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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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Divergent Series: Ascendant2017TV Movie pre-productionDavid
Godless2017TV Series filmingFrank Griffin
Allegiant2016David
The Martian2015Teddy Sanders
Steve Jobs2015John Sculley
The Newsroom2012-2014TV SeriesWill McAvoy
Dumb and Dumber To2014Harry
Saturday Night Live2014TV SeriesHarry Dunne Lloyd (segment "Carrey Family Reunion")
Quad2013Mickey
Looper2012Abe
Forcin' the Blues2011Short
Howl2010David Kirk
Paper Man2009Richard Dunn
Away We Go2009Jerry
State of Play2009George Fergus
The Answer Man2009Arlen Faber
Traitor2008Carter
Space Chimps2008Zartog (voice)
Sweet Nothing in My Ear2008TV MovieDan Miller
Mama's Boy2007Mert Rosenbloom
A Plumm Summer2007Narrator
The Lookout2007Lewis
Infamous2006Alvin Dewey
RV2006Travis Gornicke
Good Night, and Good Luck.2005Sig Mickelson
Because of Winn-Dixie2005Preacher
The Squid and the Whale2005Bernard Berkman
The Five People You Meet in Heaven2004TV MovieBlue Man
Imaginary Heroes2004Ben Travis
The Goodbye Girl2004TV MovieElliot Garfield
I Witness2003James Rhodes
Gods and Generals2003Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
The Hours2002Louis Waters
Blood Work2002Jasper 'Buddy' Noone
Super Sucker2002Fred Barlow
Escanaba in da Moonlight2001Rueben Soady
Chasing Sleep2000Ed Saxon
Cheaters2000TV MovieDr. Gerard Plecki
The Crossing2000TV MovieGen. George Washington
All the Rage1999Warren Harding
My Favorite Martian1999Tim O'Hara
Pleasantville1998Bill Johnson
Trial and Error1997Charles Tuttle
101 Dalmatians1996Roger
2 Days in the Valley1996Alvin Strayer
Fly Away Home1996Thomas "Tom" Alden
Redwood Curtain1995TV MovieLyman Fellers
Dumb & Dumber1994Harry Dunne
Speed1994Harry
Frasier1993TV SeriesDoug
Gettysburg1993Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
There Goes the Neighborhood1992Willis Embry
Rain Without Thunder1992Jonathan Garson
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story1992TV MovieTom Noonan
Grand Tour: Disaster in Time1992Ben Wilson
The Butcher's Wife1991Dr. Alex Tremor
Love Hurts1990Paul Weaver
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael1990Denton Webb
Arachnophobia1990Dr. Ross Jennings
No Place Like Home1989TV MovieMike Cooper
Checking Out1989Ray Macklin
Sweet Hearts Dance1988Sam Manners
Tanner '881988TV Mini-SeriesPark Ranger
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial1988TV MovieLt. Stephen Maryk
The House on Carroll Street1988Cochran
Trying Times1987TV SeriesJim
Radio Days1987Biff Baxter
Something Wild1986Charles Driggs
Heartburn1986Richard
Marie1985Eddie Sisk
The Purple Rose of Cairo1985Tom Baxter Gil Shepherd
Terms of Endearment1983Flap Horton
An Invasion of Privacy1983TV MovieFrancis Ryan
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesJed Jenkins
Catalina C-Lab1982TV MovieRick Guthrie
Ragtime1981P.C. O'Donnell
Breaking Away1980TV Series
Hawaii Five-O1980TV SeriesNeal Forrester
A Rumor of War1980TV Mini-SeriesChaplain

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Newsroom2012-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Mama's Boy2007performer: "White Man's Scat", "Too Marvelous for Words"
Because of Winn-Dixie2005performer: "Glory Glory"
Super Sucker2002writer: "SPANKMUNKY", "HAPPINESS"
Skipped Parts2000performer: "You're Still On My Mind" / writer: "You're Still On My Mind"
Dumb & Dumber1994performer: "Mockingbird" - as Harry
The Purple Rose of Cairo1985performer: "I Love My Baby, My Baby Loves Me" 1925, "Alabamy Bound" 1925

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Sucker2002written by
Escanaba in da Moonlight2001play / story / written by

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Sucker2002
Escanaba in da Moonlight2001

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Vanishing Point2011Short special thanks
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary short special thanks
Dancing Ground2006Short special thanks
Making 'Blood Work'2002Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2014TV SeriesHimself
The Meredith Vieira Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Dumb & Dumber To
Circus Halligalli2014TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Ticket2014TV Series shortHimself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda2014TV MovieHimself
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2014TV SeriesHimself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Family Guy2013TV SeriesHimself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Chelsea Lately2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Newsroom: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Nominee
The Daily Show2003-2013TV SeriesHimself
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose1998-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Newsroom: Season 1 - Invitation to the Set2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary shortHimself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The Visa Signature Tony Awards Season Celebration2009TV SpecialHimself
The Colbert Report2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
HBO First Look1994-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Texas Monthly Talks2008TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Corazón, corazón2008TV SeriesHimself
The Directors2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Tony Awards
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Book of a Musical
The Film Society of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton2007TV MovieHimself
Working in the Theatre1993-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor / Himself
Getaway2007TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity traveller
Barry Sonnenfeld: The Kosher Cowboy2006Video documentary shortHimself
Robin Williams: A Family Affair2006Video documentary shortHimself
RV Nation: The Culture of Road Warriors2006Video documentary shortHimself
CMT Insider2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Still Dumb After All These Years2006Video documentary shortHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
Shootout2005TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual Gotham Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Recipient
Fox and Friends2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The CMT Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Filmography2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Gods and Generals: Journey to the Past2003Video documentary shortHimself / Chamberlain
Making 'Blood Work'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Speed: Interview Archives2002Video documentary shortHimself
A Picture from Home: The Journey Through 'Escanaba in da Moonlight'2001Video documentaryHimself
Life and Times1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party1997TV MovieHimself
Showbiz Today1997TV SeriesHimself
101 Dalmatians, a Canine's Tale1996TV MovieHimself
Comedy Central Canned Ham1996TV SeriesHimself
Moviewatch1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Saturday Night Live1991-1995TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Dan Rather / ...
The Making of 'Speed'1994TV Special documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Gettysburg'1993Video documentaryHimself - 'Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain, Federal'
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Story of America's Classic Ballparks1991Video documentaryNarrator
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Thrills, Chills & Spiders: The Making of 'Arachnophobia'1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHimself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself / lead actor nominee for 'Blackbird.'
Today2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Long Way Home: Making the Martian2016DocumentaryHimself
Gerald R. Ford: A Test of Character2016DocumentaryNarrator
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2016TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Dumb & Dumber To
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1989-2016TV SeriesHimself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialTeddy Sanders
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Ares III: The Untold Story2016Video documentary shortTeddy Sanders
Film '722015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Highly Questionable2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Last Call with Carson Daly2005-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
That's Awesome! The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To'2015Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laugh Out Loud: The Funniest Films Ever2015TV Movie documentaryHimself (1995)
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesHarry Dunne
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself
¿De qué te ríes?2006TV MovieHarry Dunne
Remembering 'Ragtime'2004Video documentary shortP. C. O'Donnell (uncredited)
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter2004TV MovieDoug (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryLiam Neeson (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live1998TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Troldspejlet1997TV SeriesHimself / Roger
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Newsroom (2012)
2008Honorary Lady HarimaguadaLas Palmas Film Festival
2006Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
2006Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Squid and the Whale (2005)· Laura Linney
· Jesse Eisenberg
· Owen Kline
· William Baldwin
· Anna Paquin
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Hours (2002)· Toni Collette
· Claire Danes
· Stephen Dillane
· Ed Harris
· Allison Janney
· Nicole Kidman
· John C. Reilly
· Julianne Moore
· Miranda Richardson
· Meryl Streep
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Hours (2002)· Nicole Kidman
· Julianne Moore
· Meryl Streep
· Ed Harris
· Toni Collette
· John C. Reilly
· Stephen Dillane
· Claire Danes
· Allison Janney
· Miranda Richardson
2002Audience AwardUS Comedy Arts FestivalSuper Sucker (2002)
2002Independent Career Achievement AwardVideo Software Dealers Association
1992International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest ActorTimescape (1992)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorArachnophobia (1990)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorSteve Jobs (2015)
2016Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastSteve Jobs (2015)· Michael Fassbender
· Perla Haney-Jardine
· Makenzie Moss
· John Ortiz
· Seth Rogen
· Ripley Sobo
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Katherine Waterston
· Kate Winslet
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Newsroom (2012)
2015ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleSteve Jobs (2015)· Michael Fassbender
· Kate Winslet
· Seth Rogen
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Katherine Waterston
· Perla Haney-Jardine
· Ripley Sobo
· Makenzie Moss
· Sarah Snook
· John Ortiz
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Newsroom (2012)
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: ChemistryDumb and Dumber To (2014)· Jim Carrey
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Newsroom (2012)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Newsroom (2012)
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaThe Newsroom (2012)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Lead ActorThe Newsroom (2012)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Newsroom (2012)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaThe Newsroom (2012)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Newsroom (2012)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaThe Newsroom (2012)
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaThe Lookout (2007)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Rose Abdoo
· Alex Borstein
· Robert John Burke
· Patricia Clarkson
· George Clooney
· Reed Diamond
· Tate Donovan
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Grant Heslov
· Peter Jacobson
· Frank Langella
· Tom McCarthy
· Dianne Reeves
· Matt Ross
· David Strathairn
· Ray Wise
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Squid and the Whale (2005)· William Baldwin
· David Benger
· Jesse Eisenberg
· Halley Feiffer
· Owen Kline
· Laura Linney
· Anna Paquin
2006Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· Rose Abdoo
· Alex Borstein
· Robert John Burke
· Patricia Clarkson
· George Clooney
· Reed Diamond
· Tate Donovan
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Grant Heslov
· Peter Jacobson
· Frank Langella
· Tom McCarthy
· Dianne Reeves
· Matt Ross
· David Strathairn
· Ray Wise
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· David Strathairn
· George Clooney
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Patricia Clarkson
· Frank Langella
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Squid and the Whale (2005)· Laura Linney
· Owen Kline
· Jesse Eisenberg
· William Baldwin
· Anna Paquin
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActorThe Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceGood Night, and Good Luck. (2005)· David Strathairn
· Patricia Clarkson
· George Clooney
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Frank Langella
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Hours (2002)· Toni Collette
· Claire Danes
· Stephen Dillane
· Ed Harris
· Allison Janney
· Nicole Kidman
· Julianne Moore
· John C. Reilly
· Miranda Richardson
· Meryl Streep
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Hours (2002)· Toni Collette
· Claire Danes
· Stephen Dillane
· Ed Harris
· Allison Janney
· Nicole Kidman
· Julianne Moore
· John C. Reilly
· Miranda Richardson
· Meryl Streep
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalPleasantville (1998)
1997Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorFly Away Home (1996)
1995MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoDumb & Dumber (1994)· Jim Carrey
1994CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorGettysburg (1993)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalSomething Wild (1986)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorThe Squid and the Whale (2005)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest PerformanceThe Squid and the Whale (2005)

TitleSalary
Dumb & Dumber (1994)$750,000

#Fact
1James Gandolfini, Hope Davis, Marcia Gay Harden and he were awarded the 2012 Back Stage Garland Award for Ensemble for "God of Carnage" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Has worked with 8 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Milos Forman, James L. Brooks, Woody Allen, Mike Nichols, Jonathan Demme, Clint Eastwood, Sam Mendes, and Danny Boyle.
3Has twice appeared as a character in a story-within-a-story - The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) and Pleasantville (1998). In each case the "fictional" character interacts with the story's "real" characters, and in each case he experiences a transition from a limited black-and-white existence to an existence filled with color and new sensations.
4He was in two movies that feature Chateau Margaux wine: Arachnophobia (1990) (1961 vintage) and Steve Jobs (2015) (1955 vintage).
5Has played two American was heroes who later become popular elected officials. In The Crossing (2000), he played Gen. George Washington, who later became the first President of the United States. He later played Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in Gettysburg (1993) and Gods and Generals (2003). In those films, he fights against Robert E. Lee, whose wife was Martha Washington's granddaughter, Mary Custis. Lee is played in the second film by Robert Duvall, a descendant of Lee. Daniels's character later went on to become Governor of Maine.
6When he was in the original Broadway cast of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning black comedy "God of Carnage" with James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis, Gandolfini told him that if he ever was going to do TV, he should do it on HBO.
7He won his Leading Actor Emmy Award for The Newsroom (2012) the night before principal photography of Dumb and Dumber To (2014) began.
8As of 2016, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Terms of Endearment (1983), The Hours (2002), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and and The Martian (2015). Of those, Terms of Endearment (1983) won in the category.
9Daniels, a Michigan native and Civil War buff who played the role of Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals," wrote the foreword to Richard Bak's award-winning book, "A Distant Thunder: Michigan in the Civil War".
10On Broadway, playing Alan in "God of Carnage". [March 2009]
11Appeared in a commercial for the "Michigan Economic Development Corporation" at MichiganAdvantage.org. [2010]
12Currently playing in Turn of the Centuary at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Ilinois that is now extended through November 2nd. [October 2008]
13He has English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and German ancestry.
14In the 2013 Hollywood Reporter Drama Actor Emmy Roundtable, Jeff Daniels was asked to tell a story about his worst audition moment ever. He recounted his first meeting with famed casting agent Juliet Taylor; he had been told to lie on his resume and say that he had studied with the acting teacher Sandy Meisner, so when Taylor asked Daniels about studying with Meisner, Daniels said "yeah, she was great." Sanford "Sandy" Meisner was a man.
15His favorite role was Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain from Gettysburg (1993) and its prequel Gods and Generals (2003).
16Lives in Chelsea, Michigan.
17Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Leading Actor in a Play for "God of Carnage".
18Writing song diaries for over thirty years, 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.
19Was inducted into the Michigan Walk of Fame on May 25, 2006, in Lansing, Michigan.
20Daniels has been married to his high school sweetheart, Kathleen Rosemary Treado, since 1979. They have three children: Benjamin (born 1984), Lucas (born 1987), and Nellie (born 1990). A baseball fan and an avid Detroit Tigers fan, he married his wife on Friday the 13th because he wore the number 13 on his baseball uniform.
21Attended Central Michigan University before dropping out to pursue acting.
22Was considered for the role of Joey Gladstone on Full House (1987).
23Has three children with his wife Kathleen: Sons Ben Daniels (b. 1984) and Lucas Daniels (b. 1987) and daughter Nellie Daniels (b. 1990).
24Played the father of Anna Paquin in Fly Away Home (1996) and then her romantic partner in The Squid and the Whale (2005) nine years later.
25Sings a very ironic song about celebrity turned singers called "If William Shatner Can, I Can Too".
26During his appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), he revealed what happens to his character in Blood Work (2002). [April 2006]
27Had he not gone into acting, he would likely be working in his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan, with his siblings at the Chelsea Lumber Company, owned by the Daniels' family. The Chelsea Lumber Co. provided all the building materials for the construction of his Purple Rose Theater.
28Has been married to his high school sweetheart since 1979.
29Jeff Daniels grew up in Chelsea, Michigan.
30Founder of the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan, named after Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) in which he starred.

#Quote
1[on the death of James Gandolfini] If Broadway has a version of a guy you want in your foxhole, Jim Gandolfini was mine. During our time together in "God of Carnage" we played 320 performances together. He didn't miss one. Sadly, I now miss him like a brother.
2(2009 - on living in Michigan) I love living in Michigan, which has been great for my kids and my family. I just never did buy this idea that you have to live in Los Angeles to be an actor. I didn't see that as a requirement in my job description. We do have an airport in Michigan. Basically, years ago we had a child and wanted to raise our baby in a part of the country that we understood. My agent said, 'If you're willing to go to L.A. at your own expense for a meeting, then we're fine. Don't ever tell us that you can't afford it.' I think Michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs. In Michigan, I do fireworks, shovel snow and live life.
3One of the more noble things the Oscars can do is pay attention to movies no one knows about. Blockbusters don't need much help.
4[on how he got through filming a sex scene in The Squid and the Whale (2005) with Anna Paquin, who had 9 years earlier played his daughter in the goose-filled family film Fly Away Home (1996)]: We tried not to think about ... you know, geese.


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