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Michael Sheen stars in "Masters of Sex" on Showtime as Dr. William Masters.

On the big screen, Sheen stars in Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" as Aro, reprising the role from Part 1 and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009).

An acclaimed British actor, Michael Sheen recently starred in "Jesus Henry Christ," opposite Toni Collette, and "Midnight in Paris," written and directed by Woody Allen, as Paul, a loathsome, pedantic intellectual. Sheen also starred as Castor in "Tron: Legacy"; as the White Rabbit in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"; as Steven Arthur Younger in "Unthinkable," opposite Samuel Jackson, Brandon Routh and Carrie-Anne Moss; and as David Frost in Ron Howard's "Frost/Nixon," which received multiple Academy Award nominations. As part of the cast, Sheen received a Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He had previously portrayed the same role in the original stage incarnation, playing it in both London and on Broadway.

Three-time BAFTA nominee Michael Sheen has gained a prominent place among the talented new generation of British actors on stage and screen. He earned a BAFTA nod for Best Supporting Actor in "The Queen" and garnered two more for Best Actor in the television comedies "Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!" and "Dirty Filthy Love." "The Queen" also brought him the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Sheen was seen on screen in "Music Within," the story of Richard Pimentel, an early champion of the rights of the disabled and a primary activist behind the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sheen portrayed his best friend Art, a wheelchair-bound genius who suffers from cerebral palsy that uses his wit to deflect the prejudice associated with his twisted form.

Prior to that he was seen in Edward Zwick's "Blood Diamond," opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou, and as the British Prime Minister in Stephen Frears' "The Queen." "The Queen" marked Sheen's third collaboration with Frears. He first played the British Prime Minister in Frears' television feature "The Deal" and made his feature film debut in the director's "Mary Reilly," playing Dr. Jekyll's footman.



Among other television credits, Sheen played a recurring role on NBC's "30 Rock" as Wesley Snipes, a love interest for Tina Fey's Liz Lemon, who attempted to form a relationship with the character despite finding everything about him to be absolutely insufferable.

Sheen's other feature film credits include Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven"; "Laws of Attraction," starring with Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore; "Timeline," directed by Richard Donner; "Underworld"; Stephen Fry's "Bright Young Things"; Shekhar Kapur's "The Four Feathers"; starring in "Heartlands," directed by Damien O'Donnell ("East Is East"); and "Wilde" with Stephen Fry and Jude Law.

Sheen trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where, in his second year, he won the coveted Laurence Olivier Bursary for consistently outstanding performances. While still a student at RADA, Sheen landed a starring role opposite Vanessa Redgrave in 1991's "When She Danced," which marked his West End debut.

Sheen has since earned Olivier Award nominations for his performance as Mozart in Peter Hall's revival of "Amadeus," "Look Back in Anger" and "Caligula," for which he also won a London Critics' Circle Award and a London Evening Standard Theatre Award. He has received acclaim for his performances in such plays as "Romeo and Juliet," "Peer Gynt" and "Henry V." In 1999, Sheen made his Broadway debut, reprising the title role in "Amadeus."

Most recently on stage, Sheen received a Distinguished Performance Award nomination from the Drama League, among other accolades, for his Broadway stage origination of the role of David Frost in Peter Morgan's play. "Frost/Nixon." This followed the sold-out run in London, where Sheen received nominations for Best Actor from the Olivier Awards and Evening Standard Awards.

Sheen starred in "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans," in which he reprised his role as the dark Lycan master, Lucian. The film marks the directing debut of special-effects wiz Patrick Tatopoulos and also stars Bill Nighy.

Sheen also starred in "The Damned United," which chronicles the larger-than-life soccer manager Brian Clough's (Sheen) turbulent 44 days in charge of Leeds United in 1974 (then one of England's most successful soccer teams). The film is directed by Tom Hooper ("John Adams") with a screenplay by Peter Morgan, based on David Pearce's novel.

Born in Wales, Sheen grew up in Port Talbot, the industrial town renowned for producing Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins.




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MICHAEL SHEEN: FACTS

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Age: 48 years old
Birthday: February 5, 1969
Height: 5' 9"
Full Name / Real Name: Michael Christopher Sheen
Birthplace: Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK





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