
BornAugust 7, 1974
HometownLexington, Kentucky, United States
Height6'3" (1.91m)
SpouseKate Arrington
ChildrenSylvia Shannon
ParentsDonald S. Shannon

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'Succession' star Matthew Macfadyen is teaming up with the 'Game of Thrones' creators for his next big TV project. Macfadyen has been cast alongside Michael Shannon ('Man of Steel') in a new Netflix drama series from 'Game of Thrones' producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and Bernie Caulfield. The series is titled 'Death by Lightning,' a drama retelling the rise of U.S. President James Garfield (Shannon) and his subsequent assassination by Charles Guiteau (Macfadyen).
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2023Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or MovieGeorge & TammyNominated
2017Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleNocturnal AnimalsNominated
2016Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture99 HomesNominated
2016Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role99 HomesNominated
2012Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk EmpireWinner