|Shea Whigham Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8½ in|
|Date of Birth||January 5, 1969|
Shea Whigham is an American actor who is best known for having been cast as Elias “Eli” Thompson in the HBO history crime drama series, Boardwalk Empire, from 2010 to 2014. He has also starred in a number of other shows and movies which include All the Real Girls, Lords of Dogtown, Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Killing Room, Fast & Furious, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, The Lincoln Lawyer, Silver Linings Playbook, Fast & Furious 6, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Star Trek Beyond, Lila & Eve, The Catcher Was a Spy, First Man, Faith of My Fathers, ER, Agent Carter, Vice Principals, Fargo, Homecoming, and Modern Love. Shea Whigham is also the proud father of Giorgia Whigham who has played the role of Kat in Netflix’s psychological teen drama series, 13 Reasons Why. Moreover, Whigham prefers to keep his personal life away from the public domain and is also inactive on social media.
Franklin Shea Whigham Jr.
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
He divides his time between his residences in –
- New York, United States
- Los Angeles, California, United States
Shea Whigham studied at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. Later, he got transferred to the State University of New York at Purchase, New York. While in university, he was a part of a small acting program with only 31 students.
Actor, Voice Actor
- Father – Frank Whigham (Attorney)
- Mother – Beth Whigham (Librarian)
- Siblings – Jack Whigham (Younger Brother)
Shea Whigham is represented by –
- Principal Entertainment, Artist Management Company, West Hollywood, California, United States
- Don Buchwald & Associates L.A., Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States
5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shea Whigham has dated –
- Christine Whigham – Whigham has been married to Christine Whigham and the couple can often be seen attending various public events together. They became parents to their daughter, Giorgia Whigham, on August 18, 1997. She is a well-noted actress who is known for having been cast as Kat in the Netflix teen drama series, 13 Reasons Why. Christine and Shea Whigham also have 3 other children.
Race / Ethnicity
- Deep set eyes
- Arched eyebrows
Best Known For
- Having been cast in a variety of roles in several movies like Tigerland (2000) as Pvt. Wilson, All the Real Girls (2003) as Tip, Out of This World (2004) as Russell Reade, Man of the House (2005) as Ranger Holt, Lords of Dogtown (2005) as Drake Landon, Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) as Eugene, First Snow (2006) as Vincent McClure, Pride and Glory (2008) as Kenny Dugan, Blood Creek (2009) as Luke Benny, The Killing Room (2009) as Tony Mazzolla, Fast & Furious (2009) as Agent Michael Stasiak, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) as Justin, Radio Free Albemuth (2010) as Phil, The Conspirator (2010) as Capt. Cottingham, The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) as Dwayne Jeffrey “DJ” Corliss, Catch .44 (2011) as Billy, Silver Linings Playbook (2012) as Jake Solitano, Fast & Furious 6 (2013) as Agent Michael Stasiak, American Hustle (2013) as Carl Elway, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) as Captain Ted Beecham, Star Trek Beyond (2016) as Teenaxi Leader, Death Note (2017) as James Turner, The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) as Joe Cronin, Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) as Andy Wheeldon, First Man (2018) as Gus Grissom, and Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) as Dr. Woodbury Laurence
- Appearing in several shows like Medical Investigation (2004) as Barrett Fidler, ER (2006) as Bobby Kenyon, Standoff (2007) as Andre /Jared Kendall, Lie to Me (2009) as Jered Blunt, Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014) as Elias “Eli” Thompson, True Detective (2014) as Joel Theriot, Agent Carter (2015) as Roger Dooley, Vice Principals (2016-2017) as Ray Liptrapp, Fargo (2017) as Moe Dammick, Narcos (2017) as Agent Duffy, Homecoming (2018) as Thomas Carrasco, and Dirty John (2018) as William Meehan
As a voice actor, he made his theatrical film debut by voicing the character of Teenaxi Leader in the sci-fi action adventure film, Star Trek Beyond, in 2016.
First TV Show
Shea Whigham made his first TV show appearance as Eric Duke in an episode, titled Cold in the Grave, of the horror thriller anthology series, Ghost Stories, in 1997.
As a voice actor, he made his TV show debut by providing vocals to the character of Bobby Kenyon in an episode, titled Quintessence of Dust, of the medical drama series, ER, in 2006.
Shea Whigham Facts
- When he was 5 years old, he moved from Tallahassee, Florida to Lake Mary, Florida with his family.
- After graduating from the university, Shea Whigham co-founded the New York City theatre troupe named The Rorschach Group along with actor Kirk Acevedo. Kirk was also his roommate when they were in college.
- With The Rorschach Group, Whigham worked as an actor as well as the artistic director for 3 years.
- Before accepting the offer to work in the psychological thriller web series, Homecoming, Whigham had not even heard the podcast. He was just too excited to work with the likes of actress Julia Roberts and director Sam Esmail.
- He also voiced the character of Jon in Smuggler’s Run, a video game developed by Angel Studios, in 2000.
- Whigham has worked with the likes of Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Pitt, and Dabney Coleman in the period crime drama television series, Boardwalk Empire. Moreover, he has worked with Michael Shannon on multiple occasions.
- He has also worked with some of the well-known directors like Martin Scorcese, Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog, Oliver Stone, David O’Russell, Tim Van Patten, David Gordon Green, Jeff Nichols, and Robert Rodriguez.
- Shea Whigham is not active on social media.
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