Caption: Michael Shannon at event of Freeheld (2015)
Born: August 7, 1974
Star sign: Leo
Height: 6' 3½" (1.92 m)
Known for: Man of Steel (2013), Take Shelter (2011), Boardwalk Empire (2010), The Iceman (2012)
Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the ...