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2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) --The 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony has begun in Los Angeles with comedian Seth Meyers serving as host of the American television industry's biggest night.
Karen Butler
Mississippi woman says her son set a cross on fire at her house

Mississippi woman says her son set a cross on fire at her house

RALEIGH, Miss., Aug. 19 (UPI) --A Mississippi woman says her son set a cross on fire at her home because he was angry that her boyfriend's mixed-race grandchildren stayed with them.
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'Dumb and Dumber To' releases 'Lucy' inspired posters

'Dumb and Dumber To' releases 'Lucy' inspired posters

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels star as Scarlett Johanson's character Lucy in the new promotional posters for the upcoming comedy "Dumb and Dumber To."
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'Dumb and Dumber To' releases first trailer

'Dumb and Dumber To' releases first trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) --Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey return as Harry and Lloyd in the first "Dumb and Dumber To" trailer that finds the duo on a quest to find Harry's daughter.
Annie Martin
'Dumb and Dumber To' teaser posters released

'Dumb and Dumber To' teaser posters released

March 22 (UPI) -- Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels release 'Dumb and Dumber To' teaser posters on Twitter.
Danielle Haynes

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
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'Newsroom' to wrap up after three seasons

'Newsroom' to wrap up after three seasons

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- HBO says it has renewed "The Newsroom," its New York-set valentine to cable television journalism, for a third and final season.
Olivia Munn is 'a perfect cast member,' Sorkin says

Olivia Munn is 'a perfect cast member,' Sorkin says

Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin has dismissed a report claiming some serious tension on the set of The Newsroom between himself and star Olivia Munn.
Gabrielle Levy
'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for Best Drama Ensemble by Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild.
Universal offers glimpse of 'Dumb and Dumber To'

Universal offers glimpse of 'Dumb and Dumber To'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Production has begun on "Dumb and Dumber To," the big-screen sequel starring Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey, Hollywood's Universal Pictures said Tuesday.
Ellen Pompeo criticizes Emmys for lack of diversity

Ellen Pompeo criticizes Emmys for lack of diversity

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo told USA Today she was disappointed by what she called a lack of diversity at Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast.
Jon Hamm to have polyp removed from vocal cord

Jon Hamm to have polyp removed from vocal cord

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Hamm is to undergo surgery to remove a polyp from his vocal cords, Gossip Cop reported Monday.
Jeff Daniels, Anna Gunn, Bobby Cannavale win Emmys for Drama

Jeff Daniels, Anna Gunn, Bobby Cannavale win Emmys for Drama

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama in Los Angeles Sunday for his portrayal of a veteran broadcast journalist in "The Newsroom."
Jeff Daniels says 'The Newsroom' has been renewed

Jeff Daniels says 'The Newsroom' has been renewed

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- HBO has renewed "The Newsroom" for a third season, the U.S. drama series' star, Jeff Daniels, announced via Twitter.
'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards' up for Emmy Awards

'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards' up for Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "House of Cards" and "Mad Men" were nominated for the Best Drama Emmy in Los Angeles Thursday.
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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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