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Actor Jeff Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia but raised in Chelsea, Michigan. He is the son of Marjorie J. (Ferguson) and Robert Lee Daniels, who owned The Chelsea Lumber Company and was also mayor of Chelsea. Jeff attended Central Michigan University, but became involved in acting and dropped out to pursue a career as an actor. Daniels made his... See full bio »
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Martian (post-production)
Teddy Sanders
 2013 Quad
Mickey
 2012 Looper
Abe
 2011 Forcin' the Blues (Short)
 2010 Howl
David Kirk
 2009 Away We Go
Jerry
 2008 Traitor
Carter
 2008 Space Chimps
Zartog (voice)
 2007 Mama's Boy
Mert Rosenbloom
 2007 A Plumm Summer
Narrator
 2005 Because of Winn-Dixie
Preacher
 2003 I Witness
James Rhodes
 2001 Escanaba in da Moonlight
Rueben Soady
 2000 Chasing Sleep
Ed Saxon
 1996 Fly Away Home
Thomas "Tom" Alden
 1994 Speed
Harry
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
Willis Embry
 1992 Rain Without Thunder
Jonathan Garson
 1992 Grand Tour: Disaster in Time
Ben Wilson
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
Dr. Alex Tremor
 1990 Love Hurts
Paul Weaver
 1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Denton Webb
 1989 Checking Out
Ray Macklin
 1988 Sweet Hearts Dance
Sam Manners
 1987 Radio Days
Biff Baxter
 1986 Something Wild
Charles Driggs
 1985 Marie
Eddie Sisk
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Started a theatre company of his own in his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan, called the Purple Rose Theatre, named after the Woody Allen film in which he starred. The theatre produces new works, and Jeff has written several plays that have been staged there. See more »

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6 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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6' 3" (1.91 m)
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[on how he got through filming a sex scene in The Squid and the Whale (2005) with Anna Paquin, who had 9 years earlier played his daughter in the goose-filled family film Fly Away Home (1996)]: We tried not to think about ... you know, geese. See more »

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He won his Leading Actor Emmy Award for The Newsroom (2012) the night before principal photography of Dumb and Dumber To (2014) began. See more »

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