Michael Shannon – Biography of Michael Shannon

Michael Corbett Shannon He was born in August 1974 in the city of Lexington (Kentucky), in the United States. His father, Donald S. Shannon, he was a professor at DePaul University and his grandfather was the entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon.

He began his career in Chicago, where he helped found the theater “A Red Orchid Theater“; he also worked with the Steppenwolf Theater Company, Northlight Theater and other theater companies, as well as various theatrical shows in London’s West End.

While working in Chicago theaters, Shannon He also developed his career in front of film and television cameras. Among his film credits, “Kangaroo Jack“(2003) was the third film of Jerry bruckheimer where you worked, in addition to “Two Rebel Cops II“(2003), directed by Michael Bay and starring Will Smith Y Martin Lawrence; Y “Grand theft parsons“(2003), with Johnny knoxville Y Christina applegate.

Shannon also worked on “Pearl harbor“(2001);”8 Mile“(2002);”Vanilla Sky“;”All the truth“(2002) starring Morgan freeman; or the war drama of Joel schumacher, “Tigerland“(2000).

In 2008 he played John givings in the drama “Revolutionary Road“, made by Leonardo Dicaprio Y Kate winslet, by whose performance Shannon was nominated for the awards Oscar in the category Best Supporting Actor.

Recently Michael has been selected to join the cast of the new drama series of HBO, “Boardwalk empire“, set in the 1920s, during Prohibition. His character is that of the Agent Nelson Van Alden.

In his personal life, Shannon he is married to the actress Kate arrington, with whom he has a daughter named Sylvia, born in 2008.