Michael Shannon is an American actor and musician best known for his role in movies like Man of Steel and Revolutionary Road. For his roles in Revolutionary Road (2008) and Nocturnal Animal (2016), he received an Oscar as a best supporting actor.
Michael Shannon Bio
The award-winning actor Michael Corbett Shannon was born on August 7, 1974, in Lexington, Kentucky in the United States. He was raised by his parents Geraldine Hine, attorney at law, and Donald Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University.
Michael never had a good upbringing due to his parents’ divorce, this had an emotional impact on him and he is said to have scattered the office of the psychiatrist he was sent to for therapy.
The talented star did not attend acting school, but he was able to start his career in Chicago, where he lived with his father. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a jazz musician or an architect.
When he was sixteen years old, Michael found a mentor named Tracy Letts to coach him in stage techniques. Later he began to play small roles in movies. He made his first film appearance in 1993 on Groundhog Day, and in 1996 he starred in the film called Bug.
Michael Shannon had his breakthrough in 2008, after having played in Revolutionary Road. However, the film earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble for his role in the reality television series Boardwalk Empire, which was broadcast from 2010 to 2014. The talented actor also received recognition for his role in the thriller entitled Take Shelter in 2011.
The American actor has starred in several films and has received several awards for his brilliant and excellent roles in movies. His popular films include The Iceman 2012, The Man of Steel 2013, 99 Houses 2014, Wolves 2016, Guillermo Del Toro’s Shape of Water 2017, The Prize 2018, and many others.
Following his passion for music, Michael Shannon founded a rock band called Corporal in 2002. Since the formation of the band, Michael Shannon has been composing and singing with the band; other members of the band are Rob Beitzel and Ray Rizzo. The band Corporal released their debut album in 2010, one of the songs of which was dedicated to the re-election of President Obama.
Awards and Nominations
Michael Corbett has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Awards – twice in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in Revolutionary Road. He has also received the Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations and a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actor in a Play for his brilliant role in the film entitled Long Day’s Journey into Night.
In addition, he has won eighteen of the seventy-nine nominations and has collaborated with famous directors, including Guillermo Del Toro, who is a first-class director in the Hollywood film industry.
Personal Life: Wife and Family
Michael had a relationship with another celebrity, an American actress named Kate Arrington. Kate is famous for her role as Courtney in the movie called Hello I Must Be Going and the popular reality TV series Elementary.
The couple has been together since 2002 and has never been married, although they have two children named Sylvia Shannon and Marion Shannon.
Currently, Michael and his family live together in Red Hook, New York City.
Michael Shannon Net Worth
The multi-talented American actor has had a successful career and has done an outstanding job throughout his career. Michael Shannon has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He earns his net worth with his film and music career.
Michael is also active in social media and has massive followers on Twitter and Instagram
Quick Facts about Michael Shannon, Height
- Birth name: Michael Corbett Shannon
- Date of birth: August 7, 1974
- Birth City: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
- Birth sign: Leo
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Education: N/A
- Profession: Actor, musician
- Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.92 m)
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Kate Arrington
- Children: Yes (Sylvia Shannon and Marion Shannon)
- Music Group: Corporal
- Net Worth: $8 million