Michael Shannon

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Michael Corbett Shannon
  • Birth Place: Lexington, KY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/07/1974, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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Michael Shannon Fast Facts:
  • Started acting so he could get out of playing sports.
  • Is a founding member of A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago, where he originated the role of Peter in Bug. He went on to reprise the role, opposite Ashley Judd, in the 2007 film version. 
  • Made his film debut in 1993's Groundhog Day.
  • Portrayed the abusive boyfriend of Eminem's mother (played by Kim Basinger) in 8 Mile.
  • During an emotional scene in his audition for Revolutionary Road, the casting director told him that she had "never felt so personally wounded by an actor's reading."
  • Both parents have been married five times.
  • Michael Shannon Relationships:
  • Sylvia Grace Arrington Shannon - Daughter
  • Ellen Shannon - Stepmother
  • Geraldine Hine - Mother
  • Kate Arrington - Significant Other
  • Dr. Donald S. Shannon - Father
  • Michael Shannon Awards:
  • 2008 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2014 Independent Spirit Awards: Robert Altman Award - Winner

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