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also known as Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels

actor , musician , playwright

Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels is an American actor, musician and playwright. He founded a non-profit theatre company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He has performed in a number of stage productions, both on and off Broadway.

Career

He has had a thriving film career, from his debut in 1981 in Ragtime, through State of Play in 2009. For his film work, he has received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Comedy/Musical for Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) (hence the name of his theatre company). He has also received nominations by the Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and several others for his work in The Squid and the Whale (London Critics Circle Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Chlotrudis Awards and Gotham Awards). He played Debra Winger's husband in the 1983 Oscar-winning film Terms of Endearment.



He has focused on recording a number of songs that he has written throughout his life, apparently marking key moments. He has kept busy with frequent gigs and two full length albums, Grandfather's Hat and Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged. He is featured on the cover of the July/August 2011 issue of Making Music Magazine where there is an article about his experiences with music.

He has focused on recording a number of songs that he has written throughout his life, apparently marking key moments. He has kept busy with frequent gigs and two full length albums, Grandfather's Hat and Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged. He is featured on the cover of the July/August 2011 issue of Making Music Magazine where there is an article about his experiences with music.

Filmography:

1981 Ragtime



1983 Terms of Endearment



1985 Marie



1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo



1986 Something Wild



1986 Heartburn



1987 Radio Days



1988 The House on Carroll Street



1988 Sweet Hearts Dance



1989 Checking Out



1989 No Place Like Home

1990 Arachnophobia



1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael



1991 Love Hurts



1991 The Butcher's Wife



1992 Timescape



1992 There Goes the Neighborhood



1992 Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story

1993 Rain Without Thunder



1993 Gettysburg



1994 Speed



1994 Dumb and Dumber



1995 Redwood Curtain



1996 Fly Away Home



1996 2 Days in the Valley



1996 101 Dalmatians



1997 Trial and Error



1998 Pleasantville



1999 My Favorite Martian



1999 All the Rage

2000 The Crossing



2000 Chasing Sleep



2000 Cheaters



2001 Escanaba in da Moonlight



2002 Super Sucker



2002 Blood Work



2002 The Hours



2003 Gods and Generals



2003 I Witness



2004 The Goodbye Girl



2004 Imaginary Heroes



2004 The Five People You Meet In Heaven



2005 The Squid and the Whale



2005 Because of Winn-Dixie



2005 Good Night, and Good Luck.



2006 RV



2006 Infamous



2007 The Lookout



2007 Mama's Boy



2007 A Plumm Summer



2008 Sweet Nothing in My Ear



2008 Space Chimps



2008 Traitor



2009 State of Play



2009 The Answer Man



2009 Away We Go



2009 Paper Man



2010 Howl



2010 Planet Sheen



2010 The Adventures of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

2011 Right Angle



2012–present The Newsroom



2012 Looper



2014 Dumb and Dumber To

Achievements

  • Daniels was inducted into the Michigan Walk of Fame on May 25, 2006, in Lansing, Michigan, and delivered the winter commencement address at the University of Michigan on December 20, 2009, at which he was granted an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts.

Views

Realism

Interests

  • Sport & Clubs

    Regby

  • Other Interests

    Cinema

  • Music & Bands

    Rock

Connections

wife:
Kathleen Treado

son:
Benjamin

(born 1984)

son:
Lucas

(born 1987)

daughter:
Nellie

(born 1990)