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Richard Jenkins | Biography

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Richard Jenkins's facts

Date of Birth 1947-05-04
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to Sharon R. Friedrick
Married on August 23, 1969
Children son Andrew Richard and daughter Sarah Pamela
Education at Illinois Wesleyan University
Net Worth(s) $8 million
Name on Birth Richard Dale Jenkins
Divorce No
Place of Birth DeKalb, Illinois

One of the renowned stars of American movie and television world, “Richard Jenkins” was born on May 4, 1947 in DeKalb, Illinois. Jenkins is best known for his leading roles in the movies like ‘The Visitor’ and ‘The Cabin in the Woods’. He was born to a dentist, Dale Stevens Jenkins. Despite of not having any acting background, he decided to make his career in acting. Regarding his educational information, he completed his high school education from attending ‘DeKalb High School’ and later completed graduation in drama from ‘Illinois Wesleyan University’. While studying at Illinois Wesleyan, he became a member of a social fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta.

Talking about his career expedition as an actor, Jenkins started his acting career from performing a ‘Trinity Repertory Company’ based in Providence, Rhode Island. In the year 1974, he made his acting debut with the television movie ‘Feasting with Panthers’. Prior to making debut in the movie world, he worked as artistic director of Trinity’s resident acting company from the year 1990 to 1994. After putting his first step into entertainment world, he appeared in 1986 movie ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’. His performance received positive response from the audiences. After a year, he was casted in the movie titled ‘The Witches of Eastwick’. Later he appeared in the several movies like ‘Sea of Love’, ‘How to Make an American Quilt’ and ‘Snow Falling On Cedars’. His earlier movies during the period of 1980s and 1990s helped him to gain recognition in the movie world. In the year 2000, he became a part of movie ‘Me, Myself, & Irene’. His other noticeable roles came in the movies ‘Say It Isn’t So’, ‘Hall Pass’, ‘Three Stooges’, ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’, Intolerable Cruelty’, ‘Burn After Reading’, ‘The Kingdom’ and ‘Step Brothers’. In 2008, he claimed to prominence with performing as a lead actor in the movie titled ‘The Visitor’. For his phenomenal performance, he even earned nomination for ‘Independent Spirit Award’ and ‘Academy Award for Best Actor’. His recent appearance in the movie was seen in the movie ‘Lullaby’. Besides gaining huge recognition and appreciation for his exceptional performance in big movies, he also became successful to gain same success from the small screen. He became one of popular stars of television world with appearing as Nathaniel Fisher in HBO drama series ‘Six Feet Under’.  For his immense contribution towards acting world, he was honored with the ‘Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement’ from the Trinity Repertory Company.

Let’s throw some light to his personal life biography the talented actor is a married man. He got married to the beautiful lady named ‘Sharon R. Friedrick’ on August 23, 1969. From being in a marital relation with his wife, he is blessed with two children named Andrew Richard and Sarah Pamela. It has been forty five years of their marriage and still there is no news of their divorce. It seems that the couple is having great time with each other. Currently, he is living blissful life with his family residing in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Richard Jenkins is undoubtedly a god gifted actor. With his magical performance he has grabbed incredible achievement in the American entertainment world. Even reaching at the age of 67, he has not lost charm on his face. He seems to have same energy and passion for acting as he used to have in his young days. The dashing has worked really hard to reach at the place where he is standing today. At the start of 2014, he has accumulated total net worth amount of $8 million. More information about this exceptionally talented actor can be gathered from the wiki and other internet sites. He can also be followed on his twitter account @RichardJenkins for his recent news and upcoming movie projects.