Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson was one of those rare actors who channeled a conflicted childhood into an illustrious career on stage, television and in film. He first gained recognition for his headline-grabbing performances in the ... Read more »
Born: 07/11/1975 in Newport, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Day Out of Days 2015 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2014 (Tv Show)

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Love Is Strange 2014 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Opening Night 2014 (Movie)

Eli Faisel (Actor)

Royal Pains 2014 (Tv Show)

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Shifting the Canvas 2014 (Movie)

Jens (Actor)

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks 2014 (Movie)

Michael Minetti (Actor)

The One I Wrote For You 2014 (Movie)

Ben Cantor (Actor)

Behind the Candelabra 2013 (Movie)

Billy Leatherwood (Actor)

Full Circle 2013 (Tv Show)

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Lucky Stiff 2013 (Movie)

MC (Actor)

Mockingbird Lane 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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One Night Stand 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Smash 2013 (Tv Show)

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30 Rock 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

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Lola Versus 2012 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Mutual Friends 2012 (Movie)

Christoph (Actor)

Price Check 2012 (Movie)

Ernie (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 (Tv Show)

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Glee 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Making the Boys 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Law & Order 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Green 2010 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)

Life on Mars 2009 (Tv Show)

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Ugly Betty 2009 (Tv Show)

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Lipstick Jungle 2008 (Tv Show)

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United 93 2006 (Movie)

Mark Bingham (Actor)

American Horror Story (Tv Show)

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Biography

Cheyenne Jackson was one of those rare actors who channeled a conflicted childhood into an illustrious career on stage, television and in film. He first gained recognition for his headline-grabbing performances in the Broadway musicals "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (2002), "All Shook Up" (2005), "Xanadu" (2007), and in the revival of "Finian's Rainbow" (2009). After his meteoric rise on Broadway, Jackson delivered a memorable performance in the emotionally charged docu-drama "United 93" (2006), as one of the heroic passengers who foiled a terrorist plot. In 2010, he joined the ensemble cast of the critically acclaimed series "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013), his first high-profile role on TV in which he portrayed a Canadian actor hired off the street who has an affair with Tina Fey's character. The high-profile role led to a recurring part on Fox's popular series "Glee" (2009- ), where his character drove most of the season's plot lines, and set the stage for Jackson to be recognized as one of the most versatile and riveting actors across all genres.

Relationships

Jason Landau Actor

Husband
Began dating October 2013. Married in Encino, CA.

Monte Lapka

Ex-Spouse
Began dating in 2000 Filed for domestic partnership in 2010 Married Sept. 3, 2011 in the Hamptons Announced divorce August 2013.

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Greta Gerwig in the comedy "Lola Versus"

2010

Landed a recurring role on Fox's "Glee" as a competitive and conniving vocal coach

2010

Joined the cast of NBC's "30 Rock" as a Canadian actor and Tina Fey's love interest

2009

Set his sights on television acting with guest appearances on "Lipstick Jungle" (NBC), "Ugly Betty" (ABC), and "The Mentalist" (CBS)

2009

Garnered critical praise for his performance on Broadway in the revival of the musical "Finian’s Rainbow"

2007

Earned rave reviews for playing Sonny Malone, a simple-minded artist and roller-disco entrepreneur in the hit Broadway production of "Xanadu"

2006

Starred in the Academy Award-nominated film "United 93," a real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 and crashed in Pennsylvania when some of its passengers foiled the terrorist plot; Jackson played Mark Bingh

2005

Made his film debut in the short film "Curiosity"

2004

Built up his résumé with successful roles in the hit off-Broadway musical "Altar Boyz" and a lead part in the Broadway production of "All Shook Up" as the Elvis doppelgänger Chad

2002

Moved to NYC and made his Broadway debut as an understudy for both male leads in the Tony Award-winning musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Worked a variety of odd jobs such as a bank teller, waiter, and health club worker while living in Seattle, WA

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