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Net Worth:
$8 Million
Aug 7, 1974 (49 years old)
6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Actor, Musician
United States of America
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What Is Michael Shannon's Net Worth?

Michael Shannon is an American actor, producer, and musician who has a net worth of $8 million. Michael Shannon earned Academy Award nominations for the films "Revolutionary Road" (2008) and "Nocturnal Animals" (2016), and he played Nelson Van Alden/George Mueller on the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" from 2010 to 2014. Michael has more than 100 acting credits to his name, including the films "Pearl Harbor" (2001), "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007), "Take Shelter" (2011), "Man of Steel" (2013), "99 Homes" (2014), "Elvis & Nixon" (2016), "The Shape of Water" (2017), "Knives Out" (2019), "Bullet Train" (2022), and "Amsterdam" (2022) and the miniseries "Waco" (2018), "The Little Drummer Girl" (2018), "Nine Perfect Strangers" (2021), and "George & Tammy" (2022–2023).

Shannon served as a executive producer on "Elvis & Nixon" and "Waco," and he also produced the films "Signature Move" (2017), "What They Had" (2018), "The Quarry" (2020), and "Heart of Champions" (2021). Michael has appeared in Broadway productions of "Grace" (2012–2013), "Long Day's Journey into Night" (2016), and "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" (2019), and he received a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play and a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for "Long Day's Journey into Night." In 2002, he formed an indie rock band called Corporal, and they released a self-titled album in 2010.

Early Life

Michael Shannon was born Michael Corbett Shannon on August 7, 1974, in Lexington, Kentucky. His father, Donald Sutherlin Shannon, taught accounting at DePaul University, and his mother, Geraldine Hine, was a lawyer. Shannon's paternal grandfather was Raymond Corbett Shannon, an entomologist who discovered the arrival of the malaria-carrying mosquito species Anopheles gambiae into the New World in 1930. After Michael's parents split up, he alternated between living in Chicago, Illinois, with his father and Lexington, Kentucky, with his mother. He studied at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and Evanston Township High School in Chicago, but he left Evanston after one semester.



In the early years of his acting career, Shannon appeared in plays with the Griffin Theatre Company and Next Theatre Company, and he made his television debut in the 1992 TV movie "Overexposed." He then appeared in the films "Groundhog Day" (1993), "Chain Reaction" (1996), "Chicago Cab" (1997), "Jesus' Son" (1999), and "The Ride" (1999) and the 1992 TV movie "Angel Street," and he guest-starred in two episodes of "Early Edition" (1998–1999). Michael co-starred with Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, and Alicia Witt in the 2000 John Waters-directed film "Cecil B. Demented," and in 2001, he played Lt. Gooz Wood in the blockbuster "Pearl Harbor," which grossed $450.2 million at the box office. He appeared in the films "Vanilla Sky" (2001), "High Crimes" (2002), "8 Mile" (2002), "Kangaroo Jack" (2003), "Bad Boys II" (2003), "The Woodsman" (2004), "Bug" (2006), "World Trade Center" (2006), and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007), and he co-starred with Will ArnettDax Shepard, and Chi McBride in the 2006 Bob Odenkirk-directed comedy "Let's Go to Prison." Shannon earned his first Academy Award nomination for his performance as John Givings, Jr. in "Revolutionary Road," which also starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, and Kathy Bates and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Drama.

From 2010 to 2014, Michael played Nelson Van Alden/George Mueller on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," which won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama in 2011 and received Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, Shannon co-starred with Jessica Chastain in the psychological thriller "Take Shelter" and earned several awards for his performance. He then appeared in the films "Mud" (2012), "The Iceman" (2012), "The Harvest" (2013), "Young Ones" (2014), "The Night Before" (2015), "Frank & Lola" (2016), and "Midnight Special" (2016), and he received a Golden Globe nomination for 2014's "99 Homes." Michael played General Zod in 2013's "Man of Steel," which grossed $668 million at the box office, and in late 2021, it was announced that he would be reprising his role in "The Flash."

In 2016, Shannon portrayed Elvis Presley in the film "Elvis & Nixon," and he played Det. Bobby Andes in "Nocturnal Animals," which earned him his second Academy Award nomination. He starred in the 2017 Oscar-winning film "The Shape of Water," and in 2018, he appeared in the miniseries "Waco" and "The Little Drummer Girl," the TV movie "Fahrenheit 451," and the films "12 Strong," "What They Had," and "State Like Sleep." He played Walt Thrombey in 2019's "Knives Out," then he appeared in the films "The Quarry" (2020), "Heart of Champions" (2021), "Abandoned" (2022), "Bullet Train" (2022), "Amsterdam" (2022), and "A Little White Lie" (2022). Michael starred as Napoleon Marconi in the Hulu miniseries "Nine Perfect Strangers," and in 2022, he reunited with his "Take Shelter" co-star Jessica Chastain to play George Jones to her Tammy Wynette in the Showtime miniseries "George & Tammy."

Personal Life

Michael began a relationship with actress Kate Arrington in 2002, and they married on August 31, 2019. The couple has two daughters, Sylvia and Marion.

Awards and Nominations

Shannon has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, for "Revolutionary Road" in 2009 and "Nocturnal Animals" in 2017. In 2016, he earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for "99 Homes." Michael also received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for "99 Homes," and the "Boardwalk Empire" cast earned Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series awards in 2011 and 2012. "Mud" received the Robert Altman Award at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, and Shannon was nominated for Best Male Lead for "Take Shelter" in 2012 and "99 Homes" in 2016. "Take Shelter" also earned him awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, Chlotrudis Awards, Austin Film Critics Association, Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, and Toronto Film Critics Association Awards. For "99 Homes," Michael won a Chlotrudis Award, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, and San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as a Jury Prize- Main Program for Best Actor at the FEST International Film Festival.

Shannon was honored with the Virtuoso Award for "Revolutionary Road" at the 2009 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Emerging Master award at the 2011 RiverRun International Film Festival, and the Outstanding Achievement in Acting award at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival. He also won a CinEuphoria Award for Best Supporting Actor – Audience Award and a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Revolutionary Road." Michael and his co-stars earned an Ensemble Cast Award at the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and in 2018, "The Shape of Water" received the Chairman's Vanguard Award. Shannon was named Best Supporting Actor for "The Harvest" at the 2014 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards, and he won Best Supporting Actor awards from the Hawaii Film Critics Society, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards, and North Texas Film Critics Association for "Nocturnal Animals." At the 2016 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, he won the award for Best Body of Work for "Nocturnal Animals," "Midnight Special," "Loving," and "Elvis & Nixon," and in 2017, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association named him Actor of the Year for "Complete Unknown," "Elvis & Nixon," "Frank & Lola," "Loving," "Midnight Special," and "Nocturnal Animals."

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