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Alan Cumming Biography

Birth Place:
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
Profession
Actor, writer, producer, director

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

  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: winner
  • 2002Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: nominated
  • 2002Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Screenplay: nominated

Relationships