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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
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Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Nominees Alan Arkin, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and John Goodman will be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

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Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

Washington, Affleck, De Niro join SAG presenter list

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Robert De Niro, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts are to be presenters at Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.
Kidman, Daniels to present SAG Awards

Kidman, Daniels to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Busy Philipps have joined the lineup of presenters for Hollywood's SAG Awards ceremony.
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'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.
'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" were nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in Los Angeles Thursday.
'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild nominated "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" for its Best Ensemble in a Drama prize.
Aaron Sorkin defends 'Newsroom'

Aaron Sorkin defends 'Newsroom'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. writer-producer Aaron Sorkin says he is aware of the negative critical response to "The Newsroom," but is confident his series is on the right track.
'Looper' to open Toronto film fest

'Looper' to open Toronto film fest

TORONTO, July 25 (UPI) -- Rian Johnson's futuristic thriller "Looper," starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has been selected to open the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, organizers announced.
New 'Newsroom' writers set for Season 2

New 'Newsroom' writers set for Season 2

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- HBO has confirmed new writers are being hired for the second season of Aaron Sorkin's U.S. television drama "Newsroom."
HBO renews 'Newsroom,' 'True Blood'

HBO renews 'Newsroom,' 'True Blood'

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network HBO announced it has ordered additional seasons of "The Newsroom" and "True Blood."
Carrey drops out of 'Dumber' sequel

Carrey drops out of 'Dumber' sequel

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Jim Carrey's publicist says the actor will not co-star with Jeff Daniels in a planned sequel to their 1994 Hollywood comedy, "Dumb and Dumber."
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Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels poses for pictures at the special screening of TNT's "The Goodbye Girl" at Cinema 1 in New York on January 12, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and playwright. He founded a non-profit theatre company, the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in his home state of Michigan. He has performed in a number of stage productions, both on and off Broadway. He has been nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actor for the Broadway play God of Carnage (2009), along with his other three cast-mates.

He has had a thriving film career, from his debut in 1981 in Ragtime, through State of Play in 2009. For his film work, he has received three Golden Globe Award nominations, including as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) (hence the name of his theatre company). He has also received nominations by the Screen Actors Guild, Satellite Awards, and several for his work in The Squid and the Whale (London Critics Circle Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Chlotrudis Awards and Gotham Awards).

Daniels was born in Athens, Georgia, and grew up in Chelsea, Michigan, where his father, Robert Lee Daniels, still owns the local lumber yard. He was raised Methodist. Daniels attended Central Michigan University and participated in their theater program. In the Summer of 1976, he attended the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) drama school to participate in a special Bi-Centenniel Repertory programme where he performed in Hot L Baltimore and three other plays performed in repertoire. Marshall Mason was the guest director at EMU and he invited Jeff to come to New York to work at the Circle Repertory Theatre where he performed in The Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson in the 1977-1978 season. He also performed in New York in The Shortchanged Review (1979) at Second Stage Theatre. It was the first show of the inaugural season for Second Stage Theatre.

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