Biography

Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor and musician. He made his film debut opposite Bill Murray in Groundhog Day (1993) and received widespread attention for his performance in 8 Mile (2002), where he portrayed the boyfriend of Eminem's character's mother (Kim Basinger). Shannon is known for his on-screen versatility, performing in both comedies and dramas. Notable projects include Pearl Harbor (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), Bug (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), The Iceman (2012), Man of Steel (2013) and Elvis & Nixon (2016). He is a frequent collaborator with Jeff Nichols, appearing in all of his films: Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012), Midnight Special and Loving (both 2016). He is also known for his role as Nelson Van Alden/George Mueller in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014).

Shannon has been twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, first for Revolutionary Road (2008) and again for Nocturnal Animals (2016). 99 Homes (2014) further earned him nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

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Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor and musician. He made his film debut opposite Bill Murray in Groundhog Day (1993) and received widespread attention for his performance in 8 Mile (2002), where he portrayed the boyfriend of Eminem's character's mother (Kim Basinger). Shannon is known for his on-screen versatility, performing in both comedies and dramas. Notable projects include Pearl Harbor (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), Bug (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), The Iceman (2012), Man of Steel (2013) and Elvis & Nixon (2016). He is a frequent collaborator with Jeff Nichols, appearing in all of his films: Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012), Midnight Special and Loving (both 2016). He is also known for his role as Nelson Van Alden/George Mueller in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014).

Shannon has been twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, first for Revolutionary Road (2008) and again for Nocturnal Animals (2016). 99 Homes (2014) further earned him nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 81

Birthday 1974-08-07

Place of Birth Lexington - Kentucky - USA

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Also Known As

  • Mike Shannon

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Fahrenheit 451
2018 Horse Soldiers
2018 Waco as Gary Noesner
2017 The Current War as George Westinghouse
2017 The Shape of Water
2017 Wolves as Lee Keller
2016 Frank & Lola as Frank Reilly
2016 Salt and Fire as Matt Riley
2016 Loving as Grey Villet
2016 Nocturnal Animals as Bobby Andes
2016 Complete Unknown as Tom Brayton
2016 Elvis & Nixon as Elvis Presley
2016 Poor Boy as Blayde Griggs
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as General Zod
2016 Midnight Special as Roy Tomlin
2015 The Night Before as Mr. Green
2015 Freeheld as Dane Wells
2014 She's Funny That Way as Policeman Macy's
2014 99 Homes as Rick Carver
2014 Young Ones as Ernest Holm
2014 They Came Together as Spike
2013 Choose You as Avicii
2013 The Harvest as Richard
2013 Man of Steel as General Zod
2013 Mud as Galen
2012 Happy Hour as Just Mike
2012 The Iceman as Richard Kuklinski
2012 Premium Rush as Bobby Monday
2011 Touch of Evil as The Tycoon
2011 Take Shelter as Curtis
2011 Machine Gun Preacher as Donnie
2011 The Broken Tower as Emile
2011 Return as Mike
2010 Boardwalk Empire(24 episodes) as Agent Nelson Van Alden
2010 Boardwalk Empire(59 episodes) as Nelson Van Alden
2010 Jonah Hex as Doc Cross Williams
2010 The Runaways as Kim Fowley
2010 13 as Henry
2010 Herbert White as Herbert White
2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans as Mundt
2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done as Brad McCullum
2009 The Greatest as Jordan Walker
2009 The Missing Person as John Rosow
2008 Revolutionary Road as John Givings
2008 Marvelous as John
2007 Shotgun Stories as Son Hayes
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead as Dex
2007 Lucky You as Ray Zumbro
2007 Blackbird as Murl
2006 Let's Go to Prison as Lynard
2006 World Trade Center as Dave Karnes
2006 Bug as Peter Evans
2005 American Gun as Jerry
2004 The Woodsman as Rosen
2004 Water as Bobby Matherson
2004 Criminal as Gene
2004 Zamboni Man as Walt
2004 Dead Birds as Clyde
2003 Bad Boys II as Floyd Poteet
2003 Grand Theft Parsons as Larry Oster-Berg
2003 Kangaroo Jack as Frankie Lombardo
2002 8 Mile as Greg Buehl
2002 High Crimes as Troy Abbott
2001 Vanilla Sky as Aaron
2001 New Port South as Stanton
2001 Pearl Harbor as Lt. Gooz Wood
2000 Tigerland as Sgt. Filmore
2000 Cecil B. Demented as Petie
2000 The Photographer as Maurice
2000 Mullitt
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1999 Jesus' Son as Dundun
1997 The Ride as Jimmy
1997 Chicago Cab as Crack Head
1996 Early Edition(1 episode)
1996 Chain Reaction as D.C. Flower Delivery Man
1993 Groundhog Day as Fred
1992 Overexposed as Young Man
1900 State Like Sleep
1900 Pottersville as Maynard
1900 What They Had as Nicky

Production

2017 Signature MoveExecutive Producer
2016 Elvis & NixonExecutive Producer

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