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Billy Magnussen

Biography

Stage and tv actor who also played Casey Hughes within the CBS cleaning soap opera, BECAUSE THE World Converts from 2008 to 2010. In 2013, he starred within the film, The East, and became a member of the solid of In to the Woods. He graduated from South Forsyth SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in 2001. He produced his Broadway debut within the 2007 creation from the Ritz, which starred Rosie Perez. He grew up inside a neigborhood in Woodhaven, Queens before shifting with his family members to Cumming, Georgia. He offers two brothers. He performed a role within the film Blood Night time: The Story of Mary Hatchet, which starred Danielle Harris.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth April 20, 1985
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.8 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Nationality American
Parents Greg Magnussen, Daina Magnussen
Awards Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
Movies Into the Woods, Bridge of Spies, Birth of the Dragon, The Big Short, Ingrid Goes West, The Great Gilly Hopkins, The Lost Valentine, Damsels in Distress, The Brass Teapot, The Meddler, Happy Tears, The East, Surviving Family, Revenge of the Green Dragons, Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, I Smile Back, Twelve, A Mighty Nice Man, Choose, 2nd Serve, Elephant Garden, Aladdin
TV Shows As the World Turns, American Crime Story
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1 Credits Robin Williams as one of the reasons he started acting.
2 Appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards: The Big Short (2015) and Bridge of Spies (2015).
3 His mother was his date to the Tony awards.
4 Born in New York City before moving with his family to Cumming, GA.
5 Plays in a band in New York City Reserved for Rondee.
6 Graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts.
7 His maternal grandparents were Lithuanian immigrants.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Game Night 2018 filming Ryan
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2017 TV Series Russ Snyder
Ingrid Goes West 2017 Nicky Sloane
Jay & Pluto 2016 TV Series Pluto
Birth of the Dragon 2016 Steve McKee
American Crime Story 2016 TV Series Kato Kaelin
The Big Short 2015 Mortgage Broker
The Great Gilly Hopkins 2015 Ellis
Bridge of Spies 2015 Doug Forrester
The Meddler 2015 Ben
The Sonnet Project 2015 TV Series
The Good Wife 2015 TV Series Chris Fife
I Smile Back 2015 Zach (uncredited)
Into the Woods 2014 Rapunzel's Prince
Revenge of the Green Dragons 2014 Detective Boyer
The Divide 2014 TV Series Eric Zale
The Leftovers 2014 TV Series Marcus
It Could Be Worse 2014 TV Mini-Series Competition
A Mighty Nice Man 2014 Short Robbie
The Money 2014 TV Movie Greg Castman
Walking Stories 2013 Short Chip
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell 2013 TV Series Spencer
The East 2013 Porty McCabe
Boardwalk Empire 2012 TV Series Roger McAllister
2nd Serve 2012 Lingo
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2012 TV Series Det. Michael Crenshaw
The Brass Teapot 2012 Arnie
Surviving Family 2012 Alex D'Amico
Blue Bloods 2012 TV Series Rand Hilbert
Damsels in Distress 2011 Thor
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2011 TV Series Marc Landry
In Plain Sight 2011 TV Series Jonathan Collins Yonni Peterschwim
The Lost Valentine 2011 TV Movie Neil Thomas
Choose 2011/II Paul
NCIS: Los Angeles 2010 TV Series Cpl Allen Reed
As the World Turns 2008-2010 TV Series Casey Hughes
Twelve 2010 Claude
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet 2009 Eric
The Beautiful Life: TBL 2009 TV Series Alex Marinelli
The Unusuals 2009 TV Series Bo Keebler
Lalo 2009 Short Bike Messenger
Happy Tears 2009 Ray
Law & Order 2008 TV Series Cody Larson
The Elephant Garden 2008 Short Michael

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Into the Woods 2014 performer: "Agony"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nomad Cowboys 2017 Documentary filming
A Case of the Cold War: Bridge of Spies 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Broadway.com Show 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Show People with Paul Wontorek 2014 TV Series Himself
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Ensemble, Motion Picture Into the Woods (2014) · Emily Blunt
· Meryl Streep
· Anna Kendrick
· Chris Pine
· Johnny Depp
· Tracey Ullman
· Frances de la Tour
· Christine Baranski
· Lucy Punch
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Daniel Huttlestone
· James Corden
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lilla Crawford

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Big Short (2015) · Christian Bale
· Steve Carell
· Ryan Gosling
· Max Greenfield
· Melissa Leo
· Tracy Letts
· Hamish Linklater
· John Magaro
· Adepero Oduye
· Brad Pitt
· Rafe Spall
· Jeremy Strong
· Marisa Tomei
· Finn Wittrock
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Into the Woods (2014) · Meryl Streep
· James Corden
· Emily Blunt
· Johnny Depp
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Frances de la Tour
· Christine Baranski
· Lucy Punch
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lilla Crawford
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Anna Kendrick
· Chris Pine
· Tracey Ullman
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Ensemble Into the Woods (2014) · Meryl Streep
· Emily Blunt
· James Corden
· Anna Kendrick
· Chris Pine
· Tracey Ullman
· Christine Baranski
· Johnny Depp
· Lilla Crawford
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lucy Punch
· Frances de la Tour
· Simon Russell Beale
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Into the Woods (2014) · Meryl Streep
· Emily Blunt
· James Corden
· Anna Kendrick
· Chris Pine
· Tracey Ullman
· Christine Baranski
· Johnny Depp
· Lilla Crawford
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lucy Punch
· Frances de la Tour
· Simon Russell Beale
2014 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Into the Woods (2014) · Meryl Streep
· Emily Blunt
· James Corden
· Anna Kendrick
· Chris Pine
· Tracey Ullman
· Christine Baranski
· Johnny Depp
· Lilla Crawford
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lucy Punch
· Frances de la Tour
· Simon Russell Beale


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#Quote
1 I have just gained a deeper and deeper respect for acting and the whole art of it because you're really trying to live a life and to do the best justification for it.
2 I eat eight times a day. But it's what my intake is. I eat all the time, but it's good stuff. You want to eat that chocolate? You want to eat that dessert? Have that apple or vegetable instead.
3 When you really want a role, you just put your soul in it.
4 I'm not a big TV watcher guy; I like being outside.
5 That's the difference between working on film and working in a play. In a play, you work on it, and you live in it and develop it and make it happen.
6 There's nothing better than hearing someone laugh.
7 I'm very fortunate to get paid for something I love doing.
8 Doing the soaps, every day it's constant training. Dealing with camera angles, the other people - it's great training.
9 I really think you can manifest your dreams. You can manifest your destiny. If you want something hard enough and you're willing to work for it, I think you can get it. I truly believe that.
10 Every role is the best role you've ever got. It's the only role you have.
11 I want to be known for my performances and doing my craft well, not for funny stuff I post on Twitter or whatever.
12 When I act, I feel like I am a color in someone else's painting - I can be the best blue that there is, but I'm still only part of their entire picture - but, with music, when I am performing with Reserved For Rondee, I am the painter, you know?
13 I don't sing lead - I am not the lead singer - but I do sing some stuff sometimes.
14 I was always into sports and a lot of physical activities. My dad was a kickboxer and a body builder. My mom was an aerobics teacher.
15 I actually did Shakespeare when I was at North Carolina School of the Arts. I studied with Gerald Freedman and Mary Irwin - it was fun; I enjoyed it.
16 I would totally, if Alan Cumming is tired of doing Cabaret, I'd be like, 'I'll do it tonight.' I would have such a good time doing that.
17 I want to go base-jumping off Angel Falls and then canoeing down that river that goes east. That's what I really wanna do.


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