Shea Whigham

  • Birth Name: Franklin Shea Whigham Jr.
  • Birth Place: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Earned a college scholarship due to his tennis prowess.
  • Discovered acting while in college.
  • Roomed with actor Kirk Acevedo in college.
  • Cofounded the Rorshach Group, a theater troupe in New York, with Acevedo.
  • Served as the Rorshach Group's artistic director for its first three years.
  • His impressive audition for the 2000 military drama Tigerland led to his role in that film, which also featured Michael Shannon. He and Shannon won roles in HBO's acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire, which debuted in 2010, and which copped a Screen Actors Guild ensemble award. Tigerland helped boost the careers of Shannon, Whigman and its star, Colin Farrell.

Awards

  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Frank Whigham — Father
  • Beth Whigham — Mother
  • Christine Whigham — Wife

College

  • Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas, United States; State University of New York, Purchase, New York, United States

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