JEFF DANIELS (John Sculley) has performed with distinction
for more than
38 years on stage, screen and television.
For his portrayal of Will McAvoy on HBO's The Newsroom, Daniels won the
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2013;
he was nominated in the same category in 2014 and 2015 and also received
Golden Globe, Satellite and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award nominations.
In theatre, Daniels earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor for his
performance in the celebrated Broadway production of God of Carnage.
He received Drama League and Drama Desk award nominations for his role in
Manhattan Theatre Club's Blackbird, and Drama Desk award nominations for
his performances in Second Stage Theatre's Lemon Sky and the Broadway
production of Fifth of July. Daniels won an Obie Award for his role in the
one-man show adaptation of Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun at the
Circle Repertory Company. He is the founder of the Purple Rose Theatre
Company in Chelsea, Michigan, for which he has written 15 plays.
Daniels' extensive list of feature films includes The Squid and the Whale,
earned him Independent Spirit and Golden Globe award nominations, as well
as an Actor of the Year award nomination from the London Film Critics' Circle
and the No. 1 spot on Newsweek's The Five Best Actors list; Something Wild,
which earned him a Golden Globe award nomination; The Purple Rose of
Cairo, which earned him a Golden Globe award nomination; Gettysburg;
Good Night, and Good Luck.; Looper; The Lookout; The Hours; Pleasantville;
101 Dalmatians; Fly Away Home; Speed; Arachnophobia; Blood Work; Terms
of Endearment; Ragtime; Dumb and Dumber, for which he shared an MTV
Movie Award nomination for Best On-Screen Duo with Jim Carrey in 1995;
and Dumb and Dumber To. Daniels will next be seen in 20th Century Fox's
The Martian, this October and Lionsgate's third installment of the Divergent
series, Allegiant: Part 1, in March 2016.
In fall 2014, Daniels released "Days Like These," his sixth album, and he is
currently touring to promote it.
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