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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: Ascendant 2017 TV Movie pre-production David
Godless 2017 TV Series filming Frank Griffin
Allegiant 2016 David
The Martian 2015 Teddy Sanders
Steve Jobs 2015 John Sculley
The Newsroom 2012-2014 TV Series Will McAvoy
Dumb and Dumber To 2014 Harry
Saturday Night Live 2014 TV Series Harry Dunne Lloyd (segment "Carrey Family Reunion")
Quad 2013 Mickey
Looper 2012 Abe
Forcin' the Blues 2011 Short
Howl 2010 David Kirk
Paper Man 2009 Richard Dunn
Away We Go 2009 Jerry
State of Play 2009 George Fergus
The Answer Man 2009 Arlen Faber
Traitor 2008 Carter
Space Chimps 2008 Zartog (voice)
Sweet Nothing in My Ear 2008 TV Movie Dan Miller
Mama's Boy 2007 Mert Rosenbloom
A Plumm Summer 2007 Narrator
The Lookout 2007 Lewis
Infamous 2006 Alvin Dewey
RV 2006 Travis Gornicke
Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 Sig Mickelson
Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 Preacher
The Squid and the Whale 2005 Bernard Berkman
The Five People You Meet in Heaven 2004 TV Movie Blue Man
Imaginary Heroes 2004 Ben Travis
The Goodbye Girl 2004 TV Movie Elliot Garfield
I Witness 2003 James Rhodes
Gods and Generals 2003 Lt. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
The Hours 2002 Louis Waters
Blood Work 2002 Jasper 'Buddy' Noone
Super Sucker 2002 Fred Barlow
Escanaba in da Moonlight 2001 Rueben Soady
Chasing Sleep 2000 Ed Saxon
Cheaters 2000 TV Movie Dr. Gerard Plecki
The Crossing 2000 TV Movie Gen. George Washington
All the Rage 1999 Warren Harding
My Favorite Martian 1999 Tim O'Hara
Pleasantville 1998 Bill Johnson
Trial and Error 1997 Charles Tuttle
101 Dalmatians 1996 Roger
2 Days in the Valley 1996 Alvin Strayer
Fly Away Home 1996 Thomas "Tom" Alden
Redwood Curtain 1995 TV Movie Lyman Fellers
Dumb & Dumber 1994 Harry Dunne
Speed 1994 Harry
Frasier 1993 TV Series Doug
Gettysburg 1993 Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
There Goes the Neighborhood 1992 Willis Embry
Rain Without Thunder 1992 Jonathan Garson
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story 1992 TV Movie Tom Noonan
Grand Tour: Disaster in Time 1992 Ben Wilson
The Butcher's Wife 1991 Dr. Alex Tremor
Love Hurts 1990 Paul Weaver
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael 1990 Denton Webb
Arachnophobia 1990 Dr. Ross Jennings
No Place Like Home 1989 TV Movie Mike Cooper
Checking Out 1989 Ray Macklin
Sweet Hearts Dance 1988 Sam Manners
Tanner '88 1988 TV Mini-Series Park Ranger
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial 1988 TV Movie Lt. Stephen Maryk
The House on Carroll Street 1988 Cochran
Trying Times 1987 TV Series Jim
Radio Days 1987 Biff Baxter
Something Wild 1986 Charles Driggs
Heartburn 1986 Richard
Marie 1985 Eddie Sisk
The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 Tom Baxter Gil Shepherd
Terms of Endearment 1983 Flap Horton
An Invasion of Privacy 1983 TV Movie Francis Ryan
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series Jed Jenkins
Catalina C-Lab 1982 TV Movie Rick Guthrie
Ragtime 1981 P.C. O'Donnell
Breaking Away 1980 TV Series
Hawaii Five-O 1980 TV Series Neal Forrester
A Rumor of War 1980 TV Mini-Series Chaplain

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Newsroom 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Mama's Boy 2007 performer: "White Man's Scat", "Too Marvelous for Words"
Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 performer: "Glory Glory"
Super Sucker 2002 writer: "SPANKMUNKY", "HAPPINESS"
Skipped Parts 2000 performer: "You're Still On My Mind" / writer: "You're Still On My Mind"
Dumb & Dumber 1994 performer: "Mockingbird" - as Harry
The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 performer: "I Love My Baby, My Baby Loves Me" 1925, "Alabamy Bound" 1925

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Sucker 2002 written by
Escanaba in da Moonlight 2001 play / story / written by

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Sucker 2002
Escanaba in da Moonlight 2001

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Vanishing Point 2011 Short special thanks
The Making of 'Away We Go' 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
Dancing Ground 2006 Short special thanks
Making 'Blood Work' 2002 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2014 TV Series Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Dumb & Dumber To
Circus Halligalli 2014 TV Series Himself
Weekend Ticket 2014 TV Series short Himself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
2014 MTV Video Music Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda 2014 TV Movie Himself
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables 2014 TV Series Himself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee
James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Family Guy 2013 TV Series Himself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Chelsea Lately 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Newsroom: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter / Nominee
The Daily Show 2003-2013 TV Series Himself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama
Conan 2012 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 1998-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Newsroom: Season 1 - Invitation to the Set 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Away We Go' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The Visa Signature Tony Awards Season Celebration 2009 TV Special Himself
The Colbert Report 2005-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
HBO First Look 1994-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Texas Monthly Talks 2008 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Corazón, corazón 2008 TV Series Himself
The Directors 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Tony Awards
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Book of a Musical
The Film Society of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton 2007 TV Movie Himself
Working in the Theatre 1993-2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor / Himself
Getaway 2007 TV Series Himself - Celebrity traveller
Barry Sonnenfeld: The Kosher Cowboy 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Robin Williams: A Family Affair 2006 Video documentary short Himself
RV Nation: The Culture of Road Warriors 2006 Video documentary short Himself
CMT Insider 2006 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Still Dumb After All These Years 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
Shootout 2005 TV Series Himself
The 15th Annual Gotham Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Recipient
Fox and Friends 2005 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The CMT Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Filmography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Gods and Generals: Journey to the Past 2003 Video documentary short Himself / Chamberlain
Making 'Blood Work' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Speed: Interview Archives 2002 Video documentary short Himself
A Picture from Home: The Journey Through 'Escanaba in da Moonlight' 2001 Video documentary Himself
Life and Times 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party 1997 TV Movie Himself
Showbiz Today 1997 TV Series Himself
101 Dalmatians, a Canine's Tale 1996 TV Movie Himself
Comedy Central Canned Ham 1996 TV Series Himself
Moviewatch 1995 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Saturday Night Live 1991-1995 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / Dan Rather / ...
The Making of 'Speed' 1994 TV Special documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Gettysburg' 1993 Video documentary Himself - 'Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain, Federal'
Late Night with David Letterman 1985-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Story of America's Classic Ballparks 1991 Video documentary Narrator
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986-1991 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Thrills, Chills & Spiders: The Making of 'Arachnophobia' 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Broadway: The Next Generation 2018 Documentary filming Himself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 70th Annual Tony Awards 2016 TV Special Himself / lead actor nominee for 'Blackbird.'
Today 2005-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Long Way Home: Making the Martian 2016 Documentary Himself
Gerald R. Ford: A Test of Character 2016 Documentary Narrator
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2016 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Dumb & Dumber To
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1989-2016 TV Series Himself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Teddy Sanders
CBS News Sunday Morning 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Ares III: The Untold Story 2016 Video documentary short Teddy Sanders
Film '72 2015 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Highly Questionable 2015 TV Series Himself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Last Call with Carson Daly 2005-2015 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series Himself - Actor
Made in Hollywood 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
That's Awesome! The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' 2015 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laugh Out Loud: The Funniest Films Ever 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself (1995)
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series Harry Dunne
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
¿De qué te ríes? 2006 TV Movie Harry Dunne
Remembering 'Ragtime' 2004 Video documentary short P. C. O'Donnell (uncredited)
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter 2004 TV Movie Doug (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers 1998 Video documentary Liam Neeson (uncredited)
The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Troldspejlet 1997 TV Series Himself / Roger
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series The Newsroom (2012)
2008 Honorary Lady Harimaguada Las Palmas Film Festival
2006 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor The Squid and the Whale (2005)
2006 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor The Squid and the Whale (2005)
2005 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance The Squid and the Whale (2005) · Laura Linney
· Jesse Eisenberg
· Owen Kline
· William Baldwin
· Anna Paquin
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Hours (2002) · Toni Collette
· Claire Danes
· Stephen Dillane
· Ed Harris
· Allison Janney
· Nicole Kidman
· John C. Reilly
· Julianne Moore
· Miranda Richardson
· Meryl Streep
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Hours (2002) · Nicole Kidman
· Julianne Moore
· Meryl Streep
· Ed Harris
· Toni Collette
· John C. Reilly
· Stephen Dillane
· Claire Danes
· Allison Janney
· Miranda Richardson
2002 Audience Award US Comedy Arts Festival Super Sucker (2002)
2002 Independent Career Achievement Award Video Software Dealers Association
1992 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Actor Timescape (1992)
1991 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Arachnophobia (1990)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Supporting Actor Steve Jobs (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Steve Jobs (2015) · Michael Fassbender
· Perla Haney-Jardine
· Makenzie Moss
· John Ortiz
· Seth Rogen
· Ripley Sobo
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Katherine Waterston
· Kate Winslet
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series The Newsroom (2012)
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Steve Jobs (2015) · Michael Fassbender
· Kate Winslet
· Seth Rogen
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Katherine Waterston
· Perla Haney-Jardine
· Ripley Sobo
· Makenzie Moss
· Sarah Snook
· John Ortiz
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series The Newsroom (2012)
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry Dumb and Dumber To (2014) · Jim Carrey
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series The Newsroom (2012)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series The Newsroom (2012)
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama The Newsroom (2012)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor The Newsroom (2012)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series The Newsroom (2012)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama The Newsroom (2012)
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series The Newsroom (2012)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama The Newsroom (2012)
2007 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year The Squid and the Whale (2005)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama The Lookout (2007)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The Squid and the Whale (2005)
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor The Squid and the Whale (2005)
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Good 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
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Squid and the Whale (2005) · William Baldwin
· David Benger
· Jesse Eisenberg
· Halley Feiffer
· Owen Kline
· Laura Linney
· Anna Paquin
2006 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead The Squid and the Whale (2005)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Good 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
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Squid and the Whale (2005)
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · David Strathairn
· George Clooney
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Patricia Clarkson
· Frank Langella
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Squid and the Whale (2005) · Laura Linney
· Owen Kline
· Jesse Eisenberg
· William Baldwin
· Anna Paquin
2005 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
2005 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) · David Strathairn
· Patricia Clarkson
· George Clooney
· Robert Downey Jr.
· Frank Langella
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Hours (2002) · Toni Collette
· Claire Danes
· Stephen Dillane
· Ed Harris
· Allison Janney
· Nicole Kidman
· Julianne Moore
· John C. Reilly
· Miranda Richardson
· Meryl Streep
2003 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture The Hours (2002) · Toni Collette
· Claire Danes
· Stephen Dillane
· Ed Harris
· Allison Janney
· Nicole Kidman
· Julianne Moore
· John C. Reilly
· Miranda Richardson
· Meryl Streep
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Pleasantville (1998)
1997 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor Fly Away Home (1996)
1995 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Dumb & Dumber (1994) · Jim Carrey
1994 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Gettysburg (1993)
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Something Wild (1986)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor The Squid and the Whale (2005)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Performance The Squid and the Whale (2005)

TitleSalary
Dumb & Dumber (1994) $750,000

#Fact
1 James 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.
2 Has 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.
3 Has 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.
4 He was in two movies that feature Chateau Margaux wine: Arachnophobia (1990) (1961 vintage) and Steve Jobs (2015) (1955 vintage).
5 Has 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.
6 When 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.
7 He won his Leading Actor Emmy Award for The Newsroom (2012) the night before principal photography of Dumb and Dumber To (2014) began.
8 As 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.
9 Daniels, 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".
10 On Broadway, playing Alan in "God of Carnage". [March 2009]
11 Appeared in a commercial for the "Michigan Economic Development Corporation" at MichiganAdvantage.org. [2010]
12 Currently playing in Turn of the Centuary at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Ilinois that is now extended through November 2nd. [October 2008]
13 He has English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, and German ancestry.
14 In 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.
15 His favorite role was Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain from Gettysburg (1993) and its prequel Gods and Generals (2003).
16 Lives in Chelsea, Michigan.
17 Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Leading Actor in a Play for "God of Carnage".
18 Writing 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.
19 Was inducted into the Michigan Walk of Fame on May 25, 2006, in Lansing, Michigan.
20 Daniels 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.
21 Attended Central Michigan University before dropping out to pursue acting.
22 Was considered for the role of Joey Gladstone on Full House (1987).
23 Has three children with his wife Kathleen: Sons Ben Daniels (b. 1984) and Lucas Daniels (b. 1987) and daughter Nellie Daniels (b. 1990).
24 Played 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.
25 Sings a very ironic song about celebrity turned singers called "If William Shatner Can, I Can Too".
26 During his appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), he revealed what happens to his character in Blood Work (2002). [April 2006]
27 Had 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.
28 Has been married to his high school sweetheart since 1979.
29 Jeff Daniels grew up in Chelsea, Michigan.
30 Founder 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.
3 One 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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