Jeff Daniels

1955 - Today

Jeff Daniels

Jeffrey Warren Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician, and playwright whose career includes roles in films, stage productions, and television, for which he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and received several Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Tony Award nominations. He made his film debut in Ragtime (1981), and amassed such additional credits as Terms of Endearment (1983), Arachnophobia (1990), Gettysburg (1993), Speed (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Fly Away Home (1996), Pleasantville (1998), The Hours (2002), Gods and Generals (2003), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Infamous (2006), The Lookout (2007), Looper (2012), Steve Jobs (2015), and The Martian (2015). From 2012 to 2014, Daniels starred as Will McAvoy in the HBO political drama series The Newsroom, for which he won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. He won a second Primetime Emmy Award in 2018 for his supporting performance in the Netflix miniseries Godless (2017) and an additional nomination that year for his leading performance as John P. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jeff Daniels has received more than 5,128,925 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,620th most popular actor.

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  • 41

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  • 3.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Jeff Daniels ranks 1,607 out of 8,832Before him are David Soul, Lea Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Anita Björk, Melissa McBride, and Geraldine McEwan. After him are Massimo Troisi, Annabella, Will Ferrell, Mila Kunis, Amanda Seyfried, and Frank Finlay.

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Among people born in 1955, Jeff Daniels ranks 92Before him are Alessandro Altobelli, Matthias Jabs, Anton Corbijn, Maria Shriver, Egils Levits, and Paul Romer. After him are Yuriy Sedykh, Hans-Peter Briegel, Fernando Meirelles, Thomas C. Südhof, Olivier Assayas, and Avram Grant.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jeff Daniels ranks 2,886 out of 12,171Before him are Charles Jencks (1939), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), Gabriel Almond (1911), Raymond Smith Dugan (1878), Mary Baker Eddy (1821), and Melissa McBride (1965). After him are Lyndon LaRouche (1922), Murray Perahia (1947), Will Ferrell (1967), Amanda Seyfried (1985), Melissa Leo (1960), and Jeb Bush (1953).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jeff Daniels ranks 779Before him are Jennifer Beals (1963), Linda Harrison (1945), David Soul (1943), Lea Thompson (1961), Mary-Louise Parker (1964), and Melissa McBride (1965). After him are Will Ferrell (1967), Amanda Seyfried (1985), Melissa Leo (1960), Frederic Forrest (1936), Ed Asner (1929), and Scatman Crothers (1910).