DANIEL DAY-LEWIS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Daniel Day-Lewis was born on April 29th, 1957 in Greenwich, London in England with the birth name Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis, born to Cecil Day-Lewis and Jill Blacon, an actress. As a young boy he was sent to study at Sevenoaks School in Kent, England and developed an interest in acting. He was later transferred to another independent school, Bedales and at the age of fourteen he debuted in his first film, "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1971).
After school he wanted to pursue a career as an actor and enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and studied there for three years. He then began working as a stage actor and also appeared on television shows such as, "Frost in May" and "How Many Miles to Babylon" (both 1982).
Soon he began adding film credits to his resume such as, "Gandhi" (1982), "The Bounty" (1984), "My Beautiful Laundrette" (1985), "A Room with a View" (1986), "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1987) and then he earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film, "My Left Foot" (1989).
He had now made quite a name for himself in the industry and continued to appear on more successful feature films such as, "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992) and "In the Name of the Father" (1993), a role for which he earned his second Academy Award nomination as well as his second Golden Globe nomination.
Other film credits include, "The Age of Innocence" (1993), "The Crucible" (1996), "The Boxer" (1997) and "Gangs of New York" (2002) co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson and Cameron Diaz, a role for which he earned his third Academy Award nomination and won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
More recently, he earned an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, a Golden Globe for Best Actor and a Screen Actors Guild Sward for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role-Motion Picture for his role in the film, "There Will be Blood" (2007).
Again in 2009, Lewis earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor and a Satellite Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2009 film, "Nine". He has also starred in the films, "Lincoln" (2010) and soon to release in 2013, "Silence".
Daniel Day-Lewis has proved over the course of his career that he is a very talented and versatile actor. He is married to Rebecca Miller whom he wed in 1996 and he has two children, one from a relationship with Isabelle Adjani whom he was involved with from 1989 through 1994. He currently resides in the United States as well as Ireland.
2007 There Will Be Blood
2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose
2002 Gangs of New York
1997 The Boxer
1996 The Crucible
1993 In the Name of the Father
1993 The Age of Innocence
1992 The Last of the Mohicans
1989 My Left Foot
1989 Eversmile, New Jersey
1988 Stars and Bars
1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being
1986 Screen Two
1985 A Room with a View
1985 My Beautiful Laundrette
1985 My Brother Jonathan
1984 The Bounty
1983 BBC Play of the Month
1982 Frost in May
1982 How Many Miles to Babylon?
1981 Artemis 81
1981 Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse
1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday