Kevin Spacey

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Kevin Spacey Fowler
  • Birth Place: South Orange, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/26/1959, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director; screenwriter
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Kevin Spacey Fast Facts:
  • While still in high school, performed stand-up.
  • High-school classmates included Mare Winningham (with whom he shared valedictorian honors) and Val Kilmer.
  • At the start of his acting career, switched last name from Fowler to his mom's maiden name of Spacey.
  • Left Juilliard to join the New York Shakespeare Festival.
  • Made his Broadway debut in the 1982 production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, starring Liv Ullmann.
  • Is a superb mimic, whose spot-on impressions include Jack Lemmon (with whom he worked with on stage and in films and greatly admired) and Al Pacino.
  • Was the voice of Hopper (the grasshopper) in A Bug's Life (1998) and GERTY the computer in Moon (2009).
  • Became the artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre Company in London in 2003.
  • In addition to portraying Bobby Darin in the 2004 musical biopic Beyond the Sea, he cowrote and directed the film plus recorded all his vocals for the songs.
  • Reunited with his Se7en director David Fincher to produce the popular and critically acclaimed The Social Network.
  • Met with Jack Abramoff in federal prison before depicting the former lobbyist in 2010's Casino Jack.
  • Kevin Spacey Relationships:
  • Julie Ann Keir - Sister
  • Thomas Fowler - Father
  • Randall Fowler - Brother
  • Kathleen Fowler - Mother
  • Kevin Spacey Awards:
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1991 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2001 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1997 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1999 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Best International - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1999 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA; attended the Juilliard School, New York, NY

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