Jeffrey Warren Daniels is an American actor, songwriter and playwright whose career includes roles in films, theater and television productions, he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and received several Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and at the Tony Awards. He made his film debut in Miloš Forman's Ragtime television series and continued to work steadily throughout the 1980s and 1990s in the terms of James L. Brooks, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Heartburn by Woody Allen by Mike Nichols as well as the epic of war. Gettysburg and the action movie Speed. He had great success with his role in the comedy Dumb and Dumber opposite Jim Carrey. He also starred in the Disney animated film 101 Dalmatians and the fantasy film Pleasantville.
|Born||Jeffrey Warren Daniels, February 19, 1955, Athens, Georgia, U.S.|
|Education||Central Michigan University|
|Occupation||Actor, musician, playwright|
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Versatile actor who plays the dimwitted Harry Dunne in the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber and stars as Will McAvoy on the HBO series The Newsroom, which earned him an Emmy Award for Best Actor in 2013. He has also earned praise for his roles in such films as Terms of Endearment, The Squid and the Whale, and Pleasantville. In 2009, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the 2009 play God of Carnage.
He dropped out of Central Michigan University to pursue a film career. He then played a role in the 1979 Second Stage Theatre production The Shortchanged Review.
In 1991, he founded a nonprofit company called The Purple Rose Theatre Company in Michigan. The company trains in acting and writing and holds performances at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan.
He married his high school sweetheart on Friday the 13th, 1979. They had three children named Benjamin, Lucas, and Nellie.
He and Jim Carey formed a popular duo in the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber and they reunited to film a sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, in 2014.
- Outstanding Lead Actor's Performance in an Emmy Award-Winning Television Series
- Support the performance with an Emmy Award-winning miniseries or a Primetime movie
- Musicians from Athens, Georgia
- Michigan male actor
- Central Michigan University Alumni
- Obie Award Recipient
Latest information about Jeff Daniels updated on June 07 2021.