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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey


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Birth Name :

Kevin Spacey Fowler

Birth Date :

July 26, 1959

Birth Place :

South Orange, New Jersey, USA

Claim to fame :

As Roger 'Verbal' Kint in "The Usual Suspect" (1995)


Highly lauded for his formidable acting talent coupled with the outstanding skills in carrying the complex characters he has finely displayed throughout his prolific career, Kevin Spacey Fowler certainly stands out among other Hollywood actors of his generation to become one of the most substantial thespians in the history of American film-making. The youngest of three children, he was born on July 26, 1959 in South Orange, New Jersey to Kathleen Spacey and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler whose irregular job as a technical writer often forced the family to move from one place to another before finally settled in Southern California by 1963. Spending his early life rather problematic there, he thus was sent away to the state's Northridge Military Academy but soon found himself being expelled to later attend Chatsworth High School where the troublesome youngster was persuaded to channel his misspent energy into acting by a guidance counselor.

Already planted an interest in entertainment industry from the moment he sneaked downstairs at night to watch late shows on TV during his childhood, Kevin subsequently heeded the suggestion and began to hone his skills persistently during his study at the school, even taking the male lead in its stage production of "The Sound of Music" opposite Mare Winningham by his senior year. Though so, his attention at that time was rather focused on comedy for he was often spotted doing some celebrity impersonations which then prompted him to audition for a slot in "The Gong Show" following his graduation in 1977. It was only when the teen did not make it that he eventually returned to drama upon entering Juilliard School after briefly enrolled in Los Angeles Valley College, thanks to the advice of his Chatsworth classmate, Val Kilmer.

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Kevin Spacey and Viola Davis Among Full TV Winners at 2015 SAG Awards

January 26, 2015 03:52:06 GMT

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards has been wrapped up and "" came out as a big winner in TV field. The Netflix hit series took home the first award presented at the Sunday, January 25 event, which was Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

Golden Globes 2015: 'The Affair' Is Best TV Drama, Kevin Spacey Is Best Drama Series Actor

January 12, 2015 03:24:47 GMT

"" took home one of the coveted prizes at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Showtime's rookie was dubbed Best Television Series - Drama, beating out other acclaimed series namely "", "", "" and "".

Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey Tapped for 'Elvis and Nixon'

November 06, 2014 04:27:03 GMT

"" has found two of its leading actors. ("") is set to play the late King of Rock & Roll , while ("") is booked to portray former President of the United States, Richard Nixon.

Video: Kevin Spacey Nails Celebrity Impressions on 'Tonight Show'

November 03, 2014 06:41:29 GMT

Academy Award-winning actor showed his other skill on "". Appearing as a guest in the Friday, October 31 episode of the talk show, he and played "Wheel of Impressions" where they took turn doing randomly selected impressions of celebrities talking about Halloween topics.

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey to Voice 'Boss Baby' for DreamWorks

October 01, 2014 07:49:10 GMT

and are tapped to lend their voice to key characters in DreamWorks' animated comedy "". The film revolves around a seven-year-old boy who is jealous of his fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby brother (Baldwin).

Kevin Spacey's Stalker Sentenced to Over Four Years in Prison

September 19, 2014 05:45:06 GMT

's stalker named Linda Louise Culkin has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. Judge in U.S. District Court in Boston ordered Linda to pay Kevin $124,000 in compensation for bodyguards whom he hired during the two years she threatened him.

Video: Kevin Spacey's 'House of Cards' Character Frank Underwood Prank Calls Hillary Clinton

August 16, 2014 05:29:25 GMT

"" teams up with the Clinton Foundation for a parody video to urge people to wish former president Bill Clinton a happy birthday. Slipping into character, appears as Frank Underwood who prank calls Hillary Clinton by imitating Mr. Clinton's voice.

First Trailer of 'Horrible Bosses 2' Continues the Funny

July 02, 2014 00:42:59 GMT

The new teaser trailer of "" sees the familiar faces returning to the sequel. , and are now trying to step up the game by launching their own business but a slick investor ruins their plan.

Kevin Spacey Yelled at Audience on His Show Because of Phone Ringing

June 06, 2014 04:55:38 GMT

could not hold his anger as an audience member's phone was ringing loudly during the opening night of his monologue show "Clarence Darrow" in London's Old Vic theater. The play was perfomed to celebrate his last work as an artistic director of the theater at the end of his ten-year working dedication.

Kevin Spacey Is Power Hungry in 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Trailer

May 03, 2014 05:44:27 GMT

plays the villain in Activision's upcoming video game "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare". The "" actor plays the menacing leader of a rogue military corporation, expressing his strong opposition to democracy and lashing out at government.

Kerry Washington, Kevin Spacey, Bill Hader and More React to Their Emmy Nominations

July 19, 2013 06:01:51 GMT

As and announced the nominations for the upcoming 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, some TV stars woke up to good news of them getting a nod. Among them who started their day with such thing to celebrate were , and .

Adam Lambert Donates 31st Birthday to Charity

January 28, 2013 09:24:10 GMT

"" season eight runner-up is using his upcoming birthday for a special cause. The singer has donated his 31st birthday to the We Are Family Foundation, calling on his fans to give $31 to the organization that promotes cultural diversity worldwide.

Jennifer Lawrence's Alleged Wardrobe Malfunction at SAG Awards Explained

January 28, 2013 08:51:36 GMT

A major wardrobe malfunction at a big event always becomes big news and that was the case when attended the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Walking up to the stage to accept her trophy for Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role, the young star was believed to be ripping off her long Christian Dior gown.

Shakira Leaves Hospital After Giving Birth Reportedly Through C-Section

January 28, 2013 08:46:00 GMT

After giving birth around five days ago, new parents and Gerard Pique were spotted on Sunday, January 27 leaving the Barcelona hospital where the Colombian singer/dancer gave birth to their son. Named Milan, the newborn baby is Shakira's first son with her fiance, Spanish soccer superstar Pique.

Kim Kardashian Steals Her Sister's Breast Milk to Treat Psoriasis

January 28, 2013 08:18:56 GMT

is a breast milk thief. The pregnant girlfriend of arranged a conspiration with her partner-in-crime Jonathan Cheban to steal her sister 's breast milk in order to cure her psoriasis.

Kate Mara Seduces Kevin Spacey in New 'House of Cards' Trailer

January 28, 2013 08:09:03 GMT

Hyping up the upcoming premiere of "", Netfllix offers a glimpse into the new series by releasing a trailer. It gives a look at the intriguing life of a ruthless politician, Representative Frank Underwood, who crosses path with a young female reporter, Zoe Barnes.

Video Premiere: Taking Back Sunday's 'Faith'

July 07, 2011 08:49:59 GMT

have just debuted a music video in support of their latest single "Faith (When I Let You Down)". The clip follows a "cat man" tasting an overnight fame via self-made YouTube video and appearing on an "Eileen Show". He then tries out a bunch of auditions for a role in the big screen only to end up landing a role in a porn flick.

'Horrible Bosses' Character Trailer: Kevin Spacey Is a Psycho

July 07, 2011 08:43:19 GMT

Another character from "" is introduced through a brand new character trailer. After 's sex-crazed dentist character got the spotlight in a previous promo, 's character Dave Harken becomes the center of attention in this fresh video that describes him as a "slave-driving psycho" and the "s**ttiest boss ever".

Julie Walters, Kevin Spacey Pay Tribute to Pete Postlethwaite

January 04, 2011 09:21:03 GMT

The celebrity tributes to Pete Postlethwaite are continuing to pour in - his ex-girlfriend as well as actors and , have all made dedications to the late star. The Oscar-nominated actor passed away at a hospital in Shropshire, England on Sunday, January 2 after a lengthy illness and Hollywood has been left in mourning.

Sienna Miller Pulled Out of Kevin Spacey's Theater Show

November 22, 2010 03:25:02 GMT

Actress has bowed out of 's annual theater extravaganza in London due to a scheduling conflict. The "" star was due to participate in Spacey's 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala at the Old Vic theatre on Sunday, November 21 but she has axed her appearance to film a movie.

Kevin Spacey Received CBE Title From the Queen

November 04, 2010 03:49:25 GMT

has been made an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. The "American Beauty" star was awarded the honor on Wednesday, November 3 for his services to drama to mark his continued work to revive London's iconic theater, the Old Vic.

Director Sam Taylor-Wood Says It Was Aaron Johnson Who Wanted to Start a Family

November 03, 2010 04:32:45 GMT

British director Sam Taylor-Wood has refuted allegations she pressured her 20-year-old fiance into starting a family, insisting it was the teenager who suggested cementing their relationship with a baby. The couple met on the set of Taylor-Wood's movie "", when the "" star was just a teenager. They grew close during filming and began dating shortly after the shoot wrapped in 2009.

Demi Lovato Wins at Teen Icon Awards

November 03, 2010 04:29:11 GMT

has been given a boost after checking into rehab to deal with personal issues - teenage fans have voted her the Iconic Triple Threat of 2010. The multi-talented "" star saw off competition from to take the title in recognition of her talents in acting, singing and dancing as part of J-14 Magazine's Teen Icon Awards.

Charlie Sheen Is Reportedly Wanted for 'Expendables 2'

November 03, 2010 04:28:04 GMT

has been handed a lifeline by pal as he battles legal woes and his divorce - the chance to revive his movie career. Stallone reportedly wants Sheen to play a C.I.A. agent chasing ' slippery crime lord character in "" sequel.

Damon Albarn Compares Talent Shows to Animal Slaughters

November 02, 2010 09:34:40 GMT

Damon Albarn hates watching reality TV competitions such as "" and "" - likening the contestants' audition process to animal slaughter. The frontman has followed in the footsteps of Sir and New Order's Bernard Sumner to take aim at 's talent shows, insisting talented young wannabes who participate are "sanitised" by producers and stripped of their originality.

David Gilmour Slams Current Chart Toppers

November 02, 2010 09:29:03 GMT

legend is unimpressed with the state of the music industry, insisting modern singers fail to measure up to his icons and . Guitarist Gilmour hates hearing the current crop of chart-toppers on the radio, and would much rather listen to tracks from his own era.

Sienna Miller and Kelly Brook to Join Kevin Spacey's Theater Extravaganza

November 02, 2010 09:28:34 GMT

British actresses and are set to star in 's annual theater extravaganza in London's West End. The "" star and busty beauty Brook will tackle Spacey's 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala at the British capital's Old Vic theater, where he serves as artistic director.

Kevin Spacey to Reunite With Sam Mendes in Shakespeare Play

August 27, 2010 04:48:59 GMT

is reuniting with the director who helped him win an Academy Award in a new transatlantic theater project. The actor will star as Shakespeare's Richard III in a production due to open in New York and close in London, directed by Sam Mendes.

Kevin Spacey Crashed Paul McCartney's Performance

July 03, 2010 03:56:50 GMT

's dream of singing with a Beatle came true on Thursday, July 1 night when he took to the stage with Sir at a charity concert in London. The Hollywood actor persuaded the music legend to perform a one-off show to raise money for his Old Vic theater company, which is in need of a new roof at its London venue.

Kevin Spacey Auctioned Himself for Charity

June 07, 2010 09:17:13 GMT

helped raise $2.5 million for good causes over the weekend by offering up a lunch date for a charity auction in London. The "Usual Suspects" star offered an afternoon of his company to raise funds at the star-studded event, held in memory of former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev's late wife Raisa, who died of leukaemia in 1999.

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