Kevin Spacey biography
Kevin Spacey was born on July 26, 1959, in South Orange, New Jersey. The '90s films The Usual Suspects (1995) and Se7en (1995) catapulted Spacey into international stardom. Later films include LA Confidential, American Beauty and The Shipping News. In 2004, he starred as singer Bobby Darin in Beyond the Sea. In addition to film acting, Spacey has earned acclaim for his work as a film producer, director and writer, and is a well-respected theater actor.
Early Life and Career
Famed flm and theater actor Kevin Spacey was born in South Orange, New Jersey, on July 26, 1959, and later studied drama at the Juilliard School in New York City for two years. After various roles on stage and in television in the United States, Spacey moved to the big screen, with early film credits including Working Girl (1988), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).
In the mid-1990s, Spacey was catapulted into international stardom with lead performances in the hit movies The Usual Suspects and Se7en (both released in 1995). Later films include L.A. Confidential (1997), American Beauty (1999, Academy Award), The Shipping News (2001) and The Life of David Gale (2002).
In 2004, Spacey starred as singer Bobby Darin in Beyond the Sea, which he also produced, directed and co-wrote. Two years later, he played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns (2006) alongside Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Frank Langella and others among Hollywood's elite.
In addition to his film work, Spacey is a well-respected theater actor in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Notable stage credits include Lost in Yonkers (1991) and The Iceman Cometh (1998).
In 2003, Spacey was appointed artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre in London, England. He later starred in the company's productions of The Philadelphia Story (2005) and A Moon for the Misbegotten (2006).