Born on 26 July 1959 in South Orange, New Jersey, United States Kevin Spacey is a popularly known as American actor,
producer and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film
and television. He was sent to military school, but was expelled for throwing a tire at another student.
He channeled his rebellious energy into acting and transferred to Los Angeles drama-centric Chatsworth High School,
where he graduated co-valedictorian.
In the mid-1990s, Spacey was catapulted into international stardom with lead performances in the hit movies The Usual Suspects (1995; for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role) and Se7en (1995). These early films led to additional opportunities, and Spacey shined in such films as A Time to Kill (1996), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), L.A. Confidential (1997) and American Beauty (1999; for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role).
With two Oscars under his belt, and countless other awards to come, Spacey was able to pick roles in a wide variety of films, and he took full advantage of his artistic freedom by playing the lead in such movies as Pay It Forward (2000), The Shipping News (2001) and The Life of David Gale (2003).
In 2004, Spacey starred as singer Bobby Darin in Beyond the Sea, which he also produced, directed and co-wrote. Two years later, he switched gears completely, taking on the iconic super-villain role of Lex Luthor in Superman Returns (2006).
Spacey also portrayed Richard Nixon in Elvis & Nixon, a 2016 comedy-drama about the King of Rock n Rolls meeting with Nixon in 1970.
American actor Kevin Spacey is known for his award-winning performances in films like The Usual Suspects and American Beauty, as well as the hit Netflix series House of Cards.