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Cheyenne Jackson Biography
Cheyenne Jackson is an American actor and singer-songwriter. His credits include leading roles in Broadway musicals and other stage roles, as well as film and television roles, concert singing, and music recordings.
After beginning his acting career in regional theatre in Seattle, he moved to New York and was an understudy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002) and Aida (2003). He next originated the role of Matthew in Altar Boyz (2004). Jackson’s first leading role on Broadway was in All Shook Up (2005), which earned him a Theatre World Award for “Outstanding Broadway Debut.” Since then, on the New York stage, he has starred in The Agony & the Agony (2006), Xanadu (2007; Drama League, Drama Desk nominations), Damn Yankees (2008), Finian’s Rainbow (2010; Drama Desk nomination), 8 (2011), The Heart of the Matter (2012), and The Performers (2013).
He has also appeared in a number of films, including the 2006 Academy Award-nominated United 93, in which his portrayal of Mark Bingham earned him the Boston Society of Film Critics 2006 award for Best Ensemble Cast. He also had a leading role in the 2014 independent romantic comedy ensemble, Mutual Friends, and guest roles in television series such as NBC’s 30 Rock and Fox’s Glee. Since 2015, Jackson starred in the FX Horror anthology television series, American Horror Story, in its fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth seasons.
In concert, Jackson has sold out Carnegie Hall twice: The Power of Two in 2010 and Music of the Mad Men Era in 2011. He also performs in cabaret. In addition to his Broadway cast albums, he has released three albums of popular music, including a joint album called The Power of Two with Michael Feinstein in 2008. In 2012, Jackson released two singles, “Drive” and “Before You”, from his 2013 album I’m Blue, Skies. In 2016, Jackson released his latest album, Renaissance, an album adapted and expanded from his solo concert Music of the Mad Men Era.
Cheyenne Jackson Age
Jackson was born on July 12, 1975 in Deacibess Hospital in Spokane, Washington. He is 43 years old as of 2019.
Cheyenne Jackson Family
Jackson was born at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington. He is the son to David and Sherri Jackson. He was named by his father after the 1950s Western series Cheyenne. Jackson is the third of four children, he was raised in Oldtown, Idaho, a “teeny mill town” in a rural area in northern Idaho near the Washington border. Jackson’s father was Native American and a Vietnam veteran.
Jackson, his sister, and two brothers were taught by their mother to sing. They regularly played music by Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley at home. Jackson moved to Spokane as a teenager.
Cheyenne Jackson Husband
Jackson and Monte Lapka, a physicist, began dating in 2000 and married on September 3, 2011 in New York City. In July 2013, they announced plans to divorce. They filed for divorce in September 2013.
Jackson is a recovering alcoholic, having achieved sobriety in 2013.
Cheyenne Jackson Boyfriend | Cheyenne Jackson Gay | Cheyenne Jackson Jason Landau
Cheyenne Jackson married boyfriend Jason Landau in California on September 2014.
“This means a new beginning for us,” Jackson told People magazine. “It was love at first sight and this is just the culmination of that.”
The two wedded in front of 200 guests including fellow actors Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Leah Remini, and Alicia Silverstone.
The ceremony and reception which was held at a friend’s estate was said to be a mixture of nature and elegance. “I’m from Idaho,” said Jackson, “So I wanted everything to feel very woodsy.”
“There were branches of trees hovering over the tennis court we’re on with over 100 mini chandeliers draping the entire party,” added Landau. “It was gorgeous.”
In October 2013, Jackson announced he was dating actor Jason Landau on his official Instagram account. The two had met at rehab for alcohol addiction. They announced their engagement in February 2014. “We’ve both been through a lot in our lives,” said Jackson. “We got sober together. Now we sing and we dance together. It blows my mind.”
Cheyenne Jackson Children | Twins
Jackson, in 2016 he took on one of his most challenging and rewarding roles yet: being a dad to twins, Willow and Ethan, along with his husband Jason Landau. The couple welcomed their twins, a girl and boy, in October 2016.
Cheyenne Jackson Glee
On the second season of FOX’s show Glee Jackson portrayed Dustin Goolsby, the coach of “Vocal Adrenaline”, the main rival of “New Directions”.
Cheyenne Jackson 30 Rock
Jackson had a recurring role on the award-winning series, 30 Rock playing Danny Baker from 2009 through 2013. This is a satirical television sitcom created by Tina Fey that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013.
This series is based on Fey’s experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy show depicted as airing on NBC. It’s name refers to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, the address of the Comcast Building, where the NBC Studios are located and where Saturday Night Live is written, produced, and performed. It is produced by Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc., in association with NBCUniversal.
Cheyenne Jackson Xanadu | Cheyenne Jackson Broadway
Less than a week before the scheduled opening nigh in June 2007, Jackson assumed the lead role of Sonny on Broadway in Xanadu, replacing James Carpinello who had been injured during rehearsal. Previous workshop productions of the musical starred Jackson and Jane Krakowski.
Jackson and Krakowski both opted out of the initial Broadway run, citing schedule conflicts. Jackson’s performance as Sonny earned him nominations from the Drama League and Drama Desk for Outstanding Lead Actor. Xanadu had several Tony Award nominations including “Best New Musical” for which Jackson and the cast performed on the 62nd Tony Awards show.
Cheyenne Jackson Movies
2018 – Hurricane Bianca 2: From Russia with Hate as Boris
2017 – Hello Again as Robert (The Writer)
2016 – Bear with Us as Hudson
2016 – Opening Night as Eli Faisel
2015 – A Beautiful Now as David
2015 – Day Out of Days as Phil
2014- The One I Wrote for You as Ben Cantor
2014 – Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks as Michael Minetti
2014 – Dragula as Mr. Newton
2014 – Love Is Strange as Ted
2014 – Lucky Stiff as MC
2013 – Mutual Friends as Christoph
2012 – Price Check as Ernie
2012 – Lola Versus as Roger
2011 – The Green as Daniel
2011 – Smile as Doctor Steve
2010 – Photo Op as Zig
2010 – Hysteria as Scott
2006 – United 93 as Mark Bingham
2005 – Curiosity as Luke
Cheyenne Jackson Hotel | Cheyenne Jackson American Horror Story
Jackson appeared in the fifth season of American Horror Story as one of the leads, alongside Lady Gaga and Matt Bomer.
Hotel is the fifth season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. It debuted on October 7, 2015, and concluded January 13, 2016. The series was renewed in October 2014, with the subtitle Hotel being announced in February 2015.
Returning cast from previous seasons of the series include: Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, Mare Winningham, Christine Estabrook, Finn Wittrock, Lily Rabe, Anthony Ruivivar, John Carroll Lynch, Matt Ross, and Gabourey Sidibe, along with new cast members Lady Gaga and Cheyenne Jackson. Breaking from the anthological format, like Freak Show, the season is interconnected to the first and third seasons. Hotel marks the first season to not feature series mainstays Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy.
Cheyenne Jackson Ahs Season 6
Jackson returned to the show’s sixth season to play Network Executive, Sidney Aaron James, as well as the seventhseason of the show to play psychiatrist Dr. Rudy Vincent Anderson.
American Horror Story: Roanoke is the sixth season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. It premiered on September 14, 2016, marking the first time the series has debuted outside of October, and concluded on November 16, 2016.
Returning cast members from previous seasons include: Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Denis O’Hare, Wes Bentley, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, Angela Bassett, Adina Porter, Lady Gaga, Leslie Jordan, Frances Conroy, Finn Wittrock, Robin Weigert and Taissa Farmiga, along with new cast members Cuba Gooding Jr. and André Holland. Paulson also reprised her role as the Asylum character, Lana Winters, for the season finale