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Jeff Daniels

  • Birthplace: Athens, Georgia
  • Birthday: February 19

Jeff Daniels is news anchor Will McAvoy on the HBO series The Newsroom, created by Aaron Sorkin. This is the acclaimed stage and screen actor's first leading role in a television series.

Jeff Daniels is news anchor Will McAvoy on the HBO series The Newsroom, created by Aaron Sorkin. This is the acclaimed stage and screen actor's first leading role in a television series.

Daniels is known for his diverse work in such productions as the A&E telepic The Crossing (in which he portrayed George Washington), George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck, the Woody Allen film The Purple Rose of Cairo and the wildly successful big screen comedy Dumb and Dumber with Jim Carrey, among many other appearances. He also delivered a Tony-nominated performance for his lead role in the play God of Carnage.

Daniels is the founder and executive director of The Purple Rose Theatre Company in his hometown, Chelsea, Michigan.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Wins3 Nominations

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

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