Alan Cumming

Actor, Theater Actor

1965 –

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Who is Alan Cumming?

Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish-American actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays.

His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared in The Threepenny Opera, the master of ceremonies in Cabaret, and Design for Living. Cumming also introduces Masterpiece Mystery! for PBS and appears on The Good Wife, for which he has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Satellite Award.

He has also written a novel, Tommy's Tale, had a cable talk show called Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming, and produced a line of perfumed products labelled "Cumming". He has contributed opinion pieces to many publications and performed a cabaret show, I Bought A Blue Car Today. Cumming has also promoted LGBT rights, same-sex marriage, and sexual health charities.

Retaining his British citizenship, Cumming became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2008.

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Born
Jan 27, 1965
Aberfeldy
Also known as
  • Alan Cummings
  • Uppin Cumming
  • Young Alan
  • Alan Cumming, OBE
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • Scottish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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