Kevin Spacey Biography About Kevin Spacey

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Kevin Spacey, an actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and singer, was born on 26 July 1959, in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. He started acting as his career during the 1980s before playing supporting roles in television and films.

Kevin Spacey Career

On the early 1990s, he gained popularity and became popular all over the world after playing the 1995 neo-noir crime thriller film titled The Usual Suspects. He was able to win his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He made his appearance in 1999 midlife crisis-themed drama film titled American Beauty for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey

 

He has made his appearance in several successful films including comedy drama film, Swimming with Sharks, psychological thriller film, seven, the neo noir crime film titled L.A. Confidential, the drama film, Pay It Forward, the science fiction film, K-PAX, and the superhero film titled Superman Returns.

For portraying the role in the film Lost in younkers, he won a Tony Award in Broadway theater. He got the chance to host the 71st Tony Awards in 2017. From 2004 to mid-2015, he was the artistic director of the theater, The Old Vic.

He has played the role of Frank Underwood in the political drama series titled House of Cards since 2013. For playing this role, he has won several awards including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Series Drama and two Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.

Kevin Spacey Early Life and Education

He was born and grown up in south Orange, New Jersey. He is the son of Kathleen Ann, a secretary, and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, a data consultant, and a technical writer. His birth name was Kevin Spacey Fowler.

He is the first son in the family. He has two older siblings, a sister, and a brother. He went to Northridge Military Academy and later to Chatsworth high School which is located in Chatsworth, California.

Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey

He studied The Sound of Music in Chatsworth and made his stage name as Spacey, his last name. In his early days, he tried to succeed as a comedian for many years, and later he shifted his life to an acting career.

Kevin Spacey Personal Life

He has lived in London since 2003. He has a British citizenship too. He co-hosted the Nobel Prize Concert in December 2007.

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