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Born: December 7, 1982 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession:

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A scion of the iconic Huston entertainment dynasty, the British Jack Huston hoped to live up to his birthright. He first caught notice in the Edie Sedgwick biopic "Factory Girl" (2006) and was then admired by sci-fi fans in "Outlander" (2008). Huston went on to star in the Ernest Hemingway adaptation of "The Garden of Eden" (2008), and was part of the art house movie "Boogie Woogie" (2009). On television, he cast a spell on the witchy drama "Eastwick" (ABC, 2009-2010), appeared in Al Pacino's long-gestated filmed take on the play "Wilde Salome" (2010), and started dating fellow Brit Cat Deeley, the popular host of "So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox, 2005- ). Huston was lucky enough to grab a juicy role in the highly anticipated "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (2010), while also landing a quality recurring role on the highly acclaimed series "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010- )whereby the actor further staked his claim to the family business of well-warranted stardom.Jack Alexander Huston was born Dec. 7, 1982 in London, England to Walter Antony (Tony) Huston, a screenwriter-turned-attorney, and Lady Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley, daughter of Hugh, the 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley. Beyond being the grandson of...

A scion of the iconic Huston entertainment dynasty, the British Jack Huston hoped to live up to his birthright. He first caught notice in the Edie Sedgwick biopic "Factory Girl" (2006) and was then admired by sci-fi fans in "Outlander" (2008). Huston went on to star in the Ernest Hemingway adaptation of "The Garden of Eden" (2008), and was part of the art house movie "Boogie Woogie" (2009). On television, he cast a spell on the witchy drama "Eastwick" (ABC, 2009-2010), appeared in Al Pacino's long-gestated filmed take on the play "Wilde Salome" (2010), and started dating fellow Brit Cat Deeley, the popular host of "So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox, 2005- ). Huston was lucky enough to grab a juicy role in the highly anticipated "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (2010), while also landing a quality recurring role on the highly acclaimed series "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010- )whereby the actor further staked his claim to the family business of well-warranted stardom.

Jack Alexander Huston was born Dec. 7, 1982 in London, England to Walter Antony (Tony) Huston, a screenwriter-turned-attorney, and Lady Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley, daughter of Hugh, the 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley. Beyond being the grandson of the legendary director-writer-actor John Huston, and great-grandson to Oscar-winning actor Walter Huston, Huston was also nephew to both Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston and to acclaimed actor-director Danny Huston. The future actor was drawn to the family craft at an early age, but did not understand the significance of his family heritage at that age. At six, he played the title role in a school production of "Peter Pan," and would later claim his subsequent career decision was his own and not at all impacted by the family business. Huston later toured with theater companies during his scholastic holidays - he spent the last two years of school between ages 16 and 18 at famed drama institute, Hurtwood House - before traveling for a year and returning to his homeland to join the West End production of "Mrs. Warren's Profession," directed by Sir Peter Hall.

After a brief introductory turn on the small screen retelling of "Spartacus" (USA, 2004), Huston moved to Los Angeles and endured an onscreen neighbor from hell in the low-budget slasher "Neighborhood Watch" (2005). He also filmed his first role of interest in the moderately reviewed "Factory Girl" (2006), in which he essayed poet-photographer-filmmaker Gerard Malanga. Huston next tripped through the drug-fueled horror flick "Shrooms" (2007), and was the warrior Wulfric in the little-seen action/adventure, "Outlander" (2008). Huston also landed in "The Garden of Eden" (2008) as a WWI vet and writer who traveled across Europe with his wife (Mena Suvari) and the sultry girl they both coveted. In "Boogie Woogie" (2009), a wicked satire of the art world set in contemporary London, Huston played an up-and-coming artist who bedded a married collector's wife (Gillian Anderson).

Proving he was more and more carrying on the Huston tradition of excellence, he magically appeared on American television in the tale of three modern-day witches on the fantasy/drama, "Eastwick" (ABC, 2009-2010), playing the mysterious Jamie, who moves to town in search of his ancestry. Huston next entered the world of notorious drug dealer Howard Marks in the comedy/drama biopic, "Mr. Nice" (2010), co-starring Rhys Ifans and Chloë Sevigny, before appearing as Lord Alfred in the Al Pacino baby, "Wilde Salome" (2010), the experimental dramatic film which reinterpreted the controversial play by Oscar Wilde under Pacino's direction. On the big screen, Huston stepped into "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (2010) as the despicable fiancé of Nikki Reed's Rosalie, as seen through flashbacks that lead up to her "rebirth." Meanwhile, Huston had a recurring role on the critically lauded "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010- ), playing an Army marksman heavily scarred in World War I, who aligns himself with the corrupt treasurer of Atlantic City, Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Steve Buscemi). Huston's status was upgraded from recurring character to regular player for season two.

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 Posthumous (2014)
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 Dark Peak (2013)
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 Two Jacks (2013)
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 American Hustle (2013)
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 Love, Marilyn (2012)
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 Mr. Nice (2010)
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1988:
At age six, played title role in school production of "Peter Pan"
2004:
TV acting debut, the USA Network remake of "Spartacus"
2006:
Played poet-photographer-filmmaker Gerard Malanga in "Factory Girl"
2008:
Cast as a WWI vet and writer who traveled across Europe with his wife (Mena Suvari) and the sultry girl they both coveted in "The Garden of Eden"
2009:
Played an up-and-coming artist who bedded a married collector's wife (Gillian Anderson) in satirical film "Boogie Woogie"
2009:
Landed first regular TV role on short-lived "Eastwick" (ABC)
2010:
Played despicable fiancé of Nikki Reed's Rosalie in David Slade directed "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
2011:
Cast as Lord Alfred in "Wilde Salome" (2010), the experimental reinterpretation of Oscar Wilde's <i>Salome</i> directed by Al Pacino
2010:
Landed recurring role on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" as disfigured war veteran Richard Harrow; made into a series regular during second season
2012:
Co-starred in 1960s-set drama "Not Fade Away," written and directed by David Chase
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