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Jeff Daniels is a popular American actor, comedian, musician, and playwright, noted for his work on stage and screen playing diverse characters switching between comedy and drama. Besides, Jeff is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for three Tony Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards.
Jeff made his film debut in Miloš Forman’s drama Ragtime (1981) followed by James L. Brooks’ Terms of Endearment (1983), and Mike Nichols’ Heartburn (1986). He later won two Golden Globe Award nominations for Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) and Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild (1986). The next decade Jeff starred in Gettysburg (1993), action film Speed (1994), the comedy Dumb and Dumber (1994), the family film 101 Dalmatians (1996), as well as fantasy film Pleasantville (1998).
From 2012 until 2014, Jeff starred as Will McAvoy in the HBO political drama series The Newsroom, for which he received the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Jeff received a second Primetime Emmy Award in 2018 for his performance in the Netflix miniseries Godless (2017). That same year Jeff became nominated for portraying John P. O’Neill in the Hulu miniseries The Looming Tower (2018). In 2020 Jeff played FBI director James Comey in The Comey Rule for Showtime.
He has also received many award nominations for his work on stage, such as Tony Award nominations for Best Actor for his roles in the plays Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, David Harrower’s Blackbird, and Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird. In addition, Jeff is the founder and current executive director of the Chelsea, Michigan Purple Rose Theatre Company.
Jeff Daniels Age
Jeff was born on February 19, 1955, in Athens, Georgia, in the United States. He is 67 years old. Jeff celebrates his birthday on February 19, every year.
Jeff Daniels Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Jeff stands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (Approx 1.90 m).
Jeff Daniels Family
He was born in Athens, Georgia, to Marjorie J. (née Ferguson) and Robert Lee “Bob” Daniels (1929–2012). Jeff spent the first 6 weeks of his life in Georgia, where his dad was then teaching, prior to moving back to his parent’s native Michigan, where he grew up in Chelsea. Jeff’s father owned the Chelsea Lumber Company and was a one-time mayor of the town. He was raised Methodist.
Jeff Daniels Wife
Jeff is married to his wife Kathleen Rosemary Treado a fellow Michigan resident also from Chelsea. The two married in 1979. Jeff and his wife Kathleen have three children: Benjamin (born 1984), Lucas (born 1987), and Nellie (born 1990).
Jeff Daniels Education
He briefly went to Central Michigan University and participated in the school’s theater program. In the summer of 1976, Jeff attended the Eastern Michigan University drama school to participate in a special Bicentennial Repertory program, where Jeff performed in The Hot l Baltimore and three other plays performed in repertoire. Marshall W. Mason was the guest director at EMU, and he invited Daniels to come to New York to work at the Circle Repertory Theatre, where Jeff performed in Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson in the 1977–78 season.
Jeff Daniels Movies
– Ragtime (1981) as P.C. O’Donnell
– Terms of Endearment (1983) as Flap Horton
– Marie (1985) as Eddie Sisk
– Something Wild (1986) as Charles Driggs
– The House on Carroll Street (1988) as Cochran
– Sweet Hearts Dance (1988) as Sam Manners
– Checking Out (1989) as Ray Macklin
– Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) as Denton Webb
– Love Hurts (1990) as Paul Weaver
– Rain Without Thunder (1993) as Jonathan Garson
– Dumb and Dumber (1994) as Harry Dunne
– Trial and Error (1997) as Charlie Tuttle
– My Favorite Martian (1999) as Tim O’Hara
– Chasing Sleep (2000) as Ed Saxon
– Steve Jobs (2015) as John Sculley
– The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) as David
– The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) as Bill Donovan
– Guest Artist (2019) as Joseph Harris
– Adam (2020) as Mickey
Jeff Daniels Dumb And Dumber
In 2014 Jeff reprised his role as Harry Dunne in Dumb and Dumber To reuniting with Jim Carrey. Dumb and Dumber film grossed $247 million at the box office and developed a cult following in the years after its release and is regarded as one of the best comedies of the 1990s. Dumb and Dumber tells the story of Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels), two dumb but well-meaning peers from Providence, Rhode Island, who set out on a cross-country trip to Aspen, Colorado, to get back a briefcase full of money to its owner, thinking it was abandoned as a mistake though it was actually left as a ransom.
Jeff Daniels The Newsroom
He had a career resurgence with his turn in Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama series The Newsroom (2012–2014) as fictional news anchor Will McAvoy. Its opening scene of the pilot episode “We Just Decided To”, in which Jeff gives a monologue on the state of American greatness, has been viewed over 13 million times. While the show received mixed reviews, Jeff won the Primetime Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the first season. This series ran for two more seasons, for which Jeff was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award. It also starred Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Sam Waterston, Olivia Munn, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, and Jane Fonda.
Jeff Daniels To Kill A Mockingbird
In 2018, Jeff starred as Atticus Finch, reuniting with Aaron Sorkin in his stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. This play opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. Its production started previews on November 1, 2018, before its official opening on December 13, 2018. Over the week ending on December 23, 2018, the production grossed more than $1.5 million, breaking the record for box office grosses for a non-musical play in a theater owned by The Shubert Organization. Jeff won his third Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play. This show won 8 other Tony Award nominations. In June 2019, producer Scott Rudin announced that Jeff would leave production in November 2019 and would be succeeded by Ed Harris. His last performance was on November 3, 2019.
Jeff Daniels Broadway
During the mid-1970s through to the early 1990s, Jeff starred in several New York productions, on and off Broadway. On Broadway, Jeff appeared in Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July (1980) with William Hurt, for which Jeff was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actor. Jeff also starred in A. R. Gurney’s The Golden Age (1984) with Stockard Channing.
Jeff Daniels Net Worth
Jeff gets his wealth from his work as an actor, comedian, musician, and playwright, noted for his work on stage and screen playing diverse characters, switching between comedy and drama. Therefore, Jeff has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Jeff’s estimated net worth is $45 million.
How Old Is Jeff Daniels
Jeff is a 67-year-old who was born on February 19, 1955, in Athens, Georgia, in the United States.
Who Is Jeff Daniels
Jeff is an actor, comedian, musician, and playwright, noted for his work on stage and screen playing diverse characters switching between comedy and drama. Besides, Jeff is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for three Tony Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards.