BWW Profiles: Two-Time Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey Up for 2014 Emmy
In anticipation of the live 66th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter.
Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, currently backstabbing Washington D.C.'s worst on Netflix's original series HOUSE OF CARDS, is up for a 2014 Emmy Award for his portrayal of Francis Underwood at next week's ceremony.
In honor of Spacey's 2014 Emmy nod, BroadwayWorld is highlighting the star's time on stage and screen below!
Spacey currently serves as executive producer and stars as Francis Underwood, the beguiling, charismatic and ruthless House Majority Whip, in the Netflix original series "House of Cards." For this work he won a Webby Award and was nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Critics Choice Award. The series was also nominated for 9 Emmy Awards in its first season; winning 3 of those awards including Best Director. Spacey's "House of Cards" Netflix debut turned the traditional television business model on its head, transforming the industry.
A lifelong artist, Spacey began his acting career at a young age and later attended the Juilliard School of Drama and began his professional career on the New York stage, which eventually propelled his career into film.
Spacey has won Academy Awards for his performances in "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty," which also garnered him a BAFTA Award. Additionally, he has been nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards , most recently for his role in "Casino Jack." Spacey's illustrious film credits include "Swimming with Sharks," "Se7en," "LA Confidential," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "The Negotiator," "K-Pax," "The Shipping News," "Superman Returns," "Beyond the Sea," "Shrink," "The Men Who Stare at Goats," "Horrible Bosses," and "Margin Call."
Spacey's production company Trigger Street Productions, which he runs with his producing partner Dana Brunetti, has produced multiple award-winning movies including the recently released "Captain Phillips", starring Tom Hanks and "The Social Network," which won a Golden Globe for Best Picture and received multiple Academy Award nominations.
Since 2004 Spacey has served as the Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company in London. He most recently toured all over the world with the Sam Mendes production of "Richard III", which was filmed and turned into a documentary called "Now".
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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast on Monday, August 25th (8 PM ET/5 PM PT) on NBC from the NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. And be sure to visit BWW TVWorld for live coverage of the 2014 Primetime EMMY AWARDS.
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