Kevin Spacey

Actor + Director + Producer + Screenwriter
Born Jul 26, 1959

Kevin Spacey, CBE is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer. He grew up in California, and began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s, culminating in his first Academy Award for The Usual Suspects (Best Supporting Actor), followed by a Best Actor Academy Award win for American Beauty (1999).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kevin Spacey.


1959 Birth Born on July 26, 1959.


1977 17 Years Old He attended Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School (in tenth and eleventh grades), and then Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California where he graduated co-valedictorian (with Mare Winningham) of his class in 1977. … Read More


1981 21 Years Old Spacey's first professional stage appearance was as a spear carrier in a New York Shakespeare Festival performance of Henry VI, Part 1 in 1981. … Read More
1984 24 Years Old In 1984, he appeared in a production of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, in which he rotated through each of the male parts (he would later play Mickey in the film version). … Read More
1986 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, he appeared in a production of Sleuth in a New Jersey dinner theatre.


1991 31 Years Old In 1991, he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Uncle Louie in Neil Simon's Broadway hit Lost in Yonkers. … Read More
1995 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Spacey appeared in the 1995 thriller film Seven, making a sudden entrance late in the film as the serial killer John Doe after going unmentioned in the film's advertisements and opening credits.
1997 37 Years Old Spacey played an egomaniacal district attorney in A Time to Kill (1996), and founded Trigger Street Productions in 1997, with the purpose of producing and developing entertainment across various media. … Read More
Spacey won universal praise and a Best Actor Oscar for his role as a depressed suburban father who re-evaluates his life in 1999's American Beauty; the same year, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


2001 41 Years Old In 2001, Spacey co-hosted, with Judi Dench, the Unite for the Future Gala, a UK fundraiser for the British victims of 9/11 and Médecins Sans Frontières at London's Old Vic Theatre, produced by Harvey Goldsmith and Dominic Madden. … Read More
2003 43 Years Old In February 2003, Spacey announced that he was returning to London to become the artistic director of the Old Vic, one of the city's oldest theatres. … Read More
2004 44 Years Old Spacey's first season started in September 2004, and opened with the British premiere of the play Cloaca by Maria Goos, directed by Spacey, which opened to mixed reviews.
2005 45 Years Old In the 2005 season, Spacey made his UK Shakespearean debut, to good notices, in the title role of Richard II directed by Trevor Nunn.
In mid-2006, Spacey said that he was having the time of his life working at the Old Vic; at that point in his career, he said, he was "trying to do things now that are much bigger and outside himself". … Read More
2007 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2007, Spacey met Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. … Read More


On March 18, 2011, it was announced that Spacey was cast as Frank Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards.
He remarked in 2013: "I think people just like me evil for some reason. … Read More
2014 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Spacey portrayed founder and president of the private military corporation Atlas Corporation, Jonathan Irons, in the 2014 video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare through motion capture.
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