Nick Searcy is an American producer, director, and actor known for his performances in various films and television series.
After spending more than two and a half decades in the acting and appearing in movies and television series such as Justified, From Earth to the Moon, The Dead Girl, Cast Away and many others, there is no doubt that actor Nick Searcy has earned certain respect among his peers and fans as a fine actor with a long and distinguished career in Hollywood movies.
Nick Searcy was born on 7 March 1959 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, where he received his basic education. After Cullowhee High School he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts before going to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated from the latter with a degree in English. No valid information was given about his parents or siblings.
In 1982, Searcy moved to New York where he played a role in an off-Broadway play with Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, and Jesus Christ Superstar, and in 1989 he returned to North Carolina where he began acting in locally shot plays. These include films such as The Prince of Tides and Evil Frank in Fried Green Tomatoes.
Since then Searcy has taken on more roles in movies and television series such as Thunder Alley, American Gothic, Murder One, and Nash Bridges with Don Johnson. In 1995, American Gothic, filmed in his home state of North Carolina, became his debut role in television series. In this role, he played Congressman Ben Healy. He produced, directed and also starred in his independent feature film Paradise Falls in 1997. His recent appearances include 3 Billboards and The Shape of Water, both produced in 2017. On December 27, 2017, he was a guest host on the conservative American talk show The Rush Limbaugh Show, hosted by Rush Limbaugh on Premiere Networks. He is, however, famous for his role as U.S. Marshal Art Mullen in the FX series Justified. He also directed and starred in an independent film called Carolina Low.
Awards and Nominations
Considering his hard work and dedication to the film industry, it is only natural that he should be recognized, celebrated, and rewarded for his role. Searcy has received three awards and four nominations so far. For example, his 1997 self-directed and self-produced film Paradise Falls won a Hollywood Discovery Award at the Hollywood Film Festival for Best Feature Film and Best Dramatic Feature Film at the WorldFest in Charleston, S.C., 1997, where he also received gold awards for his role in “Paradise Falls. In 1998 he was again the winner of the Southeastern Media Award.
Looking at his previous nominations, his first was in 2013 when he was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the much darker retelling of Franz Kafka’s classic Metamorphosis, which was produced in 2012. In 2017 he was nominated for best ensemble cast in the American fantasy-drama film The Shape of Water. Other nominees include Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Jenkins, and Sally Hawkins.
In 2018, Searcy was nominated for two awards – the Gold Derby Award for the ensemble Cast The Shape of Water, which he shared with ten other actors including Michael Shannon, Morgan Kelly, Michael Shannon, David Hewlett, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer; and the Online Film & Television Association (OFTA Film Award) as best ensemble for the film The Shape of Water.
In addition to his awards and nominations, the American actor has a net worth of $500,000, which he earned mainly through his active role in the film industry. His net worth began to grow through most television shows such as the 12-part HBO television mini-series From the Earth to the Moon in 1998. It is expected that with the continuation of his career, his net worth will continue to increase.
Nick Searcy Wife, Family
Searcy has been married to actress Leslie Riley since 1986, who is also known for her role in the crime TV series Justified. The couple is blessed with two children named Chloe and Omar. He currently lives with his family in Southern. Thanks to his very private lifestyle, there is no advance information about his previous relationships.