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JEFF DANIELS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Jeff Daniels was born on February 19th, 1955 in Athens, Georgia with the middle name Warren.  His family raised him in Michigan.  After high school he went on to study at central Michigan University, however prior to earning his college degree he dropped out to pursue a career as an actor.

Some of his early film roles include, "Ragtime" (1981) starring James Cagney and Pat O'Brien; as well as early appearances, in small parts, by Samuel L. Jackson, Moses Gunn, Fran Drescher, Elizabeth McGovern, Donald O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr. and John Ratzenberger, Multi Academy Award winning film "Terms of Endearment" (1983) starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow and Jack Nicholson, "The Purple Rose of Cairo" (1985) co-starring Mia Farrow, Danny Aiello, Edward Herrmann and Van Johnson, "Something Wild" (1986) starring Melanie Griffith and Ray Liotta, "Arachnophobia" (1990) with John Goodman, "Dumb & Dumber" (1994) starring with Jim Carrey, Teri Garr and Lauren Holly, "Speed" (1994) also starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock, "Fly Away Home" (1996) co-starring Anna Paquin and Dana Delany, "Pleasantville" (1998) starring alongside Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, J. T. Walsh, Don Knotts, Paul Walker and Jane Kaczmarek, "The Hours" (2002) starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Allison Janney, Claire Danes and Ed Harris, "The Squid and the Whale" (2005) starring Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Paquin and William Baldwin and "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2005) written and directed by and starring George Clooney with Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Frank Langella, Tate Donovan, Alex Borstein and David Strathairn.

he has also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "The Crossing", "Cheaters", "Breaking Away", "American Playhouse", "Trying Times" and "Frasier".

In addition to working as a film and television actor he has also added numerous stage credits to his resume such as, "God of Carnage", "Redwood Curtain", "The Golden Age" and "Johnny Got His Gun".
 
Daniels is also the founder of The Purple Rose Theater Company in Chelsea, Michigan.  Daniels is also a songwriter and has released two albums, "Grandfather's Hat" and "Jeff Daniels Live and Unplugged". 

He has married only once to Kathleen Treado in 1979 in and they have three children together.  Most recently he has appeared in the films, "Howl" (2010), "Quad" (2011), "Looper" (2012), the television series, "The Newsroom" (2012) and soon to release, "Dumb and Dumber 2" (2014).

Jeff Daniels remains working in the industry, however he resides with his family in Michigan.  In 2006, Daniels was inducted into the Michigan Hall of Fame .     

 
Filmography

2014         Dumb and Dumber 2
2012         Looper 
2012         The Newsroom
2011         Forcin' the Blues
2011         Quad
2010         Howl
2009         Paper Man
2009         Away We Go
2009         State of Play
2009         The Answer Man
2008         Traitor
2008         Space Chimps
2008         Sweet Nothing in My Ear 
2007         Mama's Boy
2007         A Plumm Summer
2007         The Lookout
2006         Infamous
2006         RV
2005         Good Night, and Good Luck
2005         Because of Winn-Dixie
2005         The Squid and the Whale
2004         The Five People You Meet in Heaven
2004         Imaginary Heroes
2004         The Goodbye Girl
2003         I Witness
2003         Gods and Generals
2002         The Hours
2002         Blood Work
2002         Super Sucker
2001         Escanaba in da Moonlight
2000         Chasing Sleep
2000         Cheaters 
2000         The Crossing 
1999         All the Raga
1999         My Favorite Martian
1998         Pleasantville
1997         Trial and Error
1996         101 Dalmatians
1996         2 Days in the Valley
1996         Fly Away Home
1995         Redwood Curtain
1994         Dumb & Dumber
1994         Speed
1993         Frasier
1993         Gettysbur
1992         There Goes the Neighborhood
1992         Rain Without Thunder
1992         Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story
1992         Timescape
1991         The Butcher's Wife
1990         Love Hurts
1990         Arachnophobia
1990         Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
1989         No Place Like Home 
1989         Checking Out
1988         Sweet Hearts Dance
1988         Tanner '88
1988         The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
1988         The House on Carroll Street
1987         Trying Times 
1987         Radio Days
1986         Something Will
1986         Heartburn
1985         Marie
1985         The Purple Rose of Cair
1983         Terms of Endearment
1983         An Invasion of Privacy
1982         American Playhouse
1981         Ragtime
1980         Breaking Away 
1980         A Rumor of War 
1980         Hawaii Five-O





Matinee Classics - Terms of Endearment starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Lisa Hart Caroll, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, Betty King, John Lithgow, Megan Morris, Huckleberry Fox, F. William Parker, David Wohl, Albert Brooks and Mary Kay Place


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