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Shea Whigham

Shea began in NY theatre as the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Rorshach Group, but has quickly made a name for himself in film and television.

Mr. Whigham starred in several independent films prior, but it was his stunning debut in Joel Schumacher's TIGERLAND opposite Colin Farrell that brought him to prominence. Many roles quickly followed: 'Tip' in David Gordon Green's ALL THE REAL GIRLS (Sundance), international film OUT OF THIS WORLD directed by Saamoto Junji and the television film FAITH OF OUR FATHERS.

Studio work followed as well with a return to Joel Schumacher in BAD COMPANY, MAN OF THE HOUSE with Tommy Lee Jones, LORDS OF DOGTOWN directed by Catherine Hardwicke, FIRST SNOW with Guy Pearce, and the Sundance hit and Independent Film nominee WRISTCUTTERS with Patrick Fugit. Recent released movies include Robert Rodriguez' MACHETE with Robert DeNiro, SPLINTER, New Line's PRIDE & GLORY directed by Gavin O'Connor, the Universal hit FAST AND FURIOUS 4, Werner Herzog's BAD LIEUTENANT remake starring Nicolas Cage, indie films BARRY MUNDAY with Patrick Wilson, SPOONER with Matthew Lillard, RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH with Alanis Morrisette, THE KILLING ROOM with Tim Hutton and Chloe Sevigny and SOUTH OF HEAVEN for director Jonathan Vara.

Additional credits include THE CONSPIRATOR directed by Robert Redford, LINCOLN LAWYER with Mathew McConnaughey, writer/director Jeff Nichols' Sundance hit TAKE SHELTER AND BIG MIRACLE, directed by Ken Kwapis.

Mr. Whigham can currently be seen in Oliver Stone's SAVAGES. Upcoming films include THIS MUST BE THE PLACE with Sean Penn and Frances McDormand and Terrence Malick's KNIGHT OF CUPS with Christian Bale.

Mr. Whigham stars on the HBO hit series BOARDWALK EMPIRE.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2013.
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Shea Whigham Facts

Birth Name Franklin Shea Whigham Junior
BirthdayJanuary 5, 1969 (54)
BirthplaceTallahasse, Florida, USA
Height5' 8½" (1m74)  How tall is Shea Whigham compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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