About Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon is a well known name in entertainment world, where he is a musician and actor. Both of these activities have added up a lot of revenues to the overall size of Michael Shannon net worth, which has recently been estimated to reach 6 million dollars. In 2008 he appeared in “Revolutionary Road”, for which Michael Shannon was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of the Best Supporting Actor. In the period of 2010-2014 the actor was appearing on the HBO drama called “Boardwalk Empire” as Nelson Van Alden.
In 2011 he appeared in a movie called “Take Shelter” and his role in it was praised by movie critics. Because of his role in this film, Michael Shannon became a recipient of the Saturn Award for Best Actor. In 2012 Michael Shannon appeared in “The Iceman” as Richard Kuklinski. One year later, he was chosen for the role of General Zod in the movie called “Man of Steel”. Thus, all of these appearances not only made his name more known, but also increased the overall sum of Michael Shannon net worth by a mile.
The actor was born in 1974 in Lexington, Kentucky.
His grandfather is a well known entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. His father was working at DePaul University, whereas his mother was a lawyer. His parents divorced when he was little and thus Michael Shannon was raised in both Chicago, Illinois and Lexington, Kentucky. Michael Shannon was a student at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.
Talking about his acting work, Michael Shannon’s first job was appearing in a music video by Every Mother’s Nightmare for their song called “House of Pain”, where he played the main role. After some time, he established a successful acting career on stage in Chicago. Michael Shannon was one of the founders of A Red Orchid Theatre. In fact, he is still appearing with this theatre from time to time. Since that time, he has appeared with some other theaters, too, such as the Northlight Theatre and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Thus, his stage work has also added up to the overall size of Michael Shannon net worth.
In 1993 he appeared as a film actor for the first time when he got a small role of a wedding groom to portray in the film called “Groundhog Day”. Later, he appeared in some other productions, including “Vanilla Sky”, “Jesus’ Son”, “8 Mile” and “Pearl Harbour”. Michael Shannon was chosen for a role of a villain in “Kangaroo Jack”. The first bigger role which he got was as Larry Oster-Berg in “Grand Theft Parsons”. In 2006 he got another role in “Let’s Go to Prison”.
Michael Shannon has appeared in some plays in West End in London, one of them being “Woyzeck”. Michael Shannon is also an actor from Off-Broadway, as he has appeared in “The Little Flower of East Orange”. Michael Shannon appeared with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in “Revolutionary Road”, and for his role in this one Michael Shannon was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Thus, all of these appearances have increased the total amount of Michael Shannon net worth a lot.