Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels

Date of Birth

Birthday: February 19
Birthplace: Athens, Georgia

Jeff Daniels is an American actor, musician and playwright whose career includes roles in films, stage productions and on television, for which he has won an Emmy Award and received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award nominations.

Jeff Daniels is an American actor, musician and playwright whose career includes roles in films, stage productions and on television, for which he has won an Emmy Award and received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award nominations.

Making his film debut in Ragtime (1981), Daniels's film credits include Terms of Endearment (1983), Arachnophobia (1990), Gettysburg (1993), Speed (1994), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Fly Away Home (1996), Pleasantville (1998), The Hours (2002), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Infamous (2006), The Lookout (2007), Looper (2012), Steve Jobs (2015), and The Martian (2015).

From 2012 to 2014, Daniels starred as Will McAvoy in the HBO political drama series The Newsroom, for which he won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Daniels’s work in Netflix’s Godless and Hulu’s The Looming Tower, have garnered him 2018 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, respectively.

 

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Awards & Nominations

5 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2018
  • Winner
  • Jeff Daniels, as Frank Griffin
  • Godless
  • Netflix
  • A Netflix Original Production
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Jeff Daniels, as John O'Neill
  • The Looming Tower
  • Hulu
  • Legendary Television, Hulu, South Slope Pictures, Jigsaw Productions, Wolf Moon Pictures
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Jeff Daniels, as Will McAvoy
  • The Newsroom
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Jeff Daniels, as Will McAvoy
  • The Newsroom
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Winner
  • Jeff Daniels, as Will McAvoy
  • The Newsroom
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment
Stephen Colbert and Jeff Daniels
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Kathleen Rosemary Treado and Jeff Daniels on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jeff Daniels at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
Jeff Daniels on stage at the 65th Emmys
Jeff Daniels backstage at the 65th Emmys
Bobby Cannavale and Jeff Daniels backstage at the 65th Emmys
Jeff Daniels on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
Seat cards for the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Stephen Colbert and Jeff Daniels
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Stephen Colbert and Jeff Daniels at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Jeff Daniels accepts his award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Kathleen Rosemary Treado and Jeff Daniels on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Kathleen Rosemary Treado and Jeff Daniels on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jeff Daniels at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
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Jeff Daniels on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Jeff Daniels backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Bobby Cannavale and Jeff Daniels backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Jeff Daniels on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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Seat cards for the 65th Emmy Awards.
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