Shannon at the 81st Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
|Born||August 7, 1974|
|Lexington, Kentucky, USA|
Michael Shannon is an American actor and musician. Shannon first received attention for his performance in 2002's 8 Mile, where he portrayed the boyfriend of Eminem's character's mother. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for both Revolutionary Road (2008) and Nocturnal Animals (2016). Shannon is known for his on-screen versatility. His films include Bug (2006), The Iceman (2012), Man of Steel (2013), 99 Homes (2014), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has collaborated with Jeff Nichols on many occasions, including the films Take Shelter (2011), Midnight Special and Loving (both 2016). He is also known for his role in the HBO period drama series "Boardwalk Empire" (2010–2014). In 2002, Shannon formed the indie rock band Corporal, along with Ray Rizzo and Rob Beitzel. Shannon sings and writes lyrics for the band.