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Shea Whigham

Highest Rated:   93% American Hustle (2013)
Lowest Rated:   0% Term Life (2016)
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An athletic, all-American actor whose remarkable audition opposite Colin Farrell led director Joel Schumacher to cast him in his 2000 war drama Tigerland on the spot, Shea Whigham may not be a household name, but with impressive performances in such subsequent features as All the Real Girls and Out of This World, he's certainly become a talent to watch for. Born the son of former Florida State University quarterback Frank Whigham, the young athlete excelled at tennis and soccer in his early years, eventually entering college on a tennis scholarship. It was during his higher education that Whigham discovered a passion for acting, and soon thereafter, the aspiring thespian was accepted into New York's prestigious S.U.N.Y. Purchase Conservatory. A friendship with roommate Kirk Acevedo led the burgeoning actors to co-found the New York-based theater troupe The Rorschach Group, following graduation, with Whigham serving double duty as both performer and artistic director at the downtown Manhattan theater company for three years. After making an impression on audiences with his performance in Tigerland, Whigham went on to appear opposite Sam Neill in the made-for-television nautical drama Submerged, and in the next few years he would continue to gain onscreen momentum by turning in impressive performances in such efforts as All the Real Girls. If the majority of his post-Tigerland roles didn't offer quite the exposure of his impressive debut, appearances in such high-profile Hollywood efforts as Cheer Up and The Lords of Dogtown showed that Whigham was ready and willing to work his way back into the spotlight. He followed through on his potential with a string of mostly indie films including Wristcutters: A Love Story, Splinter, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, and Machete. He was cast as the corrupt police officer brother of the scheming prohibition-era gangster Nucky Thompson in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and he would co-star in Take Shelter with his Boardwalk castmate Michael Shannon. In 2012 Wigham could be seen on the big screen in three big projects, Big Miracle, Oliver Stone's drug drama Savages, and David O Russell's crowd-pleaser Silver Linings Playbook.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Death Note
  • James Turner
2017
84% Star Trek Beyond
  • Teenaxi Leader
$158.9M 2016
0% Term Life
  • Matty Miller
$13.5k 2016
46% Knight of Cups
  • Jim
$0.4M 2016
17% A Country Called Home
  • Cole
2016
79% Cop Car
  • Man
$0.2M 2015
35% Lila & Eve
  • Detective Holliston
$22.3k 2015
90% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest
  • Actor
2015
36% Radio Free Albemuth
  • Philip K. Dick
$0.2M 2014
59% Non-Stop
  • Agent Marenick
$80.5M 2014
77% The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Captain Ted Beecham
$91.4M 2013
93% American Hustle
  • Carl Elway
$99.2M 2013
69% Fast & Furious 6
  • Stasiak
$238.8M 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project
  • Carl Elway
2013
92% Silver Linings Playbook
  • Jake
$132.1M 2012
65% This Must Be The Place
  • Ernie Ray
$0.2M 2012
51% Savages
  • Chad
$47.4M 2012
73% Big Miracle
  • SAR Pilot Conrad
$20.2M 2012
No Score Yet Catch .44
  • Billy
2011
92% Take Shelter
  • Dewart
$1.6M 2011
83% The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Corliss
$58M 2011
No Score Yet Spooner
  • Stan
2011
43% Barry Munday
  • Donald
2010
72% Machete
  • Sniper
$26.2M 2010
86% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
  • Justin
$1.7M 2009
43% Blood Creek
  • Luke
2009
28% Fast & Furious
  • Agent Ben Stasiak
$155.1M 2009
67% The Killing Room
  • Tony
2009
74% Splinter
  • Dennis
2008
35% Pride and Glory
  • Kenny Dugan
$15.8M 2008
No Score Yet South of Heaven
  • Mad Dog Mantee
2008
67% Wristcutters: A Love Story
  • Eugene
$0.3M 2007
58% First Snow
  • Vincent
$0.2M 2007
55% Lords of Dogtown
  • Dranke Landon
$11.1M 2005
No Score Yet Faith of My Fathers
  • Actor
2005
9% Man of the House
  • Ranger Holt
$19.2M 2005
71% All the Real Girls
  • Tip
2003
10% Bad Company
  • Actor
$30.2M 2002
76% Tigerland
  • Wilson
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% Fargo
2014
  • Moe Dammick
  • 2017
86% The Legend of Master Legend
2017
  • Actor
  • 2017
64% Vice Principals
2016
  • Ray
  • 2017
  • 2016
88% Marvel's Agent Carter
2015-2016
  • Roger Dooley
  • 2016
  • 2015
75% True Detective
2014-2015
  • Joel Theriot
  • 2014
91% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
  • Elias Thompson
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Jered Blunt
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Patrick Wilkes
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Tom Kardum
  • 2009
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Bobby
  • 2006

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