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Jeffrey Warren Daniels, simply known as Jeff Daniels, is a famous American musician, actor, film director, playwright, as well as a screenwriter. Jeff Daniels is perhaps best known for his many television appearances, as well as on and off Broadway theatre productions, mainly “God of Carnage”, for which he received a nomination for Tony Award. Daniels is also a founder of the “Purple Rose Theatre Company”, a professional theatre company which offers theatre classes and apprentice programs for future actors, and stages various plays.
Jeff Daniels Net Worth $45 Million
Currently, Jeff Daniels portrays the role of Will McAvoy in a political drama series “The Newsroom”, for which he was nominated for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, as well as Primetime Emmy awards. The series starring Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Olivia Munn has so far aired two seasons and has been renewed for the third and final season to air in November 2014. In regards to movies, Jeff Daniels appeared in a sci-fi action film with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt called “Looper” in 2012, and is currently filming a drama film entitled “Quad” with Tom Berenger, as well as a sequel to the 1994 hit “Dumb and Dumber” called “Dumb and Dumber Two” with Jim Carrey and Laurie Holden.
A famous actor, how rich is Jeff Daniels? According to sources, Jeff Daniels’ net worth is estimated to be $45 million, with an addition of $150 000 that he receives per episode of “The Newsroom”.
Jeff Daniels was born in 1955, in Athens, Georgia but grew up in Michigan where he later attended the Central Michigan University. Daniels’ passion for theatre was revealed in college, as he took part in the theatre program and additionally attended a drama school. Daniels’ acting career began with theatre performances both on and off Broadway, for which he received a Drama Desk Award and a nomination for another Drama Desk Award. Daniels debuted on television in 1981, in a drama film with Samuel L. Jackson and James Cagney called “Ragtime”. However, Jeff Daniels’ career breakthrough came several years later. It was with James L. Brooks’ comedy-drama film “Terms of Endearment” that Daniels received wide public exposure. The movie starring Debra Winger, Danny DeVito and Jack Nicholson proved to be a major success with eleven Academy Award nominations and five Academy Award wins. Afterwards, Daniels starred in “Something Wild”, a comedy film with Melanie Griffith, which earned him his second nomination for Golden Globe.
Throughout his acting career, Jeff Daniels has portrayed some of the most memorable characters in such movies as “Dumb and Dumber”, “The Hours” with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, “The Squid and the Whale” with Anna Paquin and “Good Night, and Good Luck” with Robert Downey Jr. and George Clooney.
In addition to his acting career, Jeff Daniels is also a well-known musician and so far has released five albums and even performed at several gigs. All of the proceeds from album sales go to support The Purple Rose Theatre.
A famous actor and musician, Jeff Daniels has an estimated net worth of $45 million.