Alan Cumming Celebrity

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Birth Place: Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

Birthday: January 27, 1965, Aquarius

Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer, Director

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Fast Facts

  • First gained fame in Scotland as half of the camp-comedy duo Vic and Barry (with longtime friend Forbes Masson); the pair went on to costar in the mid-'90s Britcom The High Life.
  • Made his Broadway debut with an acclaimed turn as the Emcee in a 1998 production of Cabaret.
  • In 2005, released a men's fragrance called "Cumming."
  • Officially became a U.S. citizen in November 2008.
  • In 2012, a selection of his photographs, entitled "Alan Cumming Snaps," was exhibited at the Paul Smith store in Los Angeles.

Awards

  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1994, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Musical: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Grant Shaffer — Husband
  • Nick Philippou — Ex-significant Other
  • Alex Cumming — Father
  • Hilary Lyon — Ex-wife
  • Saffron Burrows — Ex-significant Other
  • Mary — Mother
  • Tom Cumming — Brother

College

  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland (1985)

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