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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 July 1975Newport, Washington, USA
Birth NameCheyenne David Jackson
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cheyenne Jackson was born on July 12, 1975 in Newport, Washington, USA as Cheyenne David Jackson. He is an actor, known for American Horror Story (2011), 30 Rock (2006) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Jason Landau since September 13, 2014. They have two children. He was previously married to Monte Lapka.

Spouse (2)

Jason Landau (13 September 2014 - present) (2 children)
Monte Lapka (3 September 2011 - 2013) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Dubbed by the NY Post as Broadway's sexiest man.
Drama League Award nominations: "All Shook Up" (2005 - lead actor nominee), "Xanadu" (2008 - leading actor nominee).
Nominated for outstanding performance by a lead actor, for "All Shook Up", Outer Critics Circle Award. [2005]
Won Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut in "All Shook Up". [2005]
Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor, for "Xanadu", Drama Desk. [2008]
Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor, for "Finian's Rainbow", Drama Desk [2010].
Did not start acting until he was in his late twenties.
Worked in advertising at a magazine in Seattle until he was nearly age 27, but decided to pursue acting after the 9/11 attacks.

Personal Quotes (5)

[on which actress he most admires]: Jane Fonda is fiercely honest and open, and that's obvious from every performance she gives whether on film or the stage. She is a person who lives by her convictions and was willing to pay the price to pave the way for a whole generation of activists who came after her.
[on his role as amfAR ambassador]: There has to be action... It's not enough to just want change or wish change. I feel that if you have the means, if you are physically able to make a difference in someone else's life you have a moral responsibility to do so.
On the set of United 93 (2006) we spent so many hours bleeding, screaming, crying, praying, and trying to imagine every possibility of what these people were going through. It was an environment of deep dark places. But, at the end of the day the we could wash off our makeup and come out of those places.
To be frank, I think I've missed out on big parts because I'm open. I've screen-tested on some really big projects, and you can't tell me that behind closed doors big execs aren't like, 'We have Dean Cain or this gay guy who played Elvis on Broadway.' I'm not that naive to think that that doesn't play into it.
[on how to play a gay leading character] It's whatever serves the situation best. As for me, it's all about finding truth. Up until just recently [2010], I've never really played gay characters on television or Broadway or anything. If it's funny to me and it's real, I don't care if you're straight or gay or an alien or a dog. I want to make it real. Since I'm a gay man, I know what is honest and feels right.

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