Michael Shannon – Biography, Relationship, Figure, Life, Age, Height, Wiki, Career, Images, Net Worth, Family and More


Michael Shannon

Biography of Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon Bio

Michael Shannon is a performer from America. His appearances in the films Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012), Midnight Special and Loving (2016), and The Bike Riders (2023) demonstrate his regular collaboration with director Jeff Nichols. Shannon received two Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor: one for the 2008 film Revolutionary Road and another for the 2016 film Nocturnal Animals. His performance in 99 Homes (2014) led to nominations for the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award.

Shannon made his screen debut on 1993’s Groundhog Day. The Night Before (2015), Elvis & Nixon (2016), The Shape of Water (2017), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007), The Iceman (2012), Premium Rush (2012), 8 Mile (2002), Bad Boys II (2003), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007).

Early Life – Education and Birth Place 

Michael Corbett Shannon was born on 7th August 1974 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States, as the sole son of Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University, and Geraldine Hine, a lawyer. Shannon grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and Lexington, Kentucky. Acting piqued his interest during his academic years. But he never went to drama school. At first, he desired to work as a jazz musician or architect.

Struggle and Career of Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon Career

Stage career

Even after establishing a prosperous film career, Michael Shannon continued to participate in theater productions, having begun his career as an actor in 1991. In 1991, he made his stage debut with the Griffin Theatre Company in the play Loving Little Egypt. For his play Fun/Nobody, he was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role the following year.

In addition, he discovered A Red Orchid Theatre, where he gives regular performances. The actor has performed with several theater companies, including American Airlines Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Soho Repertory Theatre, The Public Theater, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Moreover, He had consecutive performances as the lead in the one-man show Mistakes Were Made at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City starting in November 2010.

Television Career

In addition to his prosperous film career, the actor has established himself in the television industry. Before entering the film business, Shannon made a television appearance in the 1992 television movie Overexposed, playing a young man. In the same year, he contributed to the television movie Angel Street. Later, He made two guest star appearances in two episodes of the television series Early Edition in 1998-1999. Following this, Michael manifested in one Turks episode (1999), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2005–2006), and De Located (2009–2010).

He played the longest part of a former Prohibition Agent named Nelson Van Alden in the HBO historical criminal drama television series Boardwalk Empire, which ran from 2010 to 2014. He became the most well-known figure on television thanks to this part, which made him a successful star similar to Joseph Somerhalder, Chris Wood, Ryan Reynolds, and Glen Powell. Moreover, He was given the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Performance in a Dramatic Series for this.

Movie Career

In 1993, Michael Shannon made his Hollywood debut as Fred in the film Groundhog Day, directed by Harold Ramis. Following a few more film roles, the actor was cast as First Lieutenant Goz Wood in a supporting part of the 2001 blockbuster epic historical war film Pearl Harbor. In the same year, he starred as Aaron in Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz’s Vanilla Sky, and as Greg in Curtis Hanson’s drama 8 Mile. After that, the actor portrayed a villain in Kangaroo Jack and played Floyd Poteet in the buddy police action movie Bad Boys II.

Subsequently, following five 2004 releases, the actor portrayed vagabond Peter Evans in the film adaptation of the play of the same name, Bug, which came out in 2006. The following year, he contributed to a few films, including Patrik-Ian Polk’s Blackbird, Shotgun Stories (as Son Hayes alongside Douglas Ligon and Barlow Jacobs), and Curtis Hanson’s Lucky You (as Ray).

Breakthrough Performance

For his performance as Dex in the movie, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. The 2008 film Revolutionary Road, which costarred Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Kathy Bates in key roles, featured Shannon in the highly acclaimed part of John Givings, Jr. Though he was in a supporting role, the actor gave one of his best performances in the movie, earning him nominations for the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Subsequently, Shannon later worked with filmmaker Werner Herzog on two films in 2009, Brad McCullum in My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? and Mundt in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.

Additionally, the actor also won an award for his work in the 2011 movie Take Shelter. He portrayed Curtis LaForche, the main character, under Jeff Nichols’ supervision. Along with nominations from different awards. He continued the year with more releases, including the drama The Broken Tower starring James Franco, the action film Machine Gun Preacher directed by Marc Forster, and the drama Return starring Liza Johnson. In David Koepp’s next film, Premium Rush (2012), he played the part of corrupt police officer Bobby Monday. He performed hitman Richard Kuklinski in his other 2012 production, The Iceman, a crime thriller biography film based on the real-life of the long-running, legendary hitman.

Career Highlights and Projects

He received praise from the audience and critical circles for his excellent interpretation of the role. The actor went on to play a crucial part as the primary adversary General Zod in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, a megalomaniacal Kryptonian general. Directed by Ramin Bahrani. In addition to being nominated for a Golden Globe, and Toronto Film Critics Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor. Additionally, his supporting work earned him the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015. He co-starred with Steve Carell, Ellen Page, and Julianne Moore in the biographical drama Picture Free Held.

In addition, he emerged in Werner Herzog’s thriller Salt and Fire as the evil CEO and in Jeff Nichols’ historical drama Loving as Grey Villet. Furthermore, Shannon’s portrayal of music legend Elvis Presley in Liz Johnson’s 2016 comedy-drama Elvis & Nixon. In addition, he serves as the movie’s executive producer. Continue his career. His 2019 releases are Knives Out and The Current War. A Few White Lie (2022), The Flash (2023), Heart of Champions (2021), Abandoned (2022), Bullet Train (2022), Amsterdam (2022), The Quarry (2020), Echo Boomers (2021), and The End (2024) are some of his other noteworthy pieces.

Music Career

Along with Ray Rizzo and Rob Beitzel, Shannon established the indie rock band Corporal in 2002, where he wrote the songs and sang. This was Shannon’s first musical endeavor. The group’s debut album of the same name was released in 2010.

AWARDS and Achievements of Michael Shannon

Michael Shannoon Award

Award Names / Years Category / Results 
Academy Awards (2008)Best Supporting Actor / Nominated 
Golden Globe Awards (2015)Best Supporting Actor / Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards (2023)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie / Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series / Won
Tony Awards (2016)Best Featured Actor in a Play / Nominated

Relationship – Love Life, Marriage or Boyfriend

Michael Shannon Family

At the close of 2017, Shannon tied the knot with actress Kate Arrington, whom he has dated since 2002. Sylvia was born in 2008, and Marion was born in 2011. Their two daughters. They are residents of Brooklyn, New York’s Red Hook. 

Figure – Physical Measurements OF Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon Fitness

Michael’s bodily measurements, including weight, height, bust, waist, hip, and shoe size, are listed here.

Body ShapeSlim
Height 6′ 3″ or 191 cm
Weight86 kg or 190 Ibs
Chest Size 49 Inches
Biceps Size 15 Inches
Waist Size36 Inches
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Dress Size Unknown
Shoe size  10 US

Age of Michael Shannon

 Michael was born in Lexington, Kentucky, United States, on 7 August 1974, and he will be 50 years old in 2024.

Wiki Info

Here is some Wiki information about Michael Corbett given below.

Real NameMichael Corbett Shannon
NicknameMichael Shannon
Date of Birth7 August 1974
Place of BirthLexington, Kentucky, United States
Age 48 years old
ParentsFather–Donald S. Shannon 
Mother–Geraldine Hine
Siblings Dave Shannon (brother)
Rebecca Shannon (brother)
SpouseKate Arrington
Children Marion Shannon (daughter)
Sylvia Shannon (daughter)
Marital StatusMarried 
Zodiac SignLeo
Occupation          Actor, producer, director, and musician

Net Worth

Michael’s estimated net worth as of 2024 is $10 million.

Social Media Accounts

Below are some social media accounts of Michael with followers. Regrettably, his follower count falls short of those of Adele Laurie Blue AdkinsLeBron James, and Coco Jones, despite his Seniority.

Instagram12.2 K Followers
Facebook1.7 K Followers

Is Michael Shannon in a band?

With Ray Rizzo and Rob Beitzel, Shannon founded the indie rock group Corporal in 2002, where he writes and performs vocals.

Where did Michael Shannon grow up?

He was born and reared in Lexington, Kentucky.

What made Michael Shannon famous?

He became best known for his riveting performances in films like "The Shape of Water" (2017), "Take Shelter" (2011), "99 Homes" (2014), and "Revolutionary Road" (2008), the latter of which earned Shannon his first Oscar nod.

Who is Michael Shannon married to?

 He married Kate Arrington in 2018. They have two daughters.

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