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What Is Actor Michael Shannon’s Net Worth?

Shannon was nominated twice for the Academy Awards, one for "Revolutionary Road" in 2009 and another for "Nocturnal Animals" in 2017.
Michael Shannon joins SAG-AFTRA/ John Nacion/Getty Images
Michael Shannon joins SAG-AFTRA/ John Nacion/Getty Images
Name Michael Shannon
Net Worth $8 million
Gender Male 
DOB Aug 7, 1974 
Age 49 
Nationality United States of America
Profession Actor, Musician

Michael Shannon is an actor, producer, and musician, who was nominated for Academy Awards for his roles in "Revolutionary Road" (2008) and "Nocturnal Animals" (2016). He played Nelson Van Alden/George Mueller on the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire" from 2010 to 2014. With over 100 acting credits, he's been in films like "Pearl Harbor" (2001), "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007)"  (2018), "Nine Perfect Strangers" (2021), and the TV series, "George & Tammy" (2022–2023). He has a net worth of $8 million as of October 2023, per Celebrity Net Worth.

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Shannon's career began with a music video. He played a troubled teenager escaping an abusive home in Every Mother's Nightmare's "House of Pain," He was involved in the founding A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago and worked with theaters like Steppenwolf and Northlight. Shannon played Peter Evans in "Bug" in 1996 and reprised it in the 2006 film adaptation, both written by Tracy Letts, a fellow Steppenwolf ensemble member.

In 1993, Shannon made his film debut in "Groundhog Day" as a wedding groom. He continued with various film roles, including "Jesus' Son," "Pearl Harbor," "8 Mile," "Vanilla Sky," "Kangaroo Jack," "Bad Boys II," and "Grand Theft Parsons," where he portrayed hippie Larry Oster-Berg. In 2006, Shannon played Lynard, the leader of a prison white supremacist group in "Let's Go to Prison." He also performed in "Woyzeck" in London's West End and appeared in the off-Broadway production of "The Little Flower of East Orange" in 2008.

A pivotal moment in Shannon's career came in 2008 when he starred in "Revolutionary Road" alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, earning praise and accolades for portraying a clinically insane character. This included a Satellite Award and an Academy Award nomination. In 2010, he took on roles in the film adaptation of "Jonah Hex" and as Federal Prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden in "Boardwalk Empire." In 2011, he began starring in the one-man play "Mistakes Were Made" at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City, following a 2009 run at A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago.

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Director Michael Shannon of the film "Eric LaRue" at the 2023 Chicago International Film Festival/ Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images

Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington along with their children, Sylvie and Marion, stayed in the neighborhood of Red Hook for about 10 years Now, the loft they once leased at 275 Conover St. has become available for rent at a monthly rate of $6,500. Spanning 2,000 square feet, this space showcases exposed brick, wooden beams reminiscent of the Civil War era, and arched windows that offer breathtaking views of the New York Harbor.

Michael Shannon, born on August 7, 1974, in Lexington, Kentucky, initially had the full name Michael Corbett Shannon. His father, Donald Sutherlin Shannon, was a professor of accounting at DePaul University, and his mother, Geraldine Hine was a lawyer. In 2002, Michael Shannon entered into a relationship with actress Kate Arrington, and they officially tied the knot on August 31, 2019. The couple has two daughters, Sylvia and Marion.

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Michael Shannon attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. "The Flash." Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

Shannon was nominated twice for the Academy Awards, one for "Revolutionary Road" in 2009 and another for "Nocturnal Animals" in 2017. In 2016, he received a Golden Globe nomination for "99 Homes." His role in "99 Homes" also landed him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and the "Boardwalk Empire" cast received ensemble awards in 2011 and 2012. "Mud" won the Robert Altman Award at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, and Shannon received Best Male Lead nominations for "Take Shelter" in 2012 and "99 Homes" in 2016.

For "Take Shelter," Shannon received recognition from various organizations, including the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, Chlotrudis Awards, Austin Film Critics Association, Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, and Toronto Film Critics Association Awards. Michael Shannon's performance in "99 Homes" earned him awards, including a Chlotrudis Award, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, and San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also received a Jury Prize-Main Program for Best Actor at the FEST International Film Festival.

What made Michael Shannon famous?

American actor Michael Shannon became best known for his riveting performances in films like "The Shape of Water" (2017), "Take Shelter" (2011), "99 Homes" (2014), and "Revolutionary Road" (2008), the latter earning Shannon his first Oscar nod.

Who is Michael Shannon married to?

Shannon married actress Kate Arrington in 2018 with whom he has two daughters.

Which movies has Michael Shannon acted in ?

Shannon has been in films like "Pearl Harbor" (2001), "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007)" (2018), and "Nine Perfect Strangers" (2021).