Michael Shannon Net Worth 2023: Bio, Age, Wiki, Wife, Income (Updated)

What Is Michael Shannon’s Net Worth? (Recent Reports)

Net Worth $8 million
BornAugust 7, 1974
Age48 years old
BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky, United States 
OccupationActor, Producer, Musician, Director
Last updated2023

Michael Shannon is an actor, producer, musician, and director from the United States. As of 2023, Shannon’s net worth is approximately $8 million

His role as Nelson Van Alden in the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire (2010) is pretty famous. 

He has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and nominations for two Academy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.

His first role that caught viewers’ attention was in the 2002 movie 8 Mile. Another notable appearance by him was as Walt Thrombey in Rian Johnson’s mystery drama film Knives Out


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Michael Shannon Biography/Wikipedia/Wiki

Real NameMichael Corbett Shannon
Date of Birth August 7, 1974
Age48 years old
Gender Male
Horoscope Leo
ReligionNot Known 
Height 6 feet 3 inches
Weight 86 kg
Marital StatusMarried
WifeKate Arrington
Net worth $8 million
ProfessionActor, Producer, Musician, Director

How Was Michael Shannon’s Early Life And Education?

Michael Shannon was born in Lexington, Kentucky on August 7, 1974.

His father Donald Sutherlin Shannon was an accounting professor at DePaul University, and his mother Geraldine Hine was a lawyer.

Due to his parent’s divorce, he went to two different high schools, New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Illinois for two years. 

Then, he went to Kentucky for his junior year and finally returned to Chicago where he attended Evanston Township High School before he dropped out in the last semester. 

How Did Michael Shannon Start His Career?

Shannon’s first appearance was as a troubled teenager in the music video for the Every Mother’s Nightmare song House of Pain

Shannon later became a stage actor and eventually started his acting career with the movie film Groundhog Day in 1993.

In the 2000’s he was very active and could be seen in the movies Bad Boys II, playing a major role in Grand Theft Parsons, and Let’s Go to Prison among others.

In shows, he could be seen working in Sarah Kane’s Woyzeck.

He also did a minor role in the romance film Revolutionary Road starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

In November 2010 he starred in the play Mistakes Were Made at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City

In 2011, Shannon starred in the drama movie Take Shelter which also earned him a Saturn Award, and in the following year, he played a corrupt cop in the film Premium Rush

In 2013, he starred as legendary mob hitman Richard Kuklinski in The Iceman as well as the main antagonist General Zod, in Zack Snyder’s film Man of Steel

He had a role in the fantasy film The Shape of Water in 2013 and played the lead role as Gary Noesner in Waco(2018).

He also played Walt Thrombey in Rian Johnson’s mystery movie Knives Out which was released in 2019.

He would be appearing as General Zod again in the upcoming Flash film. 

Personal life 

After dating for a long period of 16 years, he tied the knot with Kate Arrington in 2018.

They have two daughters Sylvie and Marion, and the four of them live in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

How Does Michael Shannon Make Money?

The major sources through which he makes money are

  • Earnings from acting in movies and shows 
  • Earnings from directing and producing films and shows 
  • Earnings from working as a musician 

Michael Shannon’s Quotes

“Everybody’s constantly being destroyed and rebuilding themselves, some more drastically than others”

Michael Shannon

“That’s one of the great things about acting – you get to pretend you’re somebody else, which is great if you get bored with yourself.”

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon’s Career Highlights

  • Academy Award in 2008 for Best Supporting Actor for Revolutionary Road
  • Academy Award in 2016 for Best Supporting Actor for Nocturnal Animals 
  • He won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in Boardwalk Empire

Michael Shannon’s Social Media Handles

  • Facebook 
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

Success Lesson From Michael Shannon

  • Never give up.


Michael Shannon is an actor, producer, musician, and director from the United States. 

From comedies to thrillers, he has such versatility which has no doubt led to so many awards and nominations to his name.

He regards acting as an art and when he plays a character, it is clear to all watchers that he’s totally in the moment and that is what produces such excellent results! 

As per recent updates, the net worth of Michael Shannon is $8 million…!


Frequently Asked Questions 

Here are a few questions that are asked time and time again about Michael Shannon‘s career, family, early life… 

What is Michael Shannon’s date of birth? 

Michael Shannon was born on August 7, 1974, which makes him 48 years old. 

What role does Michael Shannon play in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire? 

Michael Shannon portrays Nelson Van Alden in HBO’s drama series Boardwalk Empire. 

Is Michael Shannon married? 

Michael Shannon is married to Kate Arrington since the year 2018. They have two daughters Sylvie and Marion born in 2008 and 2011 respectively. 

What educational qualifications does Michael Shannon have? 

Michael Shannon did not go to university. For high school, he went to Evanston Township High School for hai senior year but dropped out after one semester. 

Where is Michael Shannon from?

He is from Kentucky, US.

(P.S. Shannon’s net worth given in this article has been sourced from various locations and is an approximate value.) 

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