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Jeffrey Warren Daniels
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Actor; director; singer; songwriter
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Jeff Daniels Fast Facts:
Taught himself how to play guitar as a means of relaxation when he moved to New York City to find work as an actor.
Married his high-school sweetheart, and they returned to Michigan to raise their children.
Won a 1982 OBIE Award for his performance in
Johnny Got His Gun.
Founded the nonprofit Purple Rose Theatre Company in his hometown of Chelsea, MI. The name is a nod to his breakthrough role in
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Has written many plays performed at the Purple Rose Theatre.
Is a singer-songwriter whose CDs (which raise funds for his theater company) include
Jeff Daniels: Live and Unplugged
Live at the Purple Rose
Keep It Right Here
Known to mix comedy into his musical performances when performing live.
Has promoted Michigan by serving as a spokesperson for Michigan ad campaigns.
Among his prized possessions: a guitar of his that George Harrison signed and then played a song on.
Jeff Daniels Relationships:
Nellie Daniels - Daughter
Kathleen Daniels - Wife
Benjamin Daniels - Son
Lucas Daniels - Son
Jeff Daniels Awards:
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
2009 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
Attended Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
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