Franklin Shea Whigham is an American actor who has been known as Shea Whigham. Franklin has been known to be for his outstanding characters as like former sheriff Elias “Eli” Thompson on the acclaimed HBO drama series Broadwalk Empire. Beside that he has also successfully played the role of Reverend Theriot on HBO’s True Detective. Apart from his many outstanding and noticeable roles on films, he has also appeared in further films as like All the Real Girls, Pride and Glory, Fast and Furious and non other than Silver Linings Playbook.

Talking about his life before he was known as a film actor, Shea was born on January 5th, 1969 in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. as the son of attorney Frank and school Librarian Beth. His parents stayed in Tallahassee till he was 5 years old. After that they moved to Lake Mary, Florida. There he got chance to attend Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. Later he got transferred to the State University of New York at Purchase, New York. In the following college he used to be a part of a small acting program along with other 31 students of same college and also a graduating class of other 8 seniors. After he was graduated from his college, he co-founded New York City theatre troupe called The Rorschach Group along with his college roommated Kirk Acevedo. He had met Kirk when he was student at State University. Both of them acted as an actor and artistic director for successful 3 years.

Although he had been part of acting via small college level theatre dramas, but his actual break had proved to be from his role in one 1997 episode of the television series Ghost Stories. It was just before he got another starring role in the 2000 film Submerged, R.U.S./H. and and Paradise. Beside that he has also appeared in the Japanese film Out of This World, the drama television series Medical Investigation, and the films Water, Man of the House, Faith of My Fathers, Lords of Dogtown, Psychic Driving, and South of Heaven.

Additionally Whigham has also appeared in Pride and Glory and has also co-starred in the Horror film called Splinter, the thriller Creek, and the science fiction film Radio Free Albemuth. He had a regular role on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire as Elias "Eli" Thompson, sheriff of Atlantic City, New Jersey. In 2014, he appeared in the HBO series True Detective as disillusioned former minister Joel Theriot.

Now turning back to his personal profile, he is 45 years old man with praising potential on the matter of acting skills. He has been regarded as one of the most dedicative actors of Hollywood film industry and as a result he has been collecting huge mass of fans and followers from all over of the world. Despite of being very popular actor of his time, much information about his personal life has been missing from his side. Although he is 45 years old man and has spent much time in acting but still his fans has to make extra effort to know about him in detail. There is no any information about his relationship status till the end. The reason behind it may be some personal.

Apart from his acting career, he has been connected to many social media to be in touch with his fans and followers. He is one of those who appreciates his fans and followers with all hearts and let their feedbacks make positive impact on his acting potential. Hence anyone curious towards his personal life can get in touch with him via those sites and get to know him in more details.