Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1974-08-07 (47 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Lexington, Kentucky, USA

94 Movies · 12 TV shows

Also Known As: Mike Shannon · Μάικλ Σάνον · 마이클 섀넌 · Майкл Шеннон

Biography

Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor, producer, director, and musician. He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Revolutionary Road (2008) and Nocturnal Animals (2016). He earned Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for his role in 99 Homes (2014), and a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Long Day's Journey into Night (2016).Shannon made his film debut in 1993 with Groundhog Day and received widespread attention for his performance in 8 Mile (2002). He is known for his on-screen versatility, performing in both comedies and dramas. His performances include Pearl Harbor (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), Bug (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), The Iceman (2012), Premium Rush (2012), Man of Steel (2013), The Shape of Water (2017), and Knives Out (2019). Shannon is a frequent collaborator of Jeff Nichols, appearing in all of his films: Shotgun Stories (2007), Take Shelter (2011), Mud (2012), Midnight Special, and Loving (both 2016). He is also known for his role as Nelson Van Alden in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), for which he was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Personal Life

Shannon married actress Kate Arrington in 2018; they have two daughters, Sylvie and Marion. They live in the neighborhood of Red Hook located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Early Life

Shannon was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and is a grandson of entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. His father, Donald Sutherlin Shannon, was an accounting professor at DePaul University, and his mother, Geraldine Hine, is a lawyer. He was raised by his divorced parents in both Lexington, Kentucky, and Chicago, Illinois. He attended New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Illinois for two years, then moved back to Kentucky his junior year, then back to Chicago for his senior year, attending Evanston Township High School for a semester before dropping out.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

2 Movies
Bullet Train

Bullet Train

2022
Five assassins on a bullet train discover that their missions have something in common.
Canterbury Glass

Canterbury Glass

2022
A doctor and lawyer form an unlikely partnership.

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

2021
Nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living at a boutique health-and-wellness resort. They are being watched over by the resort's director, who is on a mission to refres...
Swing

Swing

2021
During their last year at an Ivy League college in 1999, a group of friends and crew teammates' lives are changed forever when an army vet takes over as coach of their rowing team.

2020.

3 Movies
Echo Boomers

Echo Boomers

2020
The best way to get back at the unfair economy is to steal from the rich and give to yourself.
Making a Murder

Making a Murder

2020
Follows the making and production of Knives Out (2019) Chapter 1 - Premeditation: Inspirations & Origin Chapter 2 - Gathering the Suspects: The Cast Chapter 3 - Dressed to Kill: Costume Design Cha...
The Quarry

The Quarry

2020
A man on the run from his own sins is in a small border town in Texas and pretending to be a reverend. The police chief has suspicions about the man and the town is quickly drawn to him.

2019.

3 Movies
Knives Out

Knives Out

6.13
2019
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. Blan...
The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts

The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts

2019
A live reading of passages from the Mueller report for “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,” Robert Schenkkan’s stage adaptation of the Mueller Report. Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitze...
State Like Sleep

State Like Sleep

2019
Following the death of her husband, a few loose ends become a whole web of secrets as she untangles her late spouse's mysterious last days alive.

2018.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
Long Way Back Home

Long Way Back Home

2018
A man returns to his hometown of Memphis looking for his brothers, who are in trouble with the law. Inspired by the song "Long Way Back Home" by Lucero.
TV
The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl

6.25
2018
While on a holiday in Greece, a brilliant young actress named Charlie encounters an intriguing stranger, but it quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are far from romantic.
What They Had

What They Had

2018
A woman has to fly back to her hometown when her mother wanders into a snowstorm. She is forced to confront her past when she returns home.
TV
Waco

Waco

6
2018
The Branch Davidians, a spiritual sect led by David Koresh, were the subject of a 1993 standoff with the FBI, ATF, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, which resulted in a deadly gunfight...
Poor Boy

Poor Boy

2018
Two brothers are in the desert. When a mysterious woman threatens to repo their beloved houseboat the brothers cook up an epic con to finally leave their dusty town and sail off on a beam of sunshine ...
12 Strong

12 Strong

4.83
2018
In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, a team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan to destroy the Taliban.
Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

6.6
2018
A fireman who is supposed to destroy all books begins to question his task in an oppressive future.
The Current War

The Current War

2018
The two electricity giants are competing to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Friedkin Uncut

Friedkin Uncut

2018
An introspective insight into the life and artistic journey of William Friedkin, an extraordinary and offbeat director of cult films such as The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Cruising, To...

2017.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Ballad of a Righteous Merchant

Ballad of a Righteous Merchant

2017
The making of the film, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, provided profound insight into the director and his craft. The true story of an actor who killed his mother was the inspiration for My Son, M...
TV
Room 104

Room 104

6
2017
A hotel room where every guest who comes to stay reveals a unique set of circumstances and quirks.
Signature Move

Signature Move

2017
A woman with a complicated relationship with her mother is in a new relationship. In this coming-of-age Muslim melodrama, Zaynab takes up Lucha-style wrestling.
The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

6.09
2017
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America in 1962, where a janitor falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive in a lab and plans to help him escape.
Bob Dylan - Trouble No More

Bob Dylan - Trouble No More

2017
The film consists of video footage from Bob Dylan's "born again" period, shot on the last leg of his '79-'80 tour, which was thought to have been lost for years and all recently restored.
Pottersville

Pottersville

6
2017
Maynard, a beloved local businessman is mistaken for Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. An international Bigfoot media spectacle and a windfall of tourism d...

2016.

9 Movies
Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

6.03
2016
Susan Morrow received a book manuscript from her ex- husband who asked for her opinion on his writing. She is drawn to the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacatio...
Salt and Fire

Salt and Fire

2016
A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster. When a volcano starts to show signs of eruption, they need to unite.
Midnight Special

Midnight Special

6
2016
A father and son are on the run after the dad learns his child has special powers.
Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon

6
2016
A few days before Christmas in 1970, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn in order to be deputized into the Bureau of narcotics and dangerous drugs by the President himself.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

5.97
2016
While the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs, the world is afraid of the actions of a god-like Super Hero. With Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly ari...
Complete Unknown

Complete Unknown

2016
Tom's birthday dinner party is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival of Alice, an old flame who vanished without a trace 15 years prior.
Frank & Lola

Frank & Lola

2016
A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, is about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and the search for redemption.
Wolves

Wolves

2016
Anthony Keller is going to Cornell for a sports scholarship. His troubled father Lee has a gambling addiction that threatens to derail his dreams both on and off the court, as he can only maintain his...
Loving

Loving

4.33
2016
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme...

2015.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Freeheld

Freeheld

2
2015
Hester, a police detective, was diagnosed with a terminal illness and had to fight to get her pension benefits.
TV
Lip Sync Battle

Lip Sync Battle

4.17
2015
Two celebrities are performing. The co-hosting of the show had commentary from a social media star. After the microphone is off, the battle begins.
She's Funny That Way

She's Funny That Way

4
2015
On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the cast of the production.
The Night Before

The Night Before

7.14
2015
In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve partying, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an ...

2014.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Young Ones

Young Ones

2014
A farmer defends his land in a future where there is less water. His daughter's boyfriend wants to steal the land for himself.
TV
Off Camera with Sam Jones

Off Camera with Sam Jones

2014
Sam Jones sits down with the professionals of television and movies, and other celebrities, to discuss their development before fame, their passions beyond their careers, and gives them a space to ope...
They Came Together

They Came Together

2014
A small business owner is about to lose her shop.
99 Homes

99 Homes

6
2014
Dennis Nash tried to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.

2013.

5 Movies
Choose You

Choose You

2013
This is what it looks like when Lena Dunham, Spike Jonze, Avicii, Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Shannon get together. Dunham wrote a short film for Sunday night's YouTube Music Awards about a heartbroke...
The Harvest

The Harvest

2013
Maryann is moving in with her grandparents. She sets out to befriend a bed-ridden boy despite his mother's disapproval. Maryann's persistence pays off and she discovers some really bad things in the h...
Man of Steel

Man of Steel

6.2
2013
A young boy learns that he is not on this planet. He travels to discover where he came from and what he was sent to do. If he is to save the world from destruction, the hero in him must emerge.
Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter

Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter

2013
Michael Shannon channels Rebecca Martinson's letter to her sisters.
Mud

Mud

2
2013
Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him escape and reconcile with his lover.

2012.

4 Movies
The Broken Tower

The Broken Tower

2012
At the age of 32, Hart Crane committed suicide by jumping off the steamship Orizaba.
The Iceman

The Iceman

6
2012
He was a family man and a contract killer.
Premium Rush

Premium Rush

2012
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the attention of a dirty cop, who chases the cyclist throughout the city.
Happy Hour

Happy Hour

2012
Two friends have to get creative when they fall behind on rent in order to please their landlord.

2011.

4 Movies
Return

Return

2011
After a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and hometown.
Take Shelter

Take Shelter

5
2011
Plagued by visions of a storm, a young husband and father wondered if they should shelter their family or themselves.
Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher

1
2011
The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who have been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

2011
There is a video gallery of cinematic villainy in the New York Times Magazine.

2010.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Herbert White

Herbert White

2010
Michael Shannon plays Herbert White, a character based on a poem by Frank Bidart. Herbert is a man who works in the lumber industry, supports his family, and murders women in town. While Herbert is no...
TV
Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

5.75
2010
Atlantic City is a place where the rules don't apply. The man who runs things, legally and otherwise, is the town's treasurer, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, who is equal parts politician and mobster.
13

13

2010
A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself immersed in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex

5.29
2010
The President appointed a gunslinger to track down a terrorist who was a former Confederate officer. He gets revenge on the man who killed his wife and child by accepting this task.
The Runaways

The Runaways

5.67
2010
The Runaways paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Kim Fowley influenced the band to be a huge success.

2009.

5 Movies
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

2009
Brad barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place.
The Greatest

The Greatest

2009
Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, while Rose was left alone. When she finds out she's ...
13 Scarier Movie Moments

13 Scarier Movie Moments

2009
There was a final entry in the scary movie moments.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

4
2009
A New Orleans Police sergeant received a medal and a promotion for his actions during Hurricane Katrina. Due to his heroic act, McDonagh injured his back and became addicted to prescription pain medic...
The Missing Person

The Missing Person

2009
A man is on a train. One of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was eventually discovered to be a missing person. A large reward was used to bring th...

2008.

2 Movies
Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

7.29
2008
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb in the mid-1950s are struggling to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. The novel was written by Richard Y...
Marvelous

Marvelous

2008
After her husband leaves her, Gwen goes to live with her sister Queenie. She discovers that she has suddenly acquired a special gift that enables her to make mechanical objects work again and also hea...

2007.

4 Movies
Lucky You

Lucky You

2007
A professional poker player with amazing luck at the table tries to win the World Series of Poker while simultaneously earning the affections of a beautiful Las Vegas singer.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

5.41
2007
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes terribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax....
Shotgun Stories

Shotgun Stories

2007
Two sets of half brothers are at odds after the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which they will go to ...
Blackbird

Blackbird

2007
In 1990s New York City, teen runaway Froggy is caught in the throes of heroin addiction as she falls in love with a war veteran. The couple finds comfort in each other, but they are already in a downw...

2006.

3 Movies
Bug

Bug

6.22
2006
In Oklahoma, Agnes, a lonely waitress living in an isolated and dilapidated roadside motel, meets Peter, a quiet and mysterious man with whom she establishes a strange relationship.
World Trade Center

World Trade Center

2006
The building collapsed over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Rescue teams try to save Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin, who are trapped under the wreck.
Let's Go to Prison

Let's Go to Prison

10
2006
When a career criminal's plan for revenge is not going to happen, he puts his intended victim's son in his place and joins him in prison.

2004.

6 Movies
Water

Water

2004
A naked and badly beaten woman washes up on an East Coast Island. Jessy Turner comes to the island to investigate her sister's murder. She becomes involved in a passionate relationship with the local ...
Grand Theft Parsons

Grand Theft Parsons

2004
Sometimes it's appropriate to simply bury the dead. This isn't one of those times. One of the most influential musicians of his time was a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the St...
Criminal

Criminal

2004
Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis recruits a crook with a perfect poker face. William Hannigan is going to get a fake silver certificate. He needs money to help his fathe...
Zamboni Man

Zamboni Man

2004
Zamboni Man is a short story that looks into the lives of two unique and unlikely characters: Walt, a Zamboni driver and Tyler, a young graceful figure skater. Tyler rehearses her current skating prog...
Dead Birds

Dead Birds

2004
A group of Confederate soldiers holed up on an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and found themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.
The Woodsman

The Woodsman

5.6
2004
A paedophile tries to start a new life after 12 years in prison.

2003.

2 Movies
Bad Boys II

Bad Boys II

5.72
2003
Bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they chase a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is cheating on him with his sexy s...
Kangaroo Jack

Kangaroo Jack

6
2003
Two childhood friends get mixed up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go wrong when the money is lost to a wild animal.

2002.

2 Movies
High Crimes

High Crimes

4
2002
A female attorney learns that her husband is a marine officer accused of murdering fifteen civilians. She believed her husband when he told her that he was being framed. The attorney defends him in a ...
8 Mile

8 Mile

1.5
2002
Detroit is in 1995 8 Mile splits the town in half along racial lines. Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. is a young white rapper. To fulfill his dream of success in hip hop, he must cross over these boundarie...

2001.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

6.84
2001
When two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with a beautiful Naval nurse, their friendship is put to the ultimate test. The rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is put on hold w...
Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky

6.64
2001
David Aames has a lot of things: wealth, good looks, and beautiful women on his arm. His face was mangled in a car accident as he fell in love with her. The lines between illusion and reality, between...
TV
Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan

5.95
2001
Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that starsJill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief M...
New Port South

New Port South

2001
A group of teenagers want to rebel against the teachers and administrators at their high school.

2000.

4 Movies
Tigerland

Tigerland

4
2000
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, the last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.
Mullitt

Mullitt

2000
Two roommates are trying to make money.
Cecil B. Demented

Cecil B. Demented

2000
An insane independent film director and his group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
The Photographer

The Photographer

2000
A year after becoming the toast of New York City's art scene, photographer Max Martin has lost his ability to take a decent picture. On the night before his make-or-break gallery opening, surrounded b...

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.09
1999
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
Jesus' Son

Jesus' Son

1999
A man discovers compassion and turns his life around.

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
Chicago Cab

Chicago Cab

1997
A day in the life of a Chicago cab driver is examined as he picks up fares from the good and bad parts of the city and emotionally connects to many of his passengers.
The Ride

The Ride

1997
The men are in a car.

1996.

1 Movie
Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

5.33
1996
Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are framed for murder and forced to flee.

1993.

1 Movie
Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

6
1993
A T.V that was very self-centered. The weatherman and his producer are sent to Punxsutawney, Pa., to report on Punxsutawney's version of "Grounded Day", where he finds himself repeating the same day o...

1992.

2 Movies
Overexposed

Overexposed

1992
Ann Demski thinks her husband is having an affair. When she realized that Nick was trying to seduce her, she broke off the affair. The campaign was launched to destroy Ann's life.
Angel Street

Angel Street

1992
Two women clash, then start to click as homicide detective partners in Chicago.

1976.

1 TV show

Unknown Year.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Shriver

Shriver

A New York City handyman is mistaken for a famous writer and brought to a university to give a keynote address.
Was ich bin sind meine Filme - Teil 2... nach 30 Jahren

Was ich bin sind meine Filme - Teil 2... nach 30 Jahren

Christian Weisenborn and Werner Herzog know each other for more than 40 years. His first film on Werner Herzog "I am my films" (1976-78) covered Herzog's beginning as a filmmaker, the new film is a se...
TV
George & Tammy

George & Tammy

George Jones and Tammy Wynette had a relationship that inspired songs such as "We're Gonna Hold On" and "Golden Ring".
Afterward

Afterward

An American couple buys a manor house.
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