Kiefer Sutherland

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  • Birth Name: Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/21/1966, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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The son of actors Shirley Douglas and Donald Sutherland, Kiefer became a Hollywood heartthrob in the 1980s with flashy roles in a number of hip flicks such as The Lost Boys, Young Guns and Flatliners, during the latter of which he struck up a very public romance with costar Julia Roberts. After taking a brief hiatus from acting (which he used to compete in a number of rodeo events), Sutherland returned to the biz with a number of strong performances in films such as Dark City and Picking Up the Pieces, but he eventually found his most-successful role as Jack Bauer on 24, a taut action series about a counterterrorism agent who deals with dangerous threats to American security (and, suspiciously, always over the course of a single day). In 2006, he won two Emmys for his work on the show: one for Outstanding Lead Actor and one as producer of the Outstanding Drama Series. Off screen, Sutherland owns a ranch in Montana, and he named his production company Still Water Films after a river on his property.Kiefer Sutherland Fast Facts:
  • Named after Warren Kiefer, the screenwriter/director of the film Castle of the Living Dead, which starred Donald Sutherland.
  • Delivered a memorable performance as the gang leader in Stand By Me (1986), Rob Reiner's adaptation of the Stephen King story The Body.
  • Was once engaged to Julia Roberts, whom he met when they co-starred in 1990's Flatliners. Their high-profile wedding was cancelled at the last minute.
  • Formed the production company Still Water Films (named after a river at his Montana ranch) in 1986.
  • Made his directorial debut with the 1993 Showtime production Last Light; his feature-film directorial debut was 1997's Truth or Consequences, N.M..
  • Executive-produced the TV film Dark Reflection (1994).
  • Spent nearly two years competing in rodeo events during a break from acting in the 1990s; won rodeos in Phoenix and Albuquerque.
  • Remained close with his former stepdaughter Michelle Kath (from his marriage to Camelia Kath) and gave her away at her wedding in 2003.
  • Kiefer Sutherland Relationships:
  • Rachel Sutherland - Sister
  • Camelia Kath - Ex-wife
  • Kelly Winn - Ex-wife
  • Shirley Douglas - Mother
  • Sarah Sutherland - Daughter
  • Thomas Clement Douglas - Grandfather
  • Francine Racette - Stepmother
  • Donald Sutherland - Father
  • Rossif Sutherland - Half Brother
  • Angus Sutherland - Half Brother
  • Roeg Sutherland - Half Brother
  • Siobhan Bonnouvrier - Ex-significant Other
  • Kiefer Sutherland Awards:
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Winner
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1985 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee

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