Jack Huston Biography


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Birth Name: Jack Huston
Born: 12/07/1982
Birth Place: London, England, GB


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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