Michael Shannon Biography

Gender: Male

Michael Shannon is currently in production on season three of Martin Scorsese's HBO series, Boardwalk Empire, co-starring Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald.

Shannon made his mark in an Oscar®-nominated supporting role in Revolutionary Road, playing 'John Givings,' the psychologically troubled neighbor's son. Directed by Sam Mendes and adapted by Justin Haythe, the film starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, and Kathy Bates.

Shannon's stage credits include Craig Wright's Off-Broadway play, Mistakes Were Made, at the Barrow Street Theatre, directed by Dexter Bullard. Additional theatre credits include Our Town (Barrow Street Theatre), Lady (Rattlestick Theatre), The Metal Children (Vineyard Theatre), The Little Flower of East Orange (Public Theatre), The Pillowman (Steppenwolf Theatre), Bug (Barrow Street Theatre, Red Orchid Theatre and Gate Theatre), Man From Nebraska (Steppenwolf Theatre), Mr. Kolpert (Red Orchid Theatre), Killer Joe (SoHo Playhouse, Next Lab Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre), The Idiot (Lookingglass Theatre), The Killer (Red Orchid Theatre), and Woyzeck (Gate Theatre).

With over thirty roles in film, Shannon's credits include Liza Johnson's Return, Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher, Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways, Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done and Bad Lieutenant, Sydney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows Your Dead, Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, William Friedkin's Bug, Curtis Hanson's Lucky You, Michael Bay's Bad Boys II, Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile, David McNally's Kangaroo Jack, Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, John Waters' Cecil B. DeMented, Noah Buschel's The Missing Person, and Shana Feste's The Greatest.

Upcoming projects include David Koepp's Premium Rush, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Zack Snyder's much-anticipated Superman reboot, Man of Steel, starring as 'General Zod,' opposite Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, and Diane Lane. Recently, Shannon wrapped filming on Ariel Vromen's, The Iceman opposite Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, and Ray Liotta.


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