Daniel Day-Lewis Biography

Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. Born and raised in London, he is the son of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon. Despite his traditional actor training at the Bristol Old Vic, he is considered to be a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. He often remains completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedules of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is known as being one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1998, with as many as five years between roles.

Day-Lewis is one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation and has earned numerous awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Actor, for his portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot, Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood, and Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, a feat that makes him the only male actor in history to garner three wins in the lead actor category, and one of only three male actors to win three Oscars. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Daniel Day-Lewis
Nationality:
Republic of Ireland
Profession:
Actor
Ethnicity:
Jewish people, Black Irish, Irish people in Great Br
Date of Birth:
April 29, 1957 (61)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Marriages
  • 1996-11-13
    "A Room With A View" actor Daniel Day-Lewis (39) weds "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" screenwriter Rebecca Miller (34) in Vermont
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