Jack Huston

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Jack Huston
Jack Huston - Berlinale - 2013.jpg
Jack Huston at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2013
BornJack Alexander Huston
(1982-12-07) 7 December 1982 (age 31)
London, England, United Kingdom
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Partner(s)Shannan Click (2011–present)
ChildrenSage Lavinia (b. 2013)
ParentsWalter Antony "Tony" Huston
Lady Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley
RelativesAnjelica Huston (aunt)
Danny Huston (uncle)
Allegra Huston (aunt)
David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley (uncle)
 
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Jack Huston
Jack Huston - Berlinale - 2013.jpg
Jack Huston at the Berlin International Film Festival, 2013
BornJack Alexander Huston
(1982-12-07) 7 December 1982 (age 31)
London, England, United Kingdom
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Partner(s)Shannan Click (2011–present)
ChildrenSage Lavinia (b. 2013)
ParentsWalter Antony "Tony" Huston
Lady Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley
RelativesAnjelica Huston (aunt)
Danny Huston (uncle)
Allegra Huston (aunt)
David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley (uncle)

Jack Alexander Huston[1] (born 7 December 1982) is an English actor. Huston is best known for his role as Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire.

Early life[edit]

Huston was born in London, the son of Lady Margot Lavinia (Cholmondeley) and Walter Anthony (Tony) Huston.[1] Huston decided to become an actor at the age of six, after playing the title role in a school production of Peter Pan.[2] He later attended the famed dramatic institute Hurtwood House.[3]

Career[edit]

Huston started his film career with a small screen adaptation of Spartacus, where he played Flavius. He then went on to having more prominent roles in such films as Factory Girl, playing the American poet Gerard Malanga, the horror film Shrooms, Outlander and Shrink.

In 2010, he had a small role in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as Royce King.

Huston also appears in HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Richard Harrow, a severely disfigured World War I marksman turned gangster. On 16 December 2010, it was announced Huston would be made a series regular after appearing in five episodes of the first season.[4]

After this he went on to be directed by Al Pacino in the 2011 film Wilde Salome and to having a starring roles in Not Fade Away, Two Jacks and Night Train to Lisbon.

In 2012, he played the part of narrator on avant-garde musician John Zorn's album A Vision in Blakelight, an homage to William Blake.

In 2013, Huston appeared in David O. Russell's comedy-drama American Hustle, as Pete Musane.[5] Later that year, Huston played Charles Bruno[6] in Strangers on a Train at London's Gielgud Theatre.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His paternal aunt is actress Anjelica Huston and his paternal half-uncle is actor Danny Huston.[8] His mother is English and his father is American. His paternal grandparents were director John Huston and Enrica (Soma), and his maternal grandparents were Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley and Lavinia Margaret (Leslie).[1] Huston is the nephew of David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley. On his father's side, he has Italian, Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry, and is a great-grandson of actor Walter Huston.[9][10] Through his maternal grandfather's father, Huston is descended from Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain, and through his maternal grandfather's mother, Sybil Sassoon, he is descended from both David Sassoon, the Treasurer of Baghdad, and Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who founded the Rothschild family international banking dynasty.[11][12]

Huston began dating American model Shannan Click in 2011.[13] Huston and Click have one daughter, Sage Lavinia Huston, born on 6 April 2013 in New York City.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004SpartacusFlaviusTV Movie
2005Neighborhood WatchBobaka Deadly End
2006Factory GirlGerard Malanga
2007ShroomsJake
2008Miss Austen RegretsDr. Charles HadenTV Movie
The Garden of EdenDavid Bourne
OutlanderWulfric
2009Boogie WoogieJoe
ShrinkShamus
2010The Twilight Saga: EclipseRoyce King II
Mr. NiceGraham Plinson
2011The Hot PotatoDanny
Wilde SalomeLord Alfred
2012Two JacksJack Hussar Junior
Not Fade AwayEugene
2013Kill Your DarlingsJack Kerouac
Night Train to LisbonAmadeu
American HustlePete MusaneScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2014PosthumousLiam PricePost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009–2010EastwickJamie8 episodes
2010–2013Boardwalk EmpireRichard Harrow33 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2013, 2014)
2012Parade's EndGerald3 episodes
TRON: UprisingRasketVoice
Episode: "Tagged"

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