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Born: July 12, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newport, Washington, USA Profession:

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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- ), 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.

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- ), 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.

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1.
 Day Out of Days (2015)
2.
 Love Is Strange (2014)
3.
 Opening Night (2014)
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6.
 Lola Versus (2012)
7.
 Green, The (2011)
8.
 Making the Boys (2009)
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Worked a variety of odd jobs such as a bank teller, waiter, and health club worker while living in Seattle, WA
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"
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
2005:
Made his film debut in the short film "Curiosity"
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 Bingham, the rugby-playing executive who helped fight the terrorists on board
2007:
Earned rave reviews for playing Sonny Malone, a simple-minded artist and roller-disco entrepreneur in the hit Broadway production of "Xanadu"
2009:
Garnered critical praise for his performance on Broadway in the revival of the musical "Finian¿s Rainbow"
2009:
Set his sights on television acting with guest appearances on "Lipstick Jungle" (NBC), "Ugly Betty" (ABC), and "The Mentalist" (CBS)
2010:
Joined the cast of NBC's "30 Rock" as a Canadian actor and Tina Fey's love interest
2010:
Landed a recurring role on Fox's "Glee" as a competitive and conniving vocal coach
2012:
Co-starred with Greta Gerwig in the comedy "Lola Versus"
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