Birth Name: Michael Shannon
Birth Place: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Born Aug. 7, 1974 in Lexington, KY, Shannon made his professional theater debut in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theater Center. He became deeply involved with theater groups throughout the state, including the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theater Company, but focused much of his energy on the Red Orchid Theater, which he helped to co-found in 1993. As a member of the company, Shannon originated roles in several acclaimed productions, including "Killer Joe" (1998), "Man from Nebraska" (2003) and "Bug" (2003) - each of which would eventually bring him to Broadway and London's West End. "Bug," in particular, helped to cement Shannon in the minds of critics and fans; a harrowing two-person play about a ...
Movie Reviews: 'Skin Trade' & 'The Harvest'
Director John McNaughton Talks 'The Harvest' And More
Interview: 'Mud' Director Jeff Nichols On McConaughey, Casting Kids And The Luck Of Being Ignored
SAG Awards Nominations Hint at Oscar Surprises
Some Surprise Nominations for Best Actor at the Golden Globes
Midnight Special - Trailer No. 1
Show More Videos