Shea Whigham Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Oct, 2019
Facts of Shea Whigham
Date of Birth: 1969 , January-5
Age: 52 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Shea Whigham
Birth Name Franklin Shea Whigham Jr.
Father Franklin Shea Whigham
Mother Beth Whigham
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Tallahassee, Florida
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $5 Million
Weight in KG 70
Married to Christine Whigham
Children Giorgia Whigham
Education State University of New York
Awards Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Gold Derby Awards, New York Film Critics, Online, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Seattle Film Critics Awards
Movies Tigerland, Man of the House, Pride and Glory, Fast & Furious, The Lincoln Lawyer, Fast & Furious 6, Silver Linings Playbook, The Wolf of Wall Street, Non-Stop, Kong: Skull Island, The Catcher Was a Spy, Scario: Day of the Soldado, Bad Times at the El Royale, Vice, To the Stars, Low Ride, Joker
TV Show Ghost Stories, Boardwalk Empire
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Franklin Shea Whigham Jr., also known as Shea Whigham, is an American actor. His acting role as Earl Cole in  King: Skull Island, and Agent Michael Stasiak in Fast & Furious and Fast & Furious 6 established him in the acting industry. He is also recognized for his main role of Elias Thompson on the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire. His untiring works in his acting career have won him some prestigious awards, including Screen Actors Guild Awards, New York Film Critics Awards, and Gold Derby Awards.

Born in Tallahassee, Florida

Shea Whigham was born as Franklin Shea Whigham Jr on 5th January 1969 in Tallahassee, Florida, the United States. Whigham is a White American by his ethnicity and holds American nationality.

His father, Franklin Shea Whigham, and mother Beth moved to Lake Mary, Florida, when he was just five years old. Whigham's father was an attorney, and his mother was a school librarian. Whigham completed his junior schooling in Lake Mary.

After graduating from Tyler Junior College, he went to New York, where he joined the State University of New York for his further study.

Career Graph of Shea Whigham

Shea debuted from the television series Ghost Stories in 1997 and got his first role in silver screen as Craig in 1998 movie Of Love & Fantasy. He got his major role as Pvt Wilson in 2000 movie Tigerland.

Whigham shared the screen with the actors like Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Paul Walker in two series of Fast & Furious. For its 6th edition, he won various awards, including Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award and New York Film Critics.

He was also won numerous awards for his work on television that includes Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire.

Shea Whigham on award ceremony SOURCE: Pinterest

His latest works include his role of detective Burke in DC's Comic film adaptation Joker in 2019 in which he worked along with the actors like Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix. His movies The Gate Way, The Quarry, and Small Engine Repair are scheduled to be released in 2020.

Net Worth of $5 Million

Shea Whigham's net worth is estimated to be around $5 million in 2019. The major source of his income is his acting career. He is having a successful acting career for over two decades, during which he has worked in a number of high-budget movies. So we believe he has received a pretty impressive paycheck for his work in such projects.

 Here are some of his movies with its budget and their Box-Office Collection.

Movie Released Year Actor Budget Box-Office Collection
Fast & Furious 2009 Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez $85 million $363.2 million
Machete 2010 Danny Trejo, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, and Jessica Alba $10.5 million $44.1 million
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, and Ryan Phillippe $40 million $87.1 million
Silver Linings Playbook 2012 Jennifer Lawrence, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, and Bradley Cooper $21 million $236.4 million
Savages 2012 John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson $45 million $83 million
Fast & Furious 6 2013 Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Luke Evans, and Gal Gadot $260 million $788.7 million
American Hustle 2013 Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Alessandro Nivola $40 million $251.2 million
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner $100 million $392 million
Non-Stop 2014 Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Scoot McNairy $50 million $222.8 million
Kong: Skull Island 2017 Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson and Jing Tian $185 million $566.7 million
Sicario: Day of the Soldado 2018 Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Isabela Moner. $45 million $75.8 million
First Man 2018 Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, and Corey Stoll

$70 million

$105.7 million

There is no more information regarding his assets and properties. But as per some online sources, he owns a house at Van Nuys, California, which might worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

Married To Christine Whigham

The 50-year-old American actor is married to Christine Whigham since 1997. Whigham welcomed his first child Giorgia Whigham with his wife Christine on 19th August 1997.

Shea Whigham with his wife SOURCE: Getty

Giorgia has also walked on her father's footsteps and is having a bright career as well. Giorgia is best known for her role of Beth in MTV'S Scream and as Kat in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.


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