Michael Shannon

American actor

Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American actor. He is a two-time Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nominee for his roles in Revolutionary Road and Nocturnal Animals. He was a regular on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, playing Agent Nelson Van Alden. Shannon played General Zod in Zack Snyder's 2013 movie Man of Steel and will play the role again in The Flash.[1] He plays Colonel Richard Strickland in The Shape of Water. He also played Walt Thrombey in the crime comedy movie Knives Out.

Shannon in at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, September 2011

Personal life


Shannon was born in Lexington, Kentucky on August 7, 1974 to Donald S. Shannon and to Geraldine Hine. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. His career began in 1993 in the movie Groundhog Day.

Shannon married Kate Arrington in 2018. They have two daughters.

Some movies he was in



  1. Kilday, Gregg (April 10, 2011). "Michael Shannon Set to Play Villain General Zod in 'Man of Steel'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-04-11.

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