Jeff Daniels (American Actor) Age, Spouse, Career, Movies & Net worth

Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels Biography

Jeffrey Warren Daniels (Jeff Daniels), born on February 19, 1955, is a celebrated American actor recognized for his ability to portray a wide range of characters across both comedic and dramatic roles. He began his cinematic journey in Miloš Forman’s “Ragtime” (1981) and has since appeared in numerous films including “Terms of Endearment” (1983), “The Purple Rose of Cairo” (1985), “Speed” (1994), and “The Martian” (2015).

Jeff Daniels’s age and birthday

Jeff Daniels, born on February 19, 1955, is currently 69 years old (as of 2024). He was born in Athens, Georgia, USA, and his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Jeff Daniels’s height and weight

Daniels Jeff is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 80 kg. He is recognized for his tall build, fit physique, salt & pepper hair, and blue eyes, which are his distinctive features.

Jeff educational background

Daniels went to Chelsea High School in Michigan before enrolling at Central Michigan University. While he started studying English, his love for acting drove him to leave university and pursue acting full-time. He’s a strong supporter of arts education and was honored with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels spouse and children

Daniels has been married to Kathleen Treado, his high school sweetheart, since 1979, and together they have three children: Ben, Lucas, and Nellie. Ben has pursued a career in the film industry, working as an actor, director, and primarily as a producer. Lucas is a Director of Photography, while Nellie has also ventured into the film industry. Besides their children, Jeff and Kathleen also have three grandchildren.

Jeff Daniels parents and siblings

Daniels, born to Robert Lee Daniels and Marjorie J. Daniels, grew up with two siblings. His father, Robert, had a diverse career that included being a business manager for the Michigan Daily, serving in the US Navy during the Korean War, running the Chelsea Lumber Company, and even becoming the mayor of Chelsea in 1961. His mother, Marjorie, initially focused on being a housewife but later owned an antiques store from 1989 to 2014. Jeff’s sister, Jodi Kay Novak (nee Daniels), resides in Mount Pleasant, SC, while his brother John Daniels is the president of the Chelsea Lumber Company.

Daniels career and movies

Jeff Daniels, an acclaimed American actor renowned for his versatility in both stage and screen roles spanning comedy and drama, made his cinematic debut in Miloš Forman’s drama “Ragtime” in 1981. Throughout his career, he has taken on a variety of memorable characters, including roles in “Terms of Endearment” (1983), “The Purple Rose of Cairo” (1985), “Something Wild” (1986), “Arachnophobia” (1990), “Pleasantville” (1998), “The Hours” (2002), “Good Night, and Good Luck” (2005), “Infamous” (2006), “Looper” (2012), “Steve Jobs” (2015), and “The Martian” (2015).

From 2012 to 2014, he portrayed Will McAvoy in HBO’s “The Newsroom,” earning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2013. His accolades include a second Primetime Emmy Award in 2018 for his role in the Netflix miniseries “Godless.” Additionally, Daniels has depicted real-life figures such as John P. O’Neill in Hulu’s “The Looming Tower” and FBI director James Comey in “The Comey Rule.” He is also the founder and current executive director of the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan.

Daniels net worth and salary

Jeff Daniels, known for his work as an actor, musician, and writer, boasts an estimated net worth of $50 million. He commands a salary of $150,000 per episode, deriving his wealth from his prosperous acting career alongside his pursuits in music and writing.

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