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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
By United Press International

Irish Wolfhound lands 'Winn-Dixie' role

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A new musical based on Kate DiCamillo's popular children's book "Because of Winn-Dixie" is headed to Broadway with a real dog set to play the lead.
Original 'Carnage' cast to reunite in LA

Original 'Carnage' cast to reunite in LA

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden, the original Broadway cast of "God of Carnage," will reunite in Los Angeles for six weeks.
Daniels salutes Michigan musicians

Daniels salutes Michigan musicians

CHELSEA, Mich., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and entertainer Jeff Daniels says he will once again serve as host and perform at a concert celebrating Michigan's homegrown musicians.
'God of Carnage' wrapping up B'way run

'God of Carnage' wrapping up B'way run

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "God of Carnage" is to end its run in June, the stage comedy's producers said.
B'way's 'Carnage' to mark 400th show

B'way's 'Carnage' to mark 400th show

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- The Tony Award-winning comedy "God of Carnage" is to mark its 400th performance on Broadway, the play's producers said.
Daniels bringing back Michigan concert

Daniels bringing back Michigan concert

CHELSEA, Mich., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels has announced he will again serve as host and perform at a concert celebrating unique Michigan music and homegrown musicians.
Smits to star in 'God of Carnage'

Smits to star in 'God of Carnage'

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Jimmy Smits and Annie Potts have signed on to co-star in the Broadway play "God of Carnage," show representatives said Thursday.

Protest mars screening of Kadeer film

MELBOURNE, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A festival screening in Australia of a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer reportedly was the target of a protest by pro-Uighur demonstrators.
'Carnage' stars extend their B'way run

'Carnage' stars extend their B'way run

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden have agreed to extend their runs in the Broadway play "God of Carnage," producers said.
Tony Awards show to air in hi-def

Tony Awards show to air in hi-def

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- The 63rd annual Tony Awards show is to be broadcast live from New York for the first time in high definition television, CBS said Tuesday.
Gandolfini, Fonda up for Tony Awards

Gandolfini, Fonda up for Tony Awards

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels, Jane Fonda, Marcia Gay Harden and Janet McTeer were among Broadway stars nominated for Tony Awards in New York Tuesday.
Jon Hamm joins 'Howl' cast

Jon Hamm joins 'Howl' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Hamm is set to play defense attorney Jake Ehrlich in the upcoming film "Howl," Variety.com said.

River Rats team bus crashes, three hurt

PITTSFIELD, Mass., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The team bus for the Albany River Rats professional ice hockey team crashed Thursday in Massachusetts, leaving three people injured, state police say.
Gandolfini to star in 'Carnage' on B'way

Gandolfini to star in 'Carnage' on B'way

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden have signed on to star in Yasmina Reza's new play "God of Carnage" on Broadway.
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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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